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 May the Center for Peacemaking is sponsoring a peacemaking trip to Ethiopia to promote education and women’s health initiatives. We are looking for undergraduate students interested in learning about Ethiopia, peacemaking, and the work of Catholic Relief Services in Ethiopia.
If you are interested, attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the program.
Contact Chris Jeske if you have any questions.
Professor Risa Brooks, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, will discuss her recent trip to Belfast and her personal experiences navigating the ongoing social divide between Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant citizens.
Dr. Brooks will begin with a brief overview of the troubles in Northern Ireland to provide context for her remarks.
Dr. Madeline Wake, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ambassador, has made several trips to Ethiopia to advance education for women and assist in literacy and human rights work. Dr. Wake will share information on the cross-disciplinary work CRS is engaged in around the globe. She will tell her story of CRS involvement and invite people to become involved with CRS through their teaching, research, or volunteering.
The Center for Peacemaking will announce funding opportunities that are available for work intersecting with peacemaking. Specifically, we will share information about the Rynne Fellowships (2 awards for $2,500), the Center's mini-grants for scholarship expenses (2-3x $300 awards), the Center's mini-grants to hire students to assist with research (1-3x $300 awards), the CRS lesson plan competition (4x $500 awards).
Please RSVP. This event is for Marquette faculty.
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS) has announced its theme of "resources for peace" and is calling for papers and presentations related to sustainable resource use, unjust distribution of resources, global resource competition, and other topics.
Faculty and students are encouraged to read the full call for proposals and submission instructions.
Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to apply for up to $2,000 to fund a summer peacemaking project. Project ideas include a student-designed project, an internship with an established organization, working with a faculty member on research, or participating in a structured peacemaking program/delegation.
Faculty are encouraged to apply for a $2,500 Rynne Fellowship to fund a summer peacemaking research project. Research projects should relate to at least one of the Center's twelve priority research areas.