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I hope you enjoy the updates below. We are especially excited to prepare for Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright's visit to campus as the Peacemaker in Residence. As always, we hope to see you at our upcoming events.Peace,
Patrick Kennelly, Director

Faculty Highlight

Faculty peacemaker named president of Arab American Studies Association

We would like to congratulate Dr. Louise Cainkar, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, for being voted to become the next president of the Arab American Studies Association. She will serve as the president-elect in 2015 and as the president in 2016-2017.

Dr. Cainkar has helped advance the Center for Peacemaking's mission in many ways: she received a Rynne Faculty Research Fellowship in 2010 to conduct comparative research on the topic of American Muslim youth; she serves on both the Peace Studies major advisory board and the Center for Peacemaking steering committee; and she is always willing to mentor students who have a demonstrated interest in her research.

Her award-winning book Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11 is available online.

News & Updates

Peacemaking efforts support community engagement classification

The Carnegie Foundation awarded Marquette with the 2015 Community Engagement Classification, making it one of 361 institutions in the country with this distinction. Several Center for Peacemaking programs fulfill the classification's requirement of collaborating with the larger community to address critical social issues and contributing to the public good.

Through the Marquette University Peace Works program, Marquette students teach nonviolent conflict resolution, peer mediation, and leadership skills to middle school and high school students throughout Milwaukee. The program has a track record of increasing youth understanding of ways to respond to conflict and improving the classroom environment.

The MU-CRS Ethiopia program was piloted last summer when a team of Marquette students, faculty, and staff traveled to Ethiopia to conduct research in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and the Southeastern Wisconsin Initiative for CRS. This program focuses on empowering teachers, women, and girls in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.   

Event Recap

Racial justice events held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In January, the Center for Peacemaking partnered with the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Memorial Libraries, and the Center for Intercultural Engagement to host two successful events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 27, Patrick Kennelly, the director of the Center for Peacemaking, facilitated a panel discussion on the current state of racial justice in our country. The panel featured Dr. Angelique Harris, Zarkey Hegwood, Astead Herdon, Dr. Jodi Melamed, and O’Brien fellow Marjorie Valbrun. View a recording of the discussion.

On January 28, Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological ethics, spoke on the topic of “A View from the Mountaintop.” View a recording of the presentation.

Publications & Presentations

Executive committee member speaks and writes on theology and peace

Center for Peacemaking executive committee member Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J. has recently delivered several lectures and published multiple articles on theology and peacemaking.
  • “Lean and Green: A Theology for the Next Generation,” lecture at Carroll College, Helena, MT
  • “In Search of the Primordial,” public dialogue with artist Mark David Gray in his Third Ward studio
  • “Liberal Theology: An Ecumenical Future,” article in Modern Believing (Oct '14)
  • “Creation as an Ecumenical Problem: Renewed Belief through Green Experience,” article in Theological Studies (Dec '14)
His book Connecting Jesus to Social Justice: Classical Christology and Public Theology is available online.

Upcoming Events:

Mar 17 | 7 pm
Stories of Following My Conscience in Peacemaking and Foreign Affairs
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright
AMU Henke Lounge

Mar 18 | 12 noon
Soup with Substance with: 
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright

AMU 157

Mar 18 | 4 pm 
Panel Discussion on Just War, Pacifism, and Peacemaking
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright
Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J.
Dr. Terrence Rynne

AMU 157
 

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