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I hope you enjoy the updates below. Thank you for all you do to promote peace. And, as always, we hope to see you at our upcoming events..Peace,
Patrick Kennelly, Director

In the News

Marquette features Terry Rynne's contribution to Pope Francis' address

Prior to the new year, Marquette Today released a story on Marquette alumnus, Peace Studies instructor, and Center for Peacemaking co-founder, Terry Rynne. He was one of 80 participants in a conference at the Vatican last April focusing on gospel nonviolence. The results of this conference were sent to Pope Francis and served as the impetus of the Pope's New Year's Day address on nonviolence.

Marquette alumnus assists Pope Francis in New Year's Day peace messageMarquette Today

Faculty Highlight

Faculty peacemaker addresses refugee crisis and Muslim American experience

Dr. Louise Cainkar, director of Peace Studies and associate professor of Social and Cultural Sciences, engaged in three opportunities to share her research on Syrian refugees and the experiences of Muslim Americans.

On January 26, she addressed hundreds of students in Ohio at Kent State University on "Escape to Resettlement: The Life of a Refugee." Then on January 28, she spoke on the Muslim American experience at the Milwaukee Reparatory Theater following the acclaimed play "Disgraced." The talk back session was titled "Being Brown: The complexities of identity in post-9/11 America." On January 30, she spoke on Chicago's WBEZ public radio about the Muslim Ban and how it is based on stereotypes and not data.

Dr. Cainkar is the 
author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11.

Speakers give new perspective on Syrian refugee crisis |
Trump's immigration order and living in 'crisis mode'WBEZ Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia

News & Updates

Marquette's CRS Global Campus featured at men's basketball game

The Marquette University Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Campus Partnership was featured in an announcement at the Jan. 11 men's basketball game versus Seton Hall. Marquette won the game in overtime. The theme for the night was Clergy Night as Archbishop Listecki was in attendance. 

CRS Global Campus Partnership on Bradley Center jumbotron | @CRSUniversity (

Publications & Presentations

Faculty peacemaker publishes interview with Hon. George Mitchell

In October 2016, the Center for Peacemaking hosted distinguished peacemaker, Hon. George Mitchell, at Marquette. During his visit to Milwaukee, Mitchell spoke with Sandra Whitehead, adjunct instructor, Journalism and Media Studies, for what turned into the cover story of the recent edition of HOME Magazine Lebanon.

In the facebook post linked below, the magazine thanked the Center for Peacemaking for arranging the interview.

George Mitchell featured on cover of HOME Magazine Lebanon@HOMEforMagazine (

Event Recap

Journalist Gene Palumbo visits Marquette

The El Salvador-based freelance journalist, Gene Palumbo, participated in a two-day symposium at Marquette entitled "What was achieved: Migration, Impunity, and Social Justice after the peace accords in El Salvador and Guatemala.During his visit, Palumbo also visited several classes and spoke about his experiences covering the civil war in El Salvador (1980–1992).

Journalist visits Marquette for Latin American symposium |

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 22 | 2:30 pm
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty
Kate Hennessey, author
Details and Registration

Mar. 28 | 5 pm
Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture
Fr. Patxi Alvarez, S.J.

Apr. 3-7
Peacemaker in Residence
Mel Duncan, Nonviolent Peaceforce

Apr. 7 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace
Maria Stephan
Mel Duncan
Terrence Rynne
Ken Butigan
...and others

Details and Registration

Apr. 26
13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance
Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara
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