This theatrical performance of dramatic readings will bring to life the works and legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was an American poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, and transcendentalist who influenced Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is best known for his book Walden and his essay Resistance to Civil Government.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register.
Additionally, the Central Milwaukee Public Library is hosting a Thoreau special exhibit from October 1-25.
This event is co-sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, Office of International Education, Ignatian Associates, and Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund. It is the Center for Peacemaking's inaugural Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture.
Thomas M. Kelly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Creighton University and Immersion Coordinator of the Ignatian Colleagues Program. He has lived and taught courses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
This event is free and open to the public.
Pursuing a faith that does justice is a hallmark of Jesuit higher education. The peacemaking and social justice retreat is a student-led experience for those already involved in peacemaking and social justice activities as well as those interested in getting involved in these types of efforts.
Designed around the Gospel traditions of peacemaking and nonviolence as well as the emphasis on social justice in Catholic Social Teaching and the biblical prophets, the retreat will explore what these messages mean to us today and what these values look like when put into action.
This is a great opportunity to meet other social justice-oriented students through small- and large-group interactions as well as to reflect on your service, activism, and values during individual reflection. Discussion, prayer, and reflection topics will range from intrapersonal peace to systemic justice.
Dr. Terrence Rynne, acclaimed author of Jesus Christ, Peacemaker and Gandhi and Jesus will address the retreatants, and other activities will incorporate the legacy of the UCA martyrs.
This event is only open to current Marquette undergraduate students.
SOA Watch-Wisconsin is a grass roots organization committed to upholding human rights and advocating for an investigation into atrocities committed by graduates of the School of the Americas, now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.