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Scholar Retells Story of Amish Forgiveness

When a gunman shot 10 Amish schoolgirls in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse in 2006, the local Amish community responded swiftly with a message of forgiveness. The speed and spontaneity of this response are among the hallmarks of “Amish forgiveness,” said Donald Kraybill.

Scholar Retells Story of Amish Forgiveness

Expert on Amish Life to Speak About Forgiveness

On October 2, 2006, a gunman shot ten girls in a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Penn. The response of the Amish community touched and perplexed people around the world.

Expert on Amish Life to Speak About Forgiveness

Activist Urges Action Against Genocide

All of us can help end the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region if we voice our opposition through a few simple acts, said human rights activist John Prendergast, speaking to a standing-room only crowd on September 18.

 Activist Urges Action Against Genocide

Book Traces Religious and Intellectual Roots of Peace

When Cambridge University Press approached David Cortright about writing a history of pacifism, the lifelong peace activist and scholar hesitated. “I’m not really a pacifist,” explained Cortright.

Book Traces Religious and Intellectual Roots of Peace

Israeli Party Election a Landmark Event

The narrow victory by Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the head of the governing Kadima Party is a landmark event for three important reasons, says the Kroc professor Asher Kaufman, an expert in Israeli policy in the Middle East.

Israeli Party Election a Landmark Event

Human Rights Activist Seeks to End Darfur Genocide

Human rights activist John Prendergast will speak about his time in Africa’s war zones and how to end the genocide in Darfur on Thursday (Sept. 18) at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

Human Rights Activist Seeks to End Darfur Genocide

M.A. Class of 2008 Graduates

A new class of peace studies master's students graduated, then gathered with friends, family, and faculty and staff at the Kroc Institute for a recognition ceremony.

M.A. Class of 2008 Graduates

Harvard Social Ethicist to Speak at Hesburgh Lectures

Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, a social ethicist and public philosopher who specializes in Catholic social teaching and international relations, will deliver the 14th annual Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Lectures in Ethics and Public Policy. 

Harvard Social Ethicist to Speak at Hesburgh Lectures

A Trans-Atlantic Classroom Session

Students assembled for class in the morning and in the afternoon, on this and that side of the Atlantic, in North America and Europe, all together and at the same time.  Throughout these confusing arrangements, it hardly seems necessary to add, the television was left on.

A Trans-Atlantic Classroom Session

Scholars Developing World’s Largest Database of Peace Agreements

Since the end of the Cold War, hundreds of peace agreements have been signed by combatants engaged in violent conflicts around the world. Many have failed before the ink has dried – but others have resulted in lasting peace. What makes the difference?

Scholars Developing World’s Largest Database of Peace Agreements

ScreenPeace Film Festival to Run Feb. 1-3

The Dalai Lama, Afghan political reformer Malalai Joya and British abolitionist William Wilberforce are among the stars of the ScreenPeace Film Festival, which will be presented  Feb. 1 to 3 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.

ScreenPeace Film Festival to Run Feb. 1-3

Mullen Family Gift Builds Next Generation of Peace Scholars

A family with many Notre Dame graduates who are committed to peace has made a campaign gift that will help launch a new Ph.D. program in peace studies. The John R. and Diane Mullen Family Endowment will provide ongoing support for two Ph.D. fellowships at the Kroc Institute.

Mullen Family Gift Builds Next Generation of Peace Scholars

Notre Dame Establishes New Doctoral Program in Peace Studies

The University of Notre Dame has established a doctoral program in peace studies. One of the few of its kind in the world, the program is a partnership between the institute and the departments of history, political science, psychology and sociology.

Notre Dame Establishes New Doctoral Program in Peace Studies

A Life-Changing Peace Blog

Several of Daniel Myers’ students have told him that his new course, Introduction to Peace Studies, has changed their lives, and what the young men and women are sharing in the class this semester has repeatedly moved Myers to tears.

A Life-Changing Peace Blog

Study Reveals Impact of U.N. Weapons Bans

Since 1990, the United Nations has banned the transfer of arms to Iraq, Somalia, al Qaeda and 24 other nations and groups worldwide. Although these measures did not completely stop the flow of weapons, they did change the behavior of some targets, according to a new report. 

Study Reveals Impact of U.N. Weapons Bans