I hope you enjoy the updates below. Thank you for all you do to support the Center, our students, and our faculty.
We are especially excited to host the Center for Peacemaking's 4th Annual Spring Social next Thursday. Registration details are on
Peace studies instructor and founder of the Center for Peacemaking, Dr. Terrence J. Rynne, participated in the recent Vatican conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace. The conference, covered in the National Catholic Reporter
and Pax Christi international
, centered on replacing just war theory with a just peace strategy grounded in Gospel nonviolence. The conference resulted in a document presented to Pope Francis
calling for a commitment to Gospel nonviolence.
In an article published in the National Catholic Reporter prior to the conference, Rynne described how the basis of implementing the Just Peace strategy follows Jesus’s teachings.
Why is the Catholic Church moving away from just war theory?
| National Catholic Reporter
News & Updates
Faculty research fellows announced
The Center for Peacemaking has awarded two faculty members with Rynne Research Fellowships for the summer.
- Dr. Alexandra Crampton (Social and Culural Sciences) - "Getting Past 'Yes' as Measure of Mediation Success"
- Dr. Christine Krueger (English) - "Literature, Law and Traumatic History"
News & Updates
Students and faculty present on PARC initiative at conferences
This semester students and faculty have presented at several conferences on the PARC initiative, a community based research project that is strengthening Milwaukee's Near West Side.
- American Political Science Association Conference 2015: Max Bertellotti (A&S '16) and Dr. Amber Wichowsky (Political Science) presented at the premier political science conference about community voices in public development. They relayed how their scholarly research informed the strategic planning of the PARC initiative.
- Cohen Peace Conference at Ball State University 2016: Shivani Chokshi (A&S '17), Max Bertellotti (A&S '16), and Patrick Kennelly (Center for Peacemaking) presented to a panel about the PARC initiative and its work incorporating community interests for holistic development of Milwaukee's Near West Side.
- Midwest Political Science Association Conference 2016: Max Bertellotti (A&S '16) and Dr. Amber Wichowsky (Political Science) presented at a regional political science conference about community voices in public development. They relayed how their scholarly research informed the strategic planning of the PARC initiative.
In the News
CRS ambassadors, student organizations host simulation on plight of refugees and migrants
The CRS student ambassadors partnered with other student organizations including Sigma Lambda Beta, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, Peacemakers, and Students for Justice in Palestine to simulate various activities and treatments that refugees and migrants face. Approximately 30 students participated in and helped facilitate the simulation. Read the story about the event from the Marquette Wire
and watch short videos from CRS to learn about refugees in Greece
and unaccompanied minors in Honduras
First refugee and migrant simulation aims to dismantle stigma, stereotypes
| Marquette Wire