Pax Christi Metro New York (PCMNY) has named Manhattan College’s Peace Studies program one of this year’s PCMNY Peacemakers. The award will be accepted by Dr. Joseph J. Fahey, co-founder of the program and professor of religious studies at the College. The program will be honored along with the New Sanctuary Movement and Eugene Moretta at its annual reception on Sunday, June 13, from 3 to 6 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Greenwich Village Casserly Hall.
The College’s Peace Studies program, established nearly 40 years ago, is dedicated to the search for solutions to the problems of war and human injustice. It is an interdisciplinary academic program that examines arms races and wars; economic, political and social justice; conflict creation, management and resolution; nonviolent philosophies and strategies of resistance; world community and world government and more. Manhattan College was the first Catholic college or university in the nation to offer a B.A. in peace studies.
The New Sanctuary Movement is known for working nonviolently for immigration reform and family unity. Moretta is a longtime ever-faithful PCMNY office volunteer and conscientious objector.
Pax Christi takes a threefold approach to peacemaking that fully involves prayer, study and action. It facilitates a number of programs and events throughout the year that are meant to engage its members, the Church and the world in the struggle for peace.