STARTS: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM ENDS: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Chicago Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd. (see map)
Join us for an evening of music and fun supporting the Peacebuilders Initiative.
Since 2001, more than 500 high school juniors and seniors from the Chicagoland area have participated in this innovative program, which prepares youth for active leadership roles in peacemaking and reconciliation. They bring the theology and ministry they experience back to their schools, neighborhoods, and parishes through student-led peace projects.
The Acts of the Apostles tell us that the very first name the earliest followers of Jesus gave
themselves was the people of “The Way” (see, for example, the Acts of the Apostles 9:2).
Only later, when the gospel had spread to Antioch, did people outside the community name them
“Christians” (see Acts 11:26). The name “The Way” implied that these early disciples of Jesus
were committed to following in his footsteps and living as he did. It also reminded them—
and us—that as people of faith we are on a lifelong journey to God.
Catholic Theological Union's annual Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner will honor Dr. Paul Farmer this year. Dr. Farmer is a renowned physician, anthropologist, and co-founder of Partners In Health. The Trustee Dinner is a celebration to support the education and formation of men and women preparing for a ministerial life of service. Each year, an institution or individual(s) whose accomplishments and commitments reflect the values of the mission of Catholic Theological Union, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, justice, and peacemaking, is honored.
Westin Chicago River North, Grand Ballroom, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60654 (see map)
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s extraordinary inauguration of an era of reconciliationbetween Christianity and Judaism, Catholic Theological Union is pleased to confer its 2012 Blessed are the Peacemakers Award on Renée & Lester Crown and Shirley & Patrick Ryan for their efforts in promoting mutual respect and understanding among the Abrahamic faiths.