Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not hosting in-person events at this time. Please check back for information about virtual events in fall 2020.


Bearers of Hope: Encounters of Love and Justice in a Broken World

Monday, February 8 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CT

Please register to attend the Zoom webinar. This event is open to the public.

"Encounter" has been at the center of Pope Francis' papacy. His latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, presents the Good Samaritan as the story that most clearly demonstrates what it means to encounter others as full human beings. Who we are as people depends radically on our ability to bring hope and love to others as we work for a more just world. But how to do this in a seemingly broken world?

The call to be bearers of hope to one another must be embodied in everyday practices of building communities across difference, attending to the suffering of others, and justicemaking.

The 2021 Ignatian Peacemaking Lecturer is María Teresa (MT) Dávila, visiting associate professor of practice at Merrimack College. She is a scholar focusing on racial and migrant justice, public theology, and the ethics of the use of force. With Agnes Brazal, she is co-editor of Living With(out) Borders: Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples (Orbis Press, 2016). She is a regular contributor to “Theology en la Plaza”, National Catholic Reporter, the first Latin@ column in a national Catholic newspaper.

Sponsored by Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Office of Mission and Ministry, and Major in Peace Studies as part of Mission Week 2021: Open to Hope.


Soup with Substance: Hold on to Hope

Wednesday, February 10 | noon - 1 p.m. CT

Please register to attend the Zoom webinar. This event is open to the public.

As a singer, composer and activist, Sister Kathy Sherman, CSJ, will share her original music and reflections on the challenge of being present to grief while at the same time holding on to hope within “the beloved community.” We invite you to bring a journal with you to write your own thoughts of reflection as we are present in this restorative space.

Sr. Kathy's passion is writing music that fosters hope and healing. Her inspiration lies in the conviction that all of life is permeated with the sacred. She is deeply committed to working for non-violence, racial justice and advocating for the protection and healing of our planet.

Sr. Kathy has published 24 CDs of music which are sung throughout the U.S. and other parts of the world. She holds a B.S. of Ed. from Western Illinois University and a Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University. She is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and has her studio in LaGrange Park, IL.

Sponsored by Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Office of Mission and Ministry, Major in Peace Studies, and Campus Ministry as part of Mission Week 2021: Open to Hope.


Peace Studies Virtual Gatherings

Are you a Marquette student interested in discussing peace and nonviolence with fellow students? Email parisa.shirazi@marquette.edu for event notices. These events are open to all Marquette students, even if you are not a Peace Studies major or minor.