Professors Mehnaz Afridi and Courtney Bryant lead interfaith forum confronting Anti-Blackness

By Rebecca Kranich, Staff Writer Two of Manhattan College’s most renowned religious studies professors recently spoke at a virtual event hosted by Lewis University. Rev. Courtney Bryant, Ph.D. and Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D. joined Maureen O’Connell and Laura Frank from La Salle University to discuss anti-Black racism and religions. The panel provided dialogue from an inter-faith perspective, representing Catholic, Protostant, Muslim and Jewish faiths. The coordinator … Continue reading Professors Mehnaz Afridi and Courtney Bryant lead interfaith forum confronting Anti-Blackness

Radical Catholic Journalist Launches Peace and Justice Week at 8th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture

By Angelica Niedermeyer, Staff Writer The 8th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture gathered a panel of Catholic women journalists and a member of the Dorothy Day Guild, who discussed the intergenerational effect of Day and her ongoing process of canonization.  The Day lecture commenced the Manhattan College annual Peace and Justice Week titled “Contemporary Pathways to Peace and Justice.” The event was held on March 29 … Continue reading Radical Catholic Journalist Launches Peace and Justice Week at 8th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture

Writing for Peace: Colombian Initiatives with Kate Vieira 

By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief Kate Vieira broke down how the written word can build peace by presenting her work from Colombian schools to the Manhattan College community in the second installment of the college’s 2022 Peace Week events.  Vieira, professor and Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in Literacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, went to Colombia in 2018 after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, and began … Continue reading Writing for Peace: Colombian Initiatives with Kate Vieira 

Manhattan Hosts Wake Forest University Professor for Peace Week

by Jilleen Barrett & Alexa Schmidt, A&E Editor & Senior Writer Peace and Justice week took place at Manhattan College during the last week of February and included many events which honored the theme of “Remembering What Really Happened: Peace and Justice for a New Millenium.” One of the first events was “Making Sense of Historical Monuments” with Lisa Blee, Ph.D. Blee is a professor … Continue reading Manhattan Hosts Wake Forest University Professor for Peace Week

Peace Week Sparks Social Justice Awareness at MC

by Kelly Cwik & Adrianne Hutto, Asst. Arts and Entertainment Editor & Asst. Production Editor Peace and Justice week is a time to show how Manhattan College is dedicated to maintaining a diverse, informative environment on campus. For over 35 years this event has been held, in an effort to raise awareness and educate members of the college community. This year, Peace and Justice week … Continue reading Peace Week Sparks Social Justice Awareness at MC

Peace Week 2016: Going Beyond Borders

Every year at Manhattan College, we have Peace Week, a week for the community to gather for a series of events based on a specific theme. With all of the current problems regarding borders in the world today – such as the conflicts between Israel and Palestine, Syria and Turkey, and the U.S. and Mexico – it is only appropriate that this year’s focus will … Continue reading Peace Week 2016: Going Beyond Borders

Annual Peace Week Focuses on New York City

Melanie O’Connor Contributing Writer Manhattan College hosted its annual Peace Week on campus last week which featured lectures, events and discussion about the importance and understanding of peace movements. This year, the week highlighted issues of peace and conflict in New York City. Tom Ferguson, the program director of Peace Studies, said, “The main goal this week was to highlight the role New York City has … Continue reading Annual Peace Week Focuses on New York City

The Need For Peace Week

This past week saw the celebration of Peace Week on Manhattan College’s campus. With documentaries, presentations and discussions on issues ranging from the psychological effects of warfare to Middle Eastern human rights, the events were both diverse and thought provoking. Yet for many a MC student, the week might have passed by like any other, aside from perhaps noticing additional fliers posted around campus and … Continue reading The Need For Peace Week