Webinar #2: Experiences of nonviolence and Jesus’ way of nonviolence

Photo: Dr. Terry Rynne, Sr. Wamuyu Wachira, and Fr. Jamal Khader at the April 2016 Nonviolence & Just Peace conference. Photo by Gerry Lee, Maryknoll.

The second in a series of four webinars about the ground-shifting April 2016 Nonviolence & Just Peace conference was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Listen to the audio and watch slides from the second webinar here.

You can also watch the PowerPoint presentations from the webinar here:
Ken Butigan (introduction)
Fr. Jamal Khader
Sr. Anne McCarthy
Dr. Terry Rynne

This second webinar focused on experiences of nonviolence and Jesus’ way of nonviolence — panelists discussed how recent experiences help illuminate our understanding of Jesus’ way of nonviolence and engaging conflict, and what the latest scholarship and praxis have revealed about Jesus’ approach and practices for nonviolence and engaging conflict.

Prof. Ken Butigan, Ph.D.: A senior lecturer in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago, Dr. Butigan directs Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and Campaign Nonviolence, which seeks a world of justice, peace and the well-being of all through nonviolent action and education. He has published a series of books on peace and nonviolence, including the forthcoming Nonviolent Lives: People and Movements Changing the World Through the Power of Active Nonviolence.

Fr. Jamal Khader: Rector of the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Jerusalem, Fr. Khader received his PhD in dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He also teaches theology at Bethlehem University where he is chairperson of the Department of Religious Studies and dean of the Faculty of Arts.

Sr. Anne McCarthy, OSB: She holds a MA in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville in monastic studies and completed Shalem Institute’s “Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats” program. She has experience in the last 10 years leading retreats for a variety of communities on themes of nonviolence, the journey from fear to love, and monastic spirituality. Long involved in peace and justice ministry nationally and locally, Anne serves on the board of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue internationally and in the U.S. She lives at Mary the Apostle Catholic Worker in Erie, PA.

Prof. Terrence Rynne: Professor of Peace Studies and founder of the Center for Peacemaking at Marquette University, Dr. Rynne has an MBA from Northwestern University and PhD. in theology from Marquette University. Author of Jesus Christ, Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace and Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence, Orbis Books.

The next webinars in the series will focus on the theme of just peace and moving beyond unending war, as well as the appeal to the Catholic Church and its implementation.

We hope you will join us for the webinars. Each will also be recorded for re-use. You can find webinar #1 here.

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