Audience engaged at eventWith the generous support of our donors, the Center for Peacemaking hosts events throughout the year that promote awareness of and activism in peacemaking efforts in Milwaukee and globally. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

The Life and Legacy of Henry David Thoreau

October 25, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. | Weasler Auditorium

The Life and Legacy of Henry David Thoreau


This theatrical performance of dramatic readings will bring to life the works and legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was an American poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, and transcendentalist who influenced Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is best known for his book Walden and his essay Resistance to Civil Government.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register.

Additionally, the Central Milwaukee Public Library is hosting a Thoreau special exhibit from October 1-25.

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A Faith that Does Justice

November 3, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. | Raynor Library Beaumier Suite

A Faith That Does Justice

Rutilio Grande, S.J. was a pioneering model of post-Vatican II servant leadership in the Catholic Church. Rutilio helped communities in El Salvador transform themselves through a commitment to work for the Kingdom of God.

Throughout his ministry, Rutilio emphasized that the Christian way does not use or promote violence. This stance ultimately cost him his life and inspired an Archbishop as well as fellow Jesuits to be radical exemplars of self-sacrificial love.

This event is co-sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, Office of International Education, Ignatian Associates, and Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund. It is the Center for Peacemaking's inaugural Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture.

Thomas M. Kelly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Creighton University and Immersion Coordinator of the Ignatian Colleagues Program. He has lived and taught courses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Peacemaking and Social Justice Retreat

November 7-10 | Lutherdale Retreat Center

Pursuing a faith that does justice is a hallmark of Jesuit higher education. The peacemaking and social justice retreat is a student-led experience for those already involved in peacemaking and social justice activities as well as those interested in getting involved in these types of efforts.

Designed around the Gospel traditions of peacemaking and nonviolence as well as the emphasis on social justice in Catholic Social Teaching and the biblical prophets, the retreat will explore what these messages mean to us today and what these values look like when put into action.

This is a great opportunity to meet other social justice-oriented students through small- and large-group interactions as well as to reflect on your service, activism, and values during individual reflection. Discussion, prayer, and reflection topics will range from intrapersonal peace to systemic justice.

Dr. Terrence Rynne, acclaimed author of Jesus Christ, Peacemaker and Gandhi and Jesus will address the retreatants, and other activities will incorporate the legacy of the UCA martyrs.

This event is only open to current Marquette undergraduate students.

School of the Americas - Watch (SOAW) Vigil

November 21-23 | Bus trip to Columbus, GA

Join the Center for Peacemaking and SOA Watch-Wisconsin on the weekend trip to the School of the Americas Watch and vigil from November 21-23 in Columbus, GA. The bus will leave Milwaukee in the evening on Thursday, November 20 and return in the early morning on Monday, November 24.

A special subsidized rate is available for Marquette undergraduate students.

Download the application. For more information about the trip, contact Chris Jeske at (414) 288-8444

SOA Watch-Wisconsin is a grass roots organization committed to upholding human rights and advocating for an investigation into atrocities committed by graduates of the School of the Americas, now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.