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Dr. Scott Bennett Launches the Mercy Peace Forum

Scott H. Bennett, Ph.D, professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Politics at Georgian Court, has initiated the Mercy Peace Forum. He acted in conjunction with the university’s Mulcahy Institution for Social Justice, which views social justice through the lens of nonviolence.

“After being named the inaugural Mulcahy Institute Faculty Fellow, I thought about establishing a speaker series on nonviolent peace and justice,” Bennett said. “I discussed the idea with a colleague at Gwynedd Mercy University, and we then invited colleagues at the University of Saint Joseph and at the University of Detroit Mercy.”

“Besides teaching at Mercy universities,” Bennett noted, “we are all active in the Peace History Society which, along with our universities, is cosponsoring the Forum. We envision the Mercy Peace Forum as an opportunity to foster interaction among Mercy universities about nonviolent peace and justice.”

Gwynedd Mercy University will host the first Forum on Nov. 9, 2022. Georgian Court University will host the next event in Spring 2023.

On Nov. 9, 2022, the Mercy Peace Forum will present a virtual roundtable discussion titled “Critically Concerned: Women Religious and the Nonviolent Quest for Peace and Justice — Experiences and Perspectives.

To participate in the Forum, please use the QR code (on the flyer) or register directly at: https://gmercyu.zoom.us/j/99284112282.

Attendees will need to sign into Zoom on Nov. 9 with the same account they used to register.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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