Peace with Iran

March 7, 2012

On Sunday, April 1st, from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium of Xavier University’s Conaton Learning Center, the public is invited to "Creating Peace with Iran." This is a free discussion of the Iranian situation and how the U.S. can move towards peace instead of war with the region often called the "cradle of civilization."

In addition to a brief history of Iran, participants will hear the personal perspectives of Iranian Americans, examine the situation through the lens of Catholic social teaching and just-war theory, and discuss how to promote peace instead of war. Postcards will be available to sign calling for dialogue instead of war. Those interested can stay for further discussion and to view portions of Rick Steves’ travelogue through Iran.

John Sniegocki, PhD, associate professor of Theology and director of Xavier’s Peace Studies program, will lead the discussion. The event is sponsored by Bellarmine Chapel, the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Xavier Peace Studies, and Citizens for Global Solutions: Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Enter Xavier’s campus from Dana Ave. onto Francis Xavier Way (formerly Ledgewood Dr.). Turn right at the statue and turn right into the parking lot behind Smith Hall. Cross Francis Xavier Way and enter the Conaton Learning Commons. For further information contact Mr. Neema Nourian 513-388-8646.