Peace Week at Manhattan College

From February 11-27, the College will host a series of events focused on peace efforts.

quad in snowManhattan College will host its annual Peace Week, with events beginning on Sunday, Feb. 11 and continuing throughout the month of February.

The complete Peace Week schedule follows:

Sunday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

At the weekly Sunday night Mass on campus, prayers for peace and justice will be offered. College chaplain Rev. Thomas Franks, OFM Cap. will celebrate Mass.

Monday, Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., O’Malley Library, Room 100 (Alumni Room)

David Orth-Moore, Catholic Relief Services’ Senior Advisor for Africa, will deliver the annual Cost of War Lecture on global citizenship and the challenge of peacebuilding in our world today with a special focus on Africa. Orth-Moore is based in Baltimore, Maryland, where he recently relocated after 25 years in Africa, where he served most recently as CRS’ East Africa Regional Director from 2008 to 2017.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m., Miguel 209 (Cornerstone)

Student leaders will discuss student activism on campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, Just Peace and Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Miguel 209 (Cornerstone)

College faculty, led by Marisa Lerer, Ph.D., assistant professor of visual and performing arts, and Brian Chalk, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will lead a lunchtime discussion surrounding the role of monuments in the U.S.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Hayden 100

Daisy Khan, founder and executive director of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), presents WISEUp: Education against Extremism. WISE is a women-led organization committed to peacebuilding, equality, and justice for Muslims around the globe. The event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center.

Friday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m., Kelly Commons 5C

The Office of Campus Ministry and Social Action and the Muslim Student Association will sponsor an interfaith Jummah prayer.

Monday, Feb. 19 to Tuesday, Feb. 27, Kelly Commons 5A
Public opening on Monday, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.

The Museum of the Palestinian People’s new travelling exhibition, Bethlehem Beyond the Wall, will be on display from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The exhibition offers visitors a rare glimpse of Bethlehem from the perspective of the city’s residents, produced by guest curators Mary Panzer, Ph.D. and Bshara Nassar.

By Pete McHugh