War, Peacebuilding and the Just Society

2014-2015

The goal of IN FOCUS is for Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center to realize the promise of becoming known as an institution that engages its students in the study of important issues that challenge humanity today and as we look to the future. Through grappling with complex problems, and examining them from several different perspectives Moravian’s graduates will be better prepared to contribute to a just society and a vibrant democracy.

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Hounds for Freedom Network

Advocating For Freedom in the 21st Century
Kick-off Event - Monday, November 24 at 7:00pm
UBC Room, HUB, Moravian College

Hear from a panel of our partners and learn how you can get involved:
Beck Sullivan, VAST Coalition • Cynthia Mota, Allentown City Councilwoman • Natalie Hagan, Restavek Freedom Foundation • Kim Checkeye, President, Truth For Women

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Brown Bag Lunch

"The War within Warfare"
A Closer Look at Women in the Military

Presented by AAUW, Carole Reese, WSAC, and the Center for Intercultural Advancement and Inclusion

When: November 4th, 12PM - 1PM
Where: Afterwords Cafe (Lower level of Reeves Library)

 
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The Invisible War

Movie + Sushi and Wings!

A film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering / Directed by Kirby Dick

When: October 28th at 6pm
Where: PPHAC 102

Sponsored by AAUW

 
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Reese Joins Forces with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden to Discuss Supporting Military Families

Many people may take a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the White House, but those excursions probably don't include a sit down meeting with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. Carole Reese, chief research officer and director of special projects at Moravian College, was given the opportunity to meet with the First and Second Ladies of the United States to conduct an interview for NPR’s “StoryCorps” program.

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Sipple Lecture Examines Human Trafficking Oct. 22

Drexel University Professor Donna Sabella to Present 2014 Sipple Nursing Lecture

Donna Sabella, assistant clinical professor and director of global studies at the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University, will visit Moravian College's Foy Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to present a lecture on "Human Trafficking: Global and Local Perspectives.”

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Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music

The fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music was hosted on the campuses of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Oct. 2-5. Scholars, musicians and Moravian enthusiasts convened in downtown Bethlehem to explore the latest research on a wide range of topics related to Moravian history and music from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries through lectures, concerts, art, food and drinks.

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Putting Military Experience into Words

Moravian College to Offer Inaugural Veterans Writing Workshop

It’s no assumption to say that every returning war veteran and military personnel member has a story to share. Beginning in spring 2015, through its inaugural ENGL 299: Veterans Writing Workshop, Moravian College will offer student veterans the opportunity to put pen to paper and join a writing community on its Bethlehem campus.

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"What is Peace"

Professors Bernie Cantens and Kelly Denton-Borhaug to Address ‘What is Peace?’ in NEH-funded Course

Professors Bernie Cantens and Kelly Denton-Borhaug to Address ‘What is Peace?’ in NEH-funded Course The timing of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ grant to fund Moravian College’s new course “What is Peace?” couldn’t be more appropriate, reasons Philosophy Professor Bernie Cantens.

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Moravian College Fall Convocation 2014

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Calls for 'Courageous' Peace
Renowned Activist Presents Lecture at Moravian College's Fall Convocation

Before a crowded Johnston Hall audience, as part of Moravian College’s Fall Convocation, Nobel laureate Jody Williams tackled a far-reaching list of topics, ranging from her personal views on war and peace, to the positives and the pitfalls of being a recipient of the world’s most famous and controversial prize.

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Kevin Powers, author of Yellow Birds

Freshmen Summer Reading Community Event
Sunday, August 24, 11:30, Johnston Hall