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Alworth Center for Peace and Justice

2015-2016 Lecture Series: Is Violence Inevitable?

Evidence of our bloody history is all around us, including the genocides of the Old Testament and the crucifixions in the New. There are gory mutilations in Greek mythology, in Shakespeare as well as in traditional children's fairy tales. The nonchalant treatment in popular culture of wife-beating may be the antecedent to modern domestic abuse issues. And extermination of native peoples has a long history on many continents.

Today we all are witness to what appears to be a continuation of disturbing acts of violence that range from abuse of children to terrorist acts and traditional warfare.

The 2015-16 Alworth Peace and Justice Lecture Series will explore the phenomenon of violence from the interpersonal level to war between nations and nation states.

These lectures are sponsored by The Alworth Center for the study of Peace & Justice at The College of St. Scholastica and funded in part by the Warner Lectures Series of the Manitou Fund, the DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation and by Mary C. Van Evera in memory of William Van Evera, a former trustee of the College. Additional support has been received from the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, the Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Reader Weekly of Duluth and from numerous other private donors.

Schedule

Video Archive

To watch the videos from the past Peace and Justice lectures, please visit our video archive page.

Mission

The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice seeks to bridge social and political barriers to bring together people of all ages and philosophies to work toward the common goals of peace and justice. The College of St. Scholastica is proud to offer this important resource as a service to our region. The public is invited to participate in Center activities and to utilize the resource center. Suggestions for future events are welcome.

The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice is funded in part by the Manitou Fund, the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and Reader Weekly.

These lectures also have received special support from the DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation and from Mary C. Van Evera in memory of William P. Van Evera, former trustee of the College.

The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of The College of St. Scholastica or the co-sponsors of the series.

For more information call (218) 723-5940