Nonviolence in World Religions Symposium
Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)
This one-day interfaith symposium on Nonviolence in World Religions will explore peacemaking, nonviolence, forgiveness, and justice in seven major religious traditions (Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American).
Each of the seven sessions will feature a presentation from a scholar/practitioner of the featured religious tradition and a response from two other traditions. Topics to be discussed include foundational teachings and/or scriptures, seminal figures in the development of the traditions, and historical and contemporary communities of faith-based peacemakers.
This symposium will give prominence to the transformative teachings and practices within each of the major world religions while helping us grow in our knowledge of how all faith traditions have the capacity to transform human consciousness and promote peace throughout the world.
This event is co-sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the Edward D. Simmons Religious Committment Fund, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.
You do not need to print your ticket. Please RSVP so we can ensure adequate seating for the sessions.