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
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
President of Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ)
on Oscar Romero
Associate Professor of Jewish Thought,
Dept of Near Eastern Studies
on Abraham Joshua Heschel.
LMSW, Dept of Geriatrics
on Martin Luther King, Jr.