Father Joseph Mulligan, a Jesuit from Detroit, served as a member of the Michigan Peace Team in Palestine from November 2007 to January 2008. He will discuss his trip – with pictures – in a talk entitled “My 6 Weeks in the West Bank and Gaza” on Tuesday April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Bellarmine Chapel on the Xavier campus. The talk is open to the public. While there is no admission charge, a donation is appreciated to benefit the Michigan Peace Team and to help pay for Fr. Mulligan’s travel costs to Palestine.
The Michigan Peace Team pursues peace through active nonviolence in places of conflict. While Mulligan’s experience was primarily with Palestinians, he also had contact with Jewish friends in Israel – some of whom are in active solidarity with Palestinian efforts for justice, and all of whom are understandably concerned about their own security. “The only way both the Jewish and the Palestinian people will have true peace and security is through a just solution of the underlying issues of the conflict,” Mulligan said.
Mulligan works with Christian Base Communities in Nicaragua. He is the author of The Nicaraguan Church and the Revolution and The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador–Celebrating the Anniversaries as well as numerous articles on human rights and peace issues. For more information on the Michigan Peace Team, visit www.michiganpeaceteam.org .
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