Pathways to Peace Campaign

For 15 years, the Center for Peacemaking has been at the forefront of educating the next generation of peacemakers and putting peacemaking into practice in Milwaukee and beyond.

Now, as we look to the future, we are dreaming bigger than ever. I humbly invite you to explore and join in supporting Marquette's Pathways to Peace campaign.

Support the Campaign

You have the power to shape the next generation of nonviolent peacemakers. Your generosity means more classroom learning, more high-impact experiences, more applied peacemaking, and more exploring the power of nonviolence.

You can give through the online donation portal, or you can contact Patrick Kennelly at (414) 288-4269 or to discuss other ways to give, such as a multi-year pledge, estate gift, or endowment gift.

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Explore the Campaign

The sections below offer additional information about programs featured in the Pathways to Peace campaign booklet. If you haven't received a copy of the booklet yet, you are welcome to download a digital Pathways to Peace booklet.

Campaign Priorities

As we look to the furture, we are dreaming bigger than ever. Through the priorities below, you can shape the next generation of peacemakers.

  1. Transformational Experiences - Your support means that students, regardless of their financial situation, will be able to participate in life-changing opportunities like immersion trips and fellowship programs.
  2. Endowed Peace Studies Professorship - Your support ensures students receive classroom exposure to core concepts of peace studies, environmental justice, and theology as foundational components of a Marquette education.
  3. Community Peacemaking Initiatives - Your support creates opportunities for students to gain real world experience and the community to benefit from projects that leverage the University’s expertise to solve pressing problems.
  4. Center for Peacemaking Endowment - Your support will provide revenue for the Center’s operations today and in perpetuity. An endowment is essential to the long-term growth of peacemaking programs at Marquette.
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Academic Excellence

Peace Studies

The Peace Studies major and minor provides students with skills and knowledge to nonviolently address the most pressing issues in our communities. It uniquely prepares students to act as peacemakers and leaders in their personal and professional lives.

The endowed Peace Studies Professorship will ensure students engage with core concepts of peace studies, environmental justice, and theology as foundational components of their Marquette education.

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High-Impact Experiences

Immersion Programs

Immersion programs are life-changing opportunities for students to engage with different cultures, as well as to learn about current and historical struggles for social justice.

The Civil Rights Pilgrimage visits spaces and places where the historic US Southern Civil Rights Movement was waged. To learn more about this program, check out the 2023 travel diary and the 2022 travel diary.

The India study abroad program focuses on religious peacebuilding and nonviolence. Students meet with scholars, activists, aid workers, and religious leaders while visiting humanitarian programs and sacred cultural sites.

We don't want cost to be a barrier for any student to pursue immersive learning. By supporting transformational experiences, you help shape students' core values, beliefs, and aspirations.

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Peacemaking Fellowships

Peacemaking fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students provide timely financial support and valuable professional experience.

Students have pursued (list & link).

Your investment in fellowship programs encourages students to pursue peacemaking as both a personal and professional pursuit.

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Community Peacemaking Initiatives

PARC Initiative

Promoting Assets, Reducing Crime (PARC) is based in Milwaukee's Near West Side. Since 2015, the initiative has contributed to advancements in housing stability, a safe envirionment, commercial corridor development, and health equity.

Funding community peacemaking initiatives creates opportunities for students to directly contribute to addressing community-identified needs.

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Peace Works

The Peace Works curriculum facilitates social emotional learning in school-based settings. Youth participants gain tools and skills to respond nonviolently to interpersonal and mental health challenges they may encounter.

Funding Peace Works creates opportunities for youth to practice peacemaking in their lives, schools, and communities.

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Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee

Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM) provides and incorporates trauma-informed practices and resiliency training into wellness services offered throughout Milwaukee.

We'll share more details about SWIM as this partnership develops.