Can this marriage be saved? America and Israel

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Article Politics War and Peace
A little counseling might help get the Israel-U.S. partnership back on track.

Can this marriage be saved? America and Israel

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics War and Peace
A little counseling might help get the Israel-U.S. partnership back on track.

Saint Dorothy Day, pray for us

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

We need the example of this woman who tried to live the gospel in the modern world.


Saint Dorothy Day, pray for us

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

We need the example of this woman who tried to live the gospel in the modern world.


Will work for peace: Peace studies programs at Catholic Universities

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults
For graduates of peace studies programs at Catholic Universities, the career track can lead to all kinds of interesting places.

In her first job out of college, Erin Hivner has been able to do something many recent grads never get a chance to do: put her major to work.

No, she didn't study engineering or accounting or education, majors that lead directly to jobs in their fields. Hivner graduated in 2008 from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus with a major in peace and justice and a concentration in nonviolent conflict resolution.


Will work for peace in everyday life

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

For Heidi Tousignant, the faith-formation director from Minnesota, having studied peace in college relates directly to some of her most important-and unpaid-work. As a parent "it absolutely enhances my vision of how to raise kids," she says. It's influenced her family's conversations, their values, their faith life, the decisions they make as a family, and what action they take in their community.


Resources for peacemaking

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Want to learn more about peace studies? Here are some resources recommended by people interviewed in Will work for Peace.

Publications:
Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded by Stephen Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, John H. Coatsworth, and Richard A. Nuccio (David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies)


Blessed are the peacemakers

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Article War and Peace

The first Catholic college to launch a peace studies program was Manhattan College in New York, which opened its Pacem in Terris Institute in 1965, offered its first interdisciplinary peace studies class a year later, and had an undergraduate major under way by 1971. Early in the program's development, Pope Paul VI took notice and sent his blessing, along with a message to the Institute's organizers encouraging the "efforts for education for peace" that were taking place.


Myla Leguro (Pictured below: Christopher Yanov and Shamsia Ramadhan)

A higher degree of peace: Graduate peace studies programs

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Article War and Peace
Already graduated college? You can still return to school for a master's or Ph.D. in peace.

Will work for peace by volunteering

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Many recent peace studies graduates, like Erin Hivner, spend a year or two volunteering with programs such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Catholic Relief Services, or other religiously affiliated programs. Christopher Albanese, a classmate of Hivner's who graduated from ODU in 2009, is also a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, serving as community and faith relations coordinator for Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.


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