Saturday, January 26, 2013

University Centers for Peacemaking

Featuring the The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking.

It is always good to have resource connections with other peace-making initiatives - and areas for learning and growth. 

The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking "empowers the university and the wider community to explore together the necessary skills to become informed, spiritually-centered, nonviolent peacemakers. Rooted in the Ignatian charism, the center fosters an awakening to the holistic relationship of scholarship, spirituality, nonviolent living, and the active struggle for peace and justice."

From their website - are numerous other links to religious based peace-making initiatives.

And . . .

Featuring the McMaster University Center for Peace Studies.  

McMaster UniversityThe Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster grew from the shared concern of scholars and physicians at McMaster about the dangers of the Cold War. This collaboration initially led to the introduction of an undergraduate course in Peace Studies, and ultimately to the Combined Honours B.A. program and Minor in Peace Studies which are offered by the Faculty of Humanities. It also gave rise to public education initiatives, which have grown into two important annual lecture series, the Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures and the Mahatma Gandhi Lectures on Nonviolence, and other lectures and conferences on areas such as peace education and peace through health. The Centre for Peace Studies was formally established in 1989.

The Centre for Peace Studies continues to be distinguished by its strong connection to the health sciences and has developed expertise in researching and applying ways to build peace through health initiatives. In addition to collaboration with the Population Health Research Institute (formerly the Centre for International Health), peace scholars at McMaster work with the Bertrand Russell Archives, the Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, and the Women’s Studies Program.

Just a few of several places where we can begin to learn the Art of Peace!

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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