Loyola University Maryland

Peace and Justice

Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series

The Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series, made possible with a generous gift from Mary Catherine Bunting, hosts speakers and events that contribute to raising awareness about peace and justice issues.

The Border Crisis: A Panel Discussion

Thursday October 10, 2019 at 7 PM in McGuire Hall East

A panel of leading experts will address the moral, legal, and historical dimensions of the current immigration crisis at the U.S./Mexican border. Panelists include: Michelle Mendez, director of the Defending Vulnerable Populations section of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Dr. Dario Euraque, Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College; and Maureen Sweeney, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

Co-sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies

Combatants for Peace: Working Together for Peace in Israel/Palestine - A talk by Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6 PM in the 4th Floor Programming RoomSuliman Khatib Portrait

Combatants for Peace (CFP) is a movement made up of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine, and now collectively advocate for a just peace through nonviolent means. Their mission is “to build the social infrastructure necessary for ending the conflict and the occupation.” Through joint marches, alternative Memorial Day ceremonies, educational events, and joint efforts to address the problems facing local Palestinian communities as a result of occupation, they seek to demonstrate that there is another wayTuly Flint Portrait to be together, and that peace is possible. Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint will share their personal stories as well as talk about the movement, its goals and activities, and the challenges they face.

Co-sponsored by Messina, the Department of Sociology, and Global Studies

See below for information regarding parking. 

Careers in Peace and Justice - A talk by David Smith

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6 PM in the 4th Floor Programming RoomDavid Smith Portrait

David Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, is a career coach, educational consultant, and trainer as well as the president of the Forage Center for Peace building and Humanitarian Education. He will speak about how to pursue a fulfilling career path promoting peace and justice.

Creating Capacity for Diverse Cultures to Connect: Understanding the Dynamics - A talk by Frank Eastham

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5 PM in the 4th Floor Programming RoomHeadshot of Frank Eastham

Frank Eastham is the current Chief Operating Officer at Bridgeway Community Church, a non-denominational and multicultural Christian church in Columbia, Maryland. He is the former  Executive Director of School improvement in Howard County Public Schools and a member of the Human Rights Commission. He will speak about the importance of building connections among diverse cultures. 


Parking is available at the Jenkins Lot located on Cold Spring Lane. There is a flat fee of $5 after 4 PM. 

Parking will be available at our overflow lot at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. The parking lot is located at 5200 North Charles Street approximately three tenths of a mile south of Northern Parkway and one-half mile north of Cold Spring Lane. Upon reaching the lot, park your car on one of the two lower tiers. Look for a white bus with green lettering and green flashing lights. Please allow 15 to 20 minutes to reach campus. Upon arrival on our campus, your shuttle driver will provide you with helpful directions to reach the Andrew White Student Center 4th Floor Program Room.

Street Parking

Street parking will be available on Cold Spring Lane starting at 6:00 pm, but please take extra precaution to observe local parking signs and restrictions to ensure your vehicle is not towed.

Accessible parking

If you require accessible parking, please email Madeline Rose.