Sunday, February 2

Mission Week Mass

11:30 a.m. | Sun Feb 2 | Church of the Gesu

Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president of Mission and Ministry, will be the principal celebrant at the Mission Week 2014 opening liturgy, where we will prayerfully begin our week. All members of the Marquette community are invited to attend.


Monday, February 3

Morning Prayer

“Forgiveness of Ourselves”

8:10 a.m - 8:30 a.m. | Mon Feb 3 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd Floor

Begin each day of Mission Week with a brief interfaith prayer experience, focusing on one dimension of forgiveness. The St. John’s Bible (illuminated text) will be on display during the week, as a source of reflection and inspiration.

Co-sponsored by the Counseling Center and Campus Ministry


Soup with Substance: Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis

“The Sikh and the (former) Skinhead: Love and Forgiveness Will Triumph”

Noon | Mon Feb 3 | AMU 227

How is it possible for enemies to become friends and work for a common cause? Following the tragic death of Pardeep Kaleka’s father at the Sikh Temple of Milwaukee, he and former white supremacist Arno Michaelis joined forces to create a world that is absent of hate and bigotry. Their personal work of forgiveness and reconciliation is resulting in new life for others.

Sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking


Book discussion

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Mon Feb 3 | Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite

Sponsored by the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Major address: Rev. James Voiss, S.J.

“Rethinking Christian Forgiveness: Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations”

7 p.m. | Mon Feb 3 | AMU, Monaghan Ballroom

Sometimes what we think we know about forgiveness is just one part of the picture. Father Voiss draws on multiple disciplines and perspectives to think creatively about forgiveness and how a changed perception might allow us to become more forgiving people.

Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu


Tuesday, February 4

Morning Prayer

Forgiveness Within Our Families

8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Tue Feb 4 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd Floor

Begin each day of Mission Week with a brief interfaith prayer experience, focusing on one dimension of forgiveness. The St. John’s Bible (illuminated text) will be on display during the week, as a source of reflection and inspiration.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences and Campus Ministry

Keynote address

“Forgiving the Unforgivable” – Immaculée Ilibagiza

4 p.m. | Tue Feb 4 | AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Tickets available at Brooks Lounge

Immaculée Ilibagiza's harrowing personal story of the Rwandan genocide reflects a depth of suffering beyond what most people will ever experience. In the midst of losing nearly everyone dear to her and being threatened to the point of death, she now stands as a beacon of forgiveness for others. Her story is internationally recognized as a testament to light amid darkness. Reception and book signing to follow.

Book discussion

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Tue Feb 4 | Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite

Sponsored by the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Wednesday, February 5

Morning Prayer

Forgiveness Within Our University

8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Wed Feb 5 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd Floor

Begin each day of Mission Week with a brief interfaith prayer experience, focusing on one dimension of forgiveness. The St. John’s Bible (illuminated text) will be on display during the week, as a source of reflection and inspiration.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Campus Ministry


Invitation only

Prayer Breakfast for Interfaith Leaders

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. | Wed Feb 5 | AMU, Lunda Room

Religious leaders of Milwaukee-area congregations will join Rabbi Abie Ingber for a continental breakfast and a prayerful reflection on forgiveness.


Book discussion – Led by Rabbi Abie Ingber

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Wed Feb 5 | Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite

Sponsored by the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Luncheon

Leading from the Spirit Luncheon: “ Women, Faith, and Forgiveness”

Noon - 1 p.m. | Wed Feb 5 | AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms ABE

  • Janan Najeeb, President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition
  • Kathleen Coffey-Guenther, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Jacqueline Schram, Governmental and Community Affairs Associate, Office of Public Affairs

Join three women of faith as they reflect on women’s spirituality and forgiveness in the Muslim, Christian and Native American traditions.

Registration is limited. RSVP before Jan. 29 to missionandministry@marquette.edu


Major Address: Rabbi Abie Ingber

“God of Our Fathers and Mothers: Forgiveness in an Interfaith World”

4 p.m. | Wed Feb 5 | AMU, Monaghan Ballroom

The hope and wisdom of Rabbi Ingber emanate from his lifelong commitment to interfaith dialogue and celebration. His ability to find creative ways for engaging dialogue in Jesuit higher education is unparalleled, and his life has been devoted to loving the “other” across religious boundaries.


Film

“The Power of Forgiveness”

7:30 p.m. | Wed Feb 5 | Cudahy Hall 001

The Power of Forgiveness explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships, and examines the role forgiveness holds in various faiths traditions. Looking candidly at the intensity of anger and grief that human beings experience, the film shows the role that forgiveness can play in alleviating suffering and the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits that come with it. It includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, along with interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore, Marianne Williamson and others.

