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.


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.


System update required

By Father Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Young Adults
How would education expert Father Joseph O'Keefe, S.J. reboot Catholic schools if he could start from scratch? In a time and place not so far away, O'Keefe has imagined a Catholic school utopia where everyone is plugged into the same mission.

Final Exam: Can we reinvent Catholic schools?

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Article Young Adults
Can we reinvent Catholic schools?

Learning experience: Teaching programs for college grads

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Article Young Adults
Catholic schools are filling in the teacher gap with new grads looking for a challenge.

Learning experience: Teaching programs for college grads

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Article Young Adults
Catholic schools are filling in the teacher gap with new grads looking for a challenge.

Peace trained

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Article War and Peace
In Catholic classrooms and Ugandan villages, Patrick Corrigan strives to learn how to heal wounds of violence.

In 2007, six months after his college graduation, Patrick Corrigan found himself about as far from a leafy, peaceful campus as he could get-in Kampala, Uganda, sitting in on a meeting between parliamentarians and representatives of the Lord's Resistance Army, a notorious rebel group that has terrorized the region for decades and is best known for abducting children and forcing them to participate in its bloody campaigns.


Under the gun

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Article War and Peace Young Adults
How violence takes a toll on our kids.

Students vote for expanded sex ed resources at Boston College

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Article Sex and Sexuality Young Adults

A referendum on sexual health that earned the support of 90 percent of Boston College students presents a unique opportunity to discuss sexuality, administrators say. But BC students may be less interested in teachable moments on sexual ethics than they are in an expansion of the school's sex education program.

 


Students vote for expanded sex ed resources at Boston College

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Article Sex and Sexuality Young Adults

A referendum on sexual health that earned the support of 90 percent of Boston College students presents a unique opportunity to discuss sexuality, administrators say. But BC students may be less interested in teachable moments on sexual ethics than they are in an expansion of the school's sex education program.

 


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