Ronaldo "Rony" Lec Ajcot '94 is the founder of the Institute for Mesoamerican Permaculture, a not-for-profit organization that is reviving ancient Mayan farming practices to improve food security and self-sufficiency in his native Mesoamerica.
Graduation provides these eight seniors with time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to what the future may hold.
The department celebrated its founder, Father David Smith, professor emeritus from the Theology Department.
Adam BenSalem ’15, a justice and peace studies major, interned with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, a locally based nonprofit that works to rebuild relationships and understanding between Iraqis and Americans.
Students in Amy Finnegan's justice and peace studies class had discussions with people all over the world – right from their computer screen.
Justice and Peace Studies program enables students to transfer their skills to the real world and live out the St. Thomas mission
This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.
In March nearly 200 University of St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies (JPST) and Opus College of Business (OCB) students gathered for an interdisciplinary dialogue about how they – as business persons, community activists and consumers – could promote responsible business that cultivates a more just and peaceful world.
Her talk, sponsored by many campus departments, is free and open to the public.
Visit the exhibit created by photographer and peace activist John Noltner.
Target tumbles, #BlackLivesMatter and the Pope talks climate change in recent headlines.
This week's notes feature faculty Mary Ann Brenden, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Sarah Ferguson, Amy Finnegan, Eric Fort, Mike Klein, Robert Koerpel, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Shirley Polejewski, Jim Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, AnnMarie Thomas, Jessica Toft, Father (professor emeritus) David Whitten Smith, Carey Winkler and Kari Zimmerman; and students Tim Stammeyer and Jade Schleif.
The film's screening is co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Veterans Association, Students for Justice and Peace, and the Department of Justice and Peace Studies.
Timothy White is a professor of political science at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Dawes will draw upon his experiences interviewing war criminals to talk about the nature of evil.
This week's notes feature faculty and staff Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Bernard Brady, Massimo Faggioli, Tanya Gladney, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, William Kinney, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, John Martens, Terence Nichols, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, James Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Lisa Waldner and Robert Werner; alumna Jynette Larshus; and students from the Chemistry Department.
Reporter and ‘Vatican Diaries’ Author John Thavis to Discuss ‘The Francis Revolution’ in Talk Here April 10
Thavis has covered the Vatican for three decades and his 2013 The Vatican Diaries immediately became a New York Times best-seller.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair '13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means "life" in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
Senior writer empowers women one comic book at a time.
Fifteen students from Justice and Peace Studies Professor Dr. Mike Klein's "Conflict Transformation" class contributed teaching guides for the ebook "Teaching the Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World."
The program was recorded at St. Thomas last week.
The film’s director and producer, Kimberly Bautista, will join in a discussion following the film.
The lecture is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning; all are welcome.
Over the summer, Fekadu conducted a research project that studied the painting of street murals over gang-tagged Minneapolis businesses with artist Jimmy Longoria, the only Chicano/Latino/Hispanic to be awarded a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship.
The film was inspired by a dream experienced by Jim Miller, who will be one of the speakers following the film.