Each February, the Marquette community pauses to reflect on our university's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Mission week is the time set aside to recall our larger purpose and the Ignatian heritage and spirituality that guide us throughout the year.
You are invited to join the Marquette University community for Mission Week 2014, as together we explore “The Art and Practice of Forgiveness.” Almost everyone knows what it means to seek forgiveness or forgive another person, and the capacity to forgive informs our spiritual, psychological and social development in profound ways. Mission Week 2014 will examine the theme of forgiveness in many forms, from the interpersonal to the international. What does it mean to be a forgiving person, family, university or nation? Please mark your calendar for this important week of discussion and reflection.
Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
Rev. James Voiss, S.J.: “Rethinking Christian Forgiveness: Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations”
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Immaculée Ilibagiza: Forgiving the Unforgivable Survivor of the Rwandan genocide and author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust and other works [TO BE CONFIRMED]
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Rabbi Abie Ingber: God of Our Fathers and Mothers — Forgiveness in an Interfaith WorldExecutive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement, Xavier University
Thursday, Feb. 6.
Rev. Bryan Massingale: Race and ReconciliationAssociate Professor in the Department of Theology, Marquette University, and author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church
Join the Mission Week all-campus book discussion! Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy of The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness. Copies are also available for purchase at the Bookmarq.
Click Mission Week Archives to see previous Mission Weeks