College to Host Peace Colloquium July 1-13
May 18, 2007
Update: Read Union Leader coverage in this blog post.
Saint Anselm College is hosting a Colloquium on Peace, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Global Citizenship, a two-week, intensive, interdisciplinary, residential program in peace-making, non-violence, and global citizenship, rooted in the teachings of social justice. The program will take place July 1-13, 2007.
The colloquium will combine students from Saint Anselm College and Saint Mary’s University College in Belfast, Northern Ireland to engage in a critical, inter-disciplinary examination of the factors that cause conflict and violence and the strategies that build peace, consensus, and promote the common good.
Drawing from the disciplines of literature, communications, philosophy, history, politics, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, theology, and actual peace and reconciliation experiences, the colloquium will be structured in the style of a professional academic conference providing students an opportunity to interact informally with scholars and experts. This approach facilitates developing the leadership skills required to translate ethical and moral principles into action.
Field trips will enhance the classroom experience and enable students to examine civic dialogue in historic, contemporary, and spiritual settings. Recreational and social activities are designed to facilitate joint study, critical exchange, and intercultural learning.
For more information, including tuition and registration materials, visit the Peace Colloquium Web site at www.anselm.edu/peace.