The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking empowers the university and the wider community to explore together the necessary skills to become informed, spiritually-centered, nonviolent peacemakers. Rooted in the Ignatian charism, the center fosters an awakening to the holistic relationship of scholarship, spirituality, nonviolent living, and the active struggle for peace and justice.
In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White house to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.
See the movie at the Downer Theatre following this presentation (exact showtime of film to be announced). For advance tickets, call Peace Action Wisconsin at 414.964.5158.
Undergraduate students meet to explore the power of nonviolence. Contact Chris Jeske if you are interested in joining the group that will begin again in September.
As the founding director of the Center seven years ago, Fr. Simon worked to build a community of peacemakers on the Marquette Camupus. His mark on the community was huge and here are some of the things he accomplished:
The staff thanks Simon and wishes him well!