Heroes of Peace

HEROES OF PEACE- Western Michigan University

March 30th, 2011

6 pm in RM 105 Bernhard Center, WMU

FREE Event focusing on the lives of six peaceful heroes

from various civilizations bringing them to life to inspire new

generations in the globalized world.

Program also will include:

• Rumi Poem and Door Prize

• Mediterranean Food

• Essay Contest Awards

For contest, visit: http://www.rso.wmich.edu/rdc/essay.htm


Henry Dunant: The inspiration behind the International

Committee of the Red Cross

—By Dr. Blain Auer, WMU


Nikkyo Niwano: Noted Japanese Buddhist who spoke out for world peace,

nuclear diarmament, and interfaith dialogue

— By Dr. Steve Covell, WMU.

Martin Luther King Jr.: American civil right movement activist

—By Tim Terrentine, Southwest Michigan First

Jody Williams: American teacher and aid worker who received

the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize

— By Shannon Sykes, Peace Jam

Abraham Joshua Heschel: One of the leading Modern Jewish

theologians and philosophers

— By Rabbi Harvey Spivak, Congregation of Moses

Organized by

Rumi Club of Western Michigan University,

in cooperation with

Niagara Foundation of Michigan,

Diversity & Inclusion of WMU

with the sponsorship of SAF,

Haenicke Institute for Global Education,

and Diversity & Inclusion of WMU.

HEROES OF PEACE- University of Michigan

Niagara Foundation-Michigan and Rumi Club of University of Michigan organized Heroes of Peace Symposium. In this special event, we proudly host a diverse group of speakers who gave speeches about leaders who changed the world withpeace.

Date: April 11th 5:00-6:30pm
Venue: Michigan Union 1st-Pond ABC

530 S. State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Chuck Warpehoski

President of Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ)

on Oscar Romero
Elliot Ginsburg

Associate Professor of Jewish Thought,

Dept of Near Eastern Studies

on Abraham Joshua Heschel.


Tracey Tyus-Bailey

LMSW, Dept of Geriatrics

on Martin Luther King, Jr.

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