Peace Walk Today at St Xavier University

You are invited to Imagine a Peaceful World: A Walk for Peace on United Nations Day, Monday, October 24, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. The walk will begin in McDonough Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff will lead a walk around campus, stopping at the Main Entrance, Mary’s Circle, Lake Marion, and the Peace Pole on the Sisters of Mercy property.

The purpose of the event is to give the participants–both speakers and attendees–an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of peace from a variety of perspectives. At each location one or two persons will deliver a brief statement or read a concise document to enhance our understanding of what a peaceful world would look like. The speakers at each location, most of whom will be students, will speak for a few minutes with the event concluding at approximately 3:00 p.m. Many of the students will speak publicly or participate in their first peace event. We strongly support these efforts and are proud of the initiative many of our students have demonstrated in developing this walk for peace.

The themes at each location will be:

§ “Prayer for Peace”

§ “The Role of Citizenship”

§ “Home: A Safe Shelter”

§ “The Glorification of War” At this location at Lake Marion, really
a pond, I will read Dylan’s, “John Brown” and a student will comment on the Iraq War and the song’s relevance to that conflict.

§ “Peace in the Middle East”

The walk will conclude with a light reception in the Mercy Ministry Center. All participants will receive a “cultivate peace” bracelet.

The event is sponsored by:

Christian Students for Peace and Justice

Students for Justice in Palestine

The Sociology Club,

Campus Ministry

American Association of University Professors Chapter

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