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January 28, 2016
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University's annual Mission Week is Sunday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 5.
Margaret Swedish will present the opening address, "What do we mean when we call the Earth 'Sacred'?," Monday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Swedish served for 25 years as co-coordinator, then director of the Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico in Washington, D.C. She wrote Living Beyond the 'End of the World': A Spirituality of Hope and co-wrote Like Grains of Wheat: A Spirituality of Solidarity.
Additionally on Monday, Feb. 1, the Playback Milwaukee Theatre Co. will present an interactive sharing of experiences using a type of improvisation in which stories from audience members are heard and enacted on the spot with words, movement and music.
These two events, along with other select Mission Week events, are open to the public.
Other select Mission Week events open to the public include:
A full schedule of speakers and events, along with ticket and registration information, is available online.
Each winter, the Marquette community pauses to reflect on the university's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Mission Week is the time set aside to recall Marquette's larger purpose and the Ignatian heritage and spirituality that guide the community throughout the year.
The week will begin Sunday, Jan. 31, at 11:30 a.m. with a Mass at Church of the Gesu that is sponsored by Campus Ministry and Church of the Gesu.