Peacebuilding in Polarized Times

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK, spoke at Marquette University about 21st century poverty and the challenge of healing our nation... Read more

Looking back at 2017

The Center for Peacemaking reflects on a year to remember... Read more

Partnership Strengthens Near West Side

PARC (Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime) is a community peacemaking initiative born out of collaboration between the Near West Side Partners, non-profits, businesses, civic leaders, and residents... Read more

My Summer Peacemaking Fellowship: Claire Guinta

For a long time, I’ve dreamed about working at the United Nations. Last summer my dream became a reality through my summer peacemaking fellowship with Nonviolent Peaceforce... Read more

Faculty Fellowship: Dr. Cedric Burrows

Faculty fellow leads students through an examination of the Civil Rights Movement using literature and film... Read more

The Feminist Resistance in Colombia: A Conversation with Carol Rojas

Carol Rojas visited Marquette classrooms to speak about popular education and intersectional organizing in a dynamic of escalating violence in post-accords Colombia... Read more

Peacemaking, Literature, and Law

Dr. Christine Krueger didn’t always intend to pursue a career teaching English literature... Read more

Margaret Grace's Summer Peacemaking Fellowship

Her fellowship took her to an orphanage in Peru where she provided mental health services for at-risk youth. She learned how these youth respond to violence and conceptualize peace. Read more

Engaging Muslims, Countering Islamophobia Immersion Trip 2017

Marquette students traveled to two US cities with the largest Muslim population in country to learn about the Muslim American experience... Read more

Students complete course on religious peace-building in India

On the first day of the new year, a group of seven Marquette students arrived in India for the start of a two-week immersion trip... Read more

Peace Works: Reducing Violence and Tranforming Youth

In the Peace Works program, youth learn how to identify destructive emotions and behaviors, as well as how to communicate in ways that deescalate conflicts... Read more

The Power of Nonviolent Strategies During Violent Conflict

Mel Duncan, co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce visited Marquette University in the spring of 2017 to serve as the Center for Peacemaking’s Peacemaker in Residence... Read more

Journalist visits Marquette for Latin American symposium

Gene Palumbo, a freelance journalist based in El Salvador, was invited by the Center for Peacemaking to take part in a two-day symposium on the peace accords in Guatemala and El Salvador... Read more

My Summer Peacemaking Fellowship: David Dalton

Like many Marquette students, David Dalton (Arts & Sciences ’18) is an avid volunteer. Through his service experiences, he has learned about many of the challenges the people of Milwaukee face every day... Read more

Students transformed by trip to the border

To start with a line from our strategic plan, a core part of the Center’s mission is to “engage students in rigorous and transformative educational experiences." Read more

Teaching Peace is Possible

Cate Sullivan-Konyn’s interest in violence prevention is rooted in her proximity to people whose lives have been changed by violence... Read more

My Summer Peacemaking Fellowship: Araceli Pantoja

After reading a survey about domestic violence rates, I was inspired to act. My fellowship consisted of supporting survivors of domestic violence on their journey to find peace within themselves and with their abusers... Read more

My Summer Peacemaking Fellowship: Miguel Sanchez

Two years ago Miguel Sanchez started as a student worker for the Center’s Peace Works program teaching nonviolence and conflict resolution to inner city youth in Milwaukee... Read more

PARC initiative engages students in violence prevention and community-based research

The Center for Peacemaking has been at the forefront of the three year Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime (PARC) initiative since it was launched... Read more

Student Fellow Grows through Participation in Community Health Programs

Jenny Garbarz's summer peacemaking fellowship consisted of placements with community health programs in Haiti and Milwaukee... Read more

Peace Education on the Margins: Afghan youth complete class on nonviolence

A group of multi-ethnic Afghan students gathered around a laptop at the Borderfree Center for Nonviolence in Kabul, Afghanistan. They eagerly listened as Patrick Kennelly explained how to complete an online class on peace and nonviolence... Read more

Students Develop Passions for Peacemaking and Global Health

For the second year in a row, Marquette students travelled to Ethiopia to learn about sustainable peacebuilding and development with Catholic Relief Services (CRS)... Read more

Rhetoric and Compositions as Tools to Counter Violence

Dr. Beth Godbee challenges her students to avoid complacency when they see or experience injustice. Lessons developed from her fellowship research provide students with a framework to determine the appropriate response... Read more

Feature Interview: Dr. Wee Teck Young (Hakim) of the Afghan Peace Volunteers

In December 2014, we sat down with Dr. Wee Teck Young (known by Afghan youth as “Hakim”) for a conversation about his views on nonviolence, relationship, and community... Read more

Why I Teach About Peace: Dr. Irfan Omar

Inspired by an interreligious dialogue program he participated in as a youth, Omar teaches stories that he knows have the power to shape how students choose to live their lives... Read more

Peace Works Program Resonates with Local Youth

More than 300 Milwaukee youth are learning alternative ways to resolve conflict and succeed in school... Read more

Students Learn from Jesuit Peacemakers in Northeast India over Spring Break

In a conflict-ridden region, the Kohomia Jesuits are leading several groundbreaking peace initiatives that are transforming how Marquette students learn about and participate in disrupting the cycle of violence... Read more

My Summer Peacemaking Fellowship: Gillian Hallissey

When I first learned that the oil boom in North Dakota had resulted in significant human trafficking activity, I wanted to do something. When summer started, I drove to Williston, N.D., to intern with 4her North Dakota... Read more

Improving the Lives of Teachers, Women and Girls in Ethiopia

For two weeks in May, Center for Peacemaking representatives traveled to the Oromia region of Ethiopia to facilitate training sessions for Ethiopian educators on strategies for empowering women and girls... Read more

Using the Arts to Build Community and Overcome Trauma

Last summer, I traveled to El Salvador with the goal of immersing myself in community-based peacemaking... Read more