Phillip Bradley, president of NonviolenceWorks, will lead us in reflecting on our own experiences of strife and tumult that prevent the loving kindness of the season from coming forth.
We will learn how we can transform our hearts and minds into living the way of nonviolence, as Christ taught us Sermon on the Mount.
All are encouraged to attend this important reflection on how we can work towards reducing the violence in our families, our communities, and our world.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church
17951 S. Dixie Hwy.
Free will donations accepted ++ Lunch included
For more information call Agnes at St. Joe's 1 708 798 0622
or Elfriede at NonviolenceWorks 1 312 730 7379 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NonviolenceWorks focuses on violence prevention in our homes, neighborhoods, and wider community. Mr. Bradley has devoted his life's work to the study and practice of nonviolence and is well-known in many Chicago communities for his perseverance and presence. As a community organizer and violence prevention specialist, Bradley has offered education and training in character development and nonviolence in schools, churches, and juvenile detention facilities.
NonviolenceWorks is seeking students, citizens and scientists who wish to study the principles of nonviolence and its practical application.
Nonviolence applies to solving personal life problems and social problems.
Volunteers will assist in community campaigns to stop the violence.
A symposium to bring academic, practical, and spiritual dimensions of nonviolence together to create sustaining social and cultural change.
This symposium is free and open to the public.
Loyola University Chicago
November 3, 2017 – McCormick Lounge
Welcome – Elfriede Wedam, Loyola University Chicago
Introduction: 5:30pm: Janet Sisler, Gannon Center, Loyola University Chicago
Opening Prayer: 5:45pm: Keynote Address: 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Kathy Kelly, Center for Creative Nonviolence, “Imagine a Nonviolent World”
Small reception with cello: 7:30pm
November 4, 2017 – Damen/Crown Center
Registration: 8:30am, Crown Center Lobby
Welcome- Crown Center Auditorium, Elfriede Wedam, Loyola University Chicago
First panel: 9:00am – 11:00am, moderated by Kathleen Maas Weigert Panelists: Art Lurigio, Loyola University Chicago, “The Etiology of Violent Behavior: Person, Place, and Time” Noni Gaylord-Harden, Loyola University Chicago, "“Livin’ Like We’re Bulletproof”: Violence Exposure and Trauma in Urban Adolescents." Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University; “Love Your Enemies”
First workshops: 11:15am – 12:45pm – Phillip Bradley, Crown Center 201 & Ken Butigan, Crown Center 202
Lunch: 12:45pm – 1:30pm – Damen cafeteria/ film in Damen cinema
Second panel: 1:45pm – 3:45pm, Crown Center Auditorium, moderated by Peter K.B. St. Jean Panelists: Peter K.B. St. Jean, North Park University; “The Epistemology and Practice of Peace” Fr. Larry Dowling, St. Agatha Catholic Church; Michael P. McGillicuddy, Untying Knots; Carlos Lopez, HOPE at St. Pius V Catholic Church Fr. David Jones, Black Catholic Initiative Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Second workshops: 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Phillip Bradley, Crown Center 201 & Ken Butigan, Crown Center 202 Call to action and closing ritual, Crown Center Lobby: 6:00pm - Homily: “The Nonviolent Jesus” - Fr. George Clements
Small reception with cello: 7:00pm