FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Vocation of Peacemaking Series Kicks Off at Loyola University Chicago on the Seventh Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
On the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Loyola University Chicago is kicking off its new “Vocation of Peacemaking” series with the event, “Vocation of Peacemaking in a Post 9/11 World.” For the event, the University welcomes Stephen Kelly, a Jesuit priest, and Louie Vitale, a Franciscan priest, two men who have engaged in several acts of non-violent, civil disobedience against U.S. war making, nuclear proliferation, and torture, to campus for a discussion about war and peace, truth and justice, and vocation.
Loyola’s “Vocation of Peacemaking” series will bring other speakers to campus in the coming weeks who have asked profound questions about the aforementioned topics and responded to the call to be peacemakers in their lives. They have engaged in dialogue, served in Iraq, organized non-violent social movements, and been to prison, yet always planting seeds of love and hope.
Thursday, September 11
Loyola University Chicago
Mundelein Center Auditorium on the Lake Shore Campus
Today’s students have lived through challenging times—the 9/11 tragedy, the war on terrorism, threats of nuclear proliferation, intercultural and interreligious conflict, and the use of torture—and they are asking profound questions about war and peace, truth and justice, and vocation. In response to these students’ questions, several Loyola University Chicago departments have teamed up to bring the “Vocation of Peacemaking” series to Loyola.