Xavier presents a discussion to explore ways of building and promoting peace with Iran

The event is free and open to the public on Sunday, April 1 | March 27, 2012

The public is invited to a seminar titled “Creating Peace with Iran” on Sunday, April 1, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium in the Conaton Learning Center. The discussion focuses on developments in Iran and on U.S. efforts to move toward 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 additional 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, is leading 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.

For more information, please contact Neema Nourian at 513-388-8646