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Ethics Institute of NEPA presenting discussion on 'Differing Faith Perspectives on Nonviolence'
Posted 01/25/2018 12:22PM

The Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University is sponsoring the panel presentation and program, "Differing Faith Perspectives on Nonviolence," on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in Alden Trust Room 219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

Dr. James M. Calderone

The program will focus on the topic of nonviolence, one of the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, who founded Misericordia in 1924. It will include a brief introductory presentation and then a discussion on various perspectives of nonviolence from different faith traditions. The event is open, free to the public.

James M. Calderone, O.F.M., M.Div., Ed.D., professor emeritus and director of the Ethics Institute of NEPA, will serve as moderator for the program. The panel will include Sister Barbara Craig, RSM, a Religious Sister of Mercy and Buddhist practitioner; Rodrigo Gereda, peace activist/conflict mediator, Latino Catholic tradition; David Walline, Baha'i community leader; Rabbi Roger Lerner, congregational leader, Temple B'nai B'rith, and Allan W. Austin, Ph.D., member of the Society of Friends and professor of history at Misericordia University.

For more information about the Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit


Misericordia University Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall

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