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.