Will Highlight Peace Service
October 21, 2004
MILWAUKEE – An interfaith symposium on peace service in the Islamic,
Christian, and Jewish traditions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at Marquette University 's Alumni Memorial
Union (Room 227). The event is free and open to the public.
Peace service is work that directly addresses conflict through
methods of active nonviolence. The symposium, Peace Service in
the Abrahamic Traditions, is designed to foster collaborative
learning about the foundations of peace service within the three
faith traditions. It features speakers and respondents from each
of the traditions.
Presenters include Imam Rashied Omar, coordinator of the J.B.
Kroc Institute for Peace Studies at Notre Dame University, Dr.
Michael Duffey, associate professor from Marquette University
's Department of Theology, and Dr. Sherry Blumberg, educator at
Congregation Am Echod in Lynbrook , Illinois . Respondents are
Rabia Harris from the Muslim Peace Fellowship, Dr. Carol Frances
Jegen, BVM, from Loyola University 's Institute of Pastoral Studies,
and Dr. Amy Shapiro from the Department of Philosophy at Alverno
Co-sponsors of the symposium are Marquette University, which
welcomes students from all states and over 80 countries in its
undergraduate and graduate programs, and Global Peace Services
USA , a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, promoting education
for active nonviolent peace services.
Additional information is available at http://www.marquette.edu/theology/
, or from Dr. Irfan Omar at 414-288-2746.