|Hi <<First Name>>,
I hope your summer is going well. Here are a few updates on what has been happening at the Center. Thank you for all you do to support the Center, our students, and our faculty. Peace,
Patrick Kennelly, Director
News & Updates
Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J. begins term as Scholar in Residence
We are excited to announce that Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J. has joined the Center's staff as a Scholar in Residence. In this role he will coordinate research initiatives, advocacy, and faculty engagement.
Father McNulty brings extensive knowledge and experience to this role. Previously he served as associate professor of philosophy at Marquette University and visiting professor of philosophy at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) fin San Salvador, El Salvador. Subsequently he was a senior staff associate at the Center of Concern and director of communications for the International Jesuit Network for Development, He spent seven years as Justice and Peace Director for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), and most recently he was the McLean Professor of Philosophy at St. Joseph's University.
News & Updates
Center for Peacemaking involved with local PARC initiative
The Center for Peacemaking is partnering with the Near West Side Partners, Inc. on the “Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime” Initiative – or PARC. PARC is an innovative 3-year program that takes a two-pronged approach to improve the Near West Side by Promoting Assets to transform the perception of the neighborhood; and Reducing Crime to address the reality of the neighborhood’s challenges.
PARC represents an exciting opportunity for the team at the Center for Peacemaking to use our expertise in community based participatory research and nonviolence to make the Near West Side an even better place to live, work and play. The staff at the Center for Peacemaking will lead efforts to coordinate PARC. Students and faculty will gather and analyze key community participation, assets, public health, and safety data that will guide planning and evaluation of PARC initiatives.
The PARC initiative is funded through the support of the five anchor institutions – Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, MillerCoors and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation.
Follow Pope Francis' call to take action on climate change
With the recent release of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si [Praised Be]: On the Care of Our Common Home
" please consider sending message to your elected representatives encouraging them that now is the time to act on climate change.
You can use the message prepared by Catholics Confront Global Poverty, an initiative of Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or write your own message.
Follow Pope Francis' call to take action on climate change now