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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George A. Lopez was installed as Notre Dame's first Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Peace Studies on April 1.
Catholic bishops from war-torn regions around the world who are deeply involved in peacebuilding will speak April 13, 15 and 16 at the University of Notre Dame. Several of the bishops have been directly involved as mediators between warring parties, including governments and rebel groups.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.