LOCATION: Gerard Phelan Dining Hall, Main Campus
Claude AnShin Thomas will be the featured speaker at Marymount’s annual Interfaith Forum and luncheon, which is part of Marymount’s International Week celebration. His presentation is entitled The Roots of War, the Seeