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.
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.
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.
Join the Center for Peacemaking and SOA Watch-Wisconsin on the weekend trip to the School of the Americas Watch and vigil on November 21-23 in Columbus, GA.
Dr. Rynne teaches Peace Studies at Marquette University and is a founder of the Center for Peacemaking.