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Ronald Glossop discusses the challenges of peace

Professor emeritus of philosophical studies at Southern Illinois University confronts war by offering practical alternatives

03/03/05

Ronald J. Glossop, professor emeritus of philosophical studies at Southern Illinois University, spoke on “Confronting War: Practical Steps Leading to Alternatives to War” on Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium. Glossop is active in Citizens for Global Solutions, the Peace and Justice Studies Association and Concerned Philosophers for Peace.

In The Challenge of Peace, God’s Promise and Our Response, the United States Catholic Bishops state that modern weaponry has “drastically changed the nature of warfare, and the arms race poses a threat to human life and human civilization which is without precedent.”

“We are witnessing an outpouring of sympathy and aid in the wake of the tsunami tidal wave disaster," says Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., co-director of Xavier’s peace and justice programs. "Let this be an occasion to realize there is only one earth. There is one human family created by the same God, destined for the same goal—union with God and with one another. We are all united by common bonds of basic human rights and responsibilities. Instead of fighting and competing with one another, let us share, support, and love one another. There is enough for all.”