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.
Blessed are the Peacemakers
"The peacemakers, those who put an end to violence, who lay down the sword, who work for harmonious relationships, who break the patterns of hatred, who love even their enemies, will be called 'children of God,' the ultimate blessing. These 'children of God,' be they Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Middle East, or we gathered here, are mandated by our great religious traditions to be peacemakers."
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.
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