In honor of the 50th anniversary of Pacem in Terris, events are scheduled to commemorate and enliven the message of Pope John XXIII.
On March 23, all are invited to a working conference called “Building Peace in Chicago and Beyond,” featuring four interactive panels with Loyola faculty and Chicago community organizations from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons. The discussion will center on ways the community can reduce violence and increase peace.
On Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Beane Hall, Robert Ludwig, PhD, will present on Pacem in Terris and the Professional Life. Mark Bosco, S.J., will moderate a panel discussion comprised of panelists from Loyola’s professional schools. The focus will be on the encyclical and how its themes play a role in their professional lives.
The third event falls on the exact 50th anniversary of the issuance of the encyclical. On April 11, former Maine Senator George Mitchell will speak about “Making Peace by Negotiation and Agreement, and not by Recourse to Arms.” His presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kasbeer Hall.
All events are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended for the working conference on March 23.