Sponsored by Gesu Parish


Thursday, February 6

Morning Prayer

Forgiveness Within the Church

8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Thu Feb 6 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd Floor

Begin each day of Mission Week with a brief interfaith prayer experience, focusing on one dimension of forgiveness. The St. John’s Bible (illuminated text) will be on display during the week, as a source of reflection and inspiration.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theology and Campus Ministry


Soup with Substance: Prof. Janine Geske

“When Forgiveness Must Wait: The Need for Restorative Justice”

Noon - 1 p.m. | Thu Feb 6 | AMU 227

When is the right time to forgive and when must it be preceded by other forms of reconciliation? Prof. Geske shares her decades of experience in restorative justice and the effect it can have in healing loss or conflict.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry


Major address: Rev. Bryan Massingale

"Race and Reconciliation"

4 p.m. | Thu Feb 6 | Weasler Auditorium

Father Massingale addresses the profound ways in which issues of race and ethnicity can too often divide us, and the reconciliation that is possible, personally, spiritually and nationally.


Friday, February 7

All day

"A Day of Atonement and Forgiveness"

All day | Fri Feb 7

The concluding day of Mission Week will be spent in reflection on the week’s events, the dimensions of our lives that are in need of forgiveness, and how we are called to forgive others. Historically, Christians have marked important moments of reconciliation with God through the acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (charitable giving). Therefore, in addition to morning prayer and a closing service at 4 p.m., please consider donating to Catholic Relief Services on the Mission Week website and fasting from attitudes or habits that inhibit your forgiveness of others.

Click here to donate to Catholic Relief Services


Morning Prayer

Forgiveness and the Protection of the Earth

8:15 a.m. | Fri Feb 7 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd Floor

Begin each day of Mission Week with a brief interfaith prayer experience, focusing on one dimension of forgiveness. The St. John’s Bible (illuminated text) will be on display during the week, as a source of reflection and inspiration.

Co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and Campus Ministry


“Celebrating God’s Mercy” – Timothy Johnston, assistant director of Campus Ministry

Noon | Fri Feb 7 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd Floor

When we seek to forgive or to be forgiven, how does God act first in welcoming us home? Across faiths and throughout history, religious ritual has played an important part in helping us reconnect with God. This reflection on sacramental reconciliation and the reconciling traditions of many faiths reminds us that forgiveness is found in community.

Reservations are appreciated but not required.
Please RSVP to ann.hilbert@marquette.edu

Co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and Campus Ministry


Individual Sacramental Reconciliation (for Catholics) and Individual Spiritual Conversation on Forgiveness (for those of other religious traditions)

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Fri Feb 7 |
Locations: Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Schroeder Complex 111
Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd floor
Schroeder hall chapel, 1st floor

When we seek to forgive or to be forgiven, how does God act first in welcoming us home? Across faiths and throughout history, religious ritual has played an important part in helping us reconnect with God. This reflection on sacramental reconciliation and the reconciling traditions of many faiths reminds us that forgiveness is found in community.

Reservations are appreciated but not required.
Please RSVP to ann.hilbert@marquette.edu

Co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and Campus Ministry


Examination of Consciousness: A Reflection on Forgiveness

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Fri Feb 7 | Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU 2nd floor

Join others in the Marquette community for this Ignatian reflection, at which we will quietly look back at the words, images, and learnings of the week, and our reactions to them.


Ongoing Events

Jesuit Voices

Ongoing | Faber Center

The Faber Center will offer video reflections by members of the Jesuit community on what Marquette’s mission means to them and the value of Ignatian spirituality for people today. Go to the Faber Center website.


Forgiveness Project Exhibit

Ongoing | AMU Rotunda, 2nd floor

The Forgiveness Project works at a local, national, and international level to help build a future free of conflict and violence by healing the wounds of the past. Their traveling photo exhibit, “The f Word: Images of Forgiveness,” tells the stories of people whose lives have been shattered by violence, tragedy and injustice and who are learning to forgive, reconcile or move on. Their words and images are sure to move you.


After Mission Week

Holocaust Museum Pilgrimage

Bus leaves SHAMU at 12:30 P.M. | Sun Feb 9

Students are encouraged to explore the theme of reconciliation during a pilgrimage to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Ill., on Sunday, Feb. 9. Join other members of the Marquette community for this powerful experience of memory and hope.

Buses will leave from SHAMU at 12:30 p.m. and will return to campus by 6 p.m. Cost is $8 per student.

To sign-up, visit: www.marquette.edu/cm. Registrations will be accepted until Monday, February 3rd

Sponsored by Campus Ministry, Hillel Milwaukee, Cru, Department of Theology, Lutheran Campus Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Marquette University Student Government, Office of Student Development, and Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy. For more information on the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, please visit: http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/.

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