Marquette Wire

Activist calls for nonviolent relations with Middle East

Kelsey Massey

September 30, 2010

For many, ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may seem impossible. For Mubarak Awad, it’s an achievable goal, dependent on the efforts of young people. Awad, a psychologist and professor at American University in Was...

Donation for peace delivered with Post-it note

Jennie Jorgensen

February 4, 2010

The Rev. Simon Harak opened the Marquette Center for Peacemaking’s mailbox last December to find a highly unexpected envelope. Inside was a $20,000 check with a Post-it note that read simply: “Call Renee if you have questions about this donation.” ...

National peace convention hosted on campus

Marie Gentile

October 13, 2009

Activists, students and educators assembled on Marquette’s campus this weekend for the seventh annual Peace and Justice Studies Association’s national peace convention. Hosted by Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking and...

Prejean speaks on acceptance, forgiveness

Glenn Oviatt

October 13, 2009

“The awakening is always grace.” These were the words Sister Helen Prejean used Thursday night at the Varsity Theatre to describe her journey working with the poor in New Orleans and ministering to death row inmates...

Prejean to receive honorary degree

Glenn Oviatt

October 8, 2009

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking” and leading advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, will receive an honorary degree from Marquette in a ceremony to be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Varsity Theatre. ...