Loyola University Maryland

Peace and Justice

Past Events


Bearing Witness to Europe's Refugee Crisis 


A.E. Stallings    Thursday February 7, 2019

As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings addressed Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work.


The Status of Colombia’s Peace Processes with the FARC and ELN

Columbian flags

Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
January 24, 2018

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference   

Bryan Stevenson and student discussion

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy
March 19, 2018

Dead Man Walking: the Journey Continues

Prejean standing at lectern

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
March 26, 2018

The Call of Service: a Restorative Vision to Sustain Us

Zehr standing at podium in McGuire Hall

Howard Zehr, distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. October 11, 2018

Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, CCS+J, and Messina.

Race Relations in the Age of Trump

Dr. Wilson at the podium

William Julius Wilson, renowned sociologist and the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, addressed the structural roots of urban poverty and current race relations. November 14, 2018.

Co-sponsored by CCS+J, Messina, Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship, with financial support from the President's Office.


Baltimore Ceasefire

Erricka Bridgeford and Ellen Gee speak about their efforts to reduce gun violence in the city.
September 21, 2017

Religious Persecution and Peacebuilding in India 

Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D., Archdiocese of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, India. Co-sponsored with Catholic Studies
October 3, 2017


"The Price of Inaction"

Samantha Nutt, advocate for reform in humanitarian aid, founder and director of War Child North America. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world's major crises. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid, and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. Also author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid.
October 2, 2014

“Life in the Republic of Letters: Poetry's Protest as Pathway to Peace”

Poetry reading, talk, and discussion with prize-winning poet and University of Connecticut Professor V. Penelope Pelizzon
September 24, 2014

The Keeper of the Mountain

A talk presented by the environmental group The Keeper of the Mountain, who work against mountaintop removal:  http://www.mountainkeeper.org/ 
October 21, 2014

Meditation Activity

In support of No Impact Week.
October 26, 2014

People’s Climate March

A contingent of students and faculty attended the People’s Climate March in New York City promoted by the 350.org group, and in support of global environmental equity.
September 21, 2014

Film Screening: Disruption

September 14, 2014

Eddie Conway, formerly incarcerated, speaks to troubled youth

April 2014

Sandra Steingraber, environmental activist

March 2014

Colin Goddard, Virginia Tech shootings survivor

February 2014

Mandela Teach-in

January 2014


Baltimore College Peace Network Meeting

December 2013

"Moral Repair After War"

Presented by Nancy Sherman.
November 2013

"Race and Poverty in Baltimore"

Presented by Ralph E. Moore.
October 2013

"Sustainability and Non-Violence"

Presented by Brayton and Suzanne Shanley of the Agape Community.
September 2013

"Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Arab Spring"

Aziz Abu Sarah, George Mason University
April 2, 2013


Faculty Peace Studies Workshop

George Lopez of the Kroc Institute presented central aspects of building Peace and Justice Studies programs.
December 1, 2012

"Responsibility to Protect: Can We Prevent Mass Atrocities?"

George Lopez, University of Notre Dame
November 30, 2012

Film Screening: Why We Fight

November 30, 2012

Film Screening: Inside Job

November 8, 2012

Frederick Douglass tour of Baltimore

Joby Taylor, Shriver Center at UMBC
October 27, 2012

“The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth”

David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University
October 25, 2012

"Teaching Peace in the 21st Century: 4th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty"

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
June 10-15, 2012

"Schools not Prisons: A Message and a Challenge"

Rev. Heber Brown, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
March 29, 2012


"Rhetoric and Reality: Examining the Iraq War"

Josh Stieber, Conscientious Objector
December 2, 2011

Film Screening: Conviction

Followed by a discussion with Sister Carole Gilbert and Sister Ardeth Platte, two of the nuns whose story the film documents.
November 9, 2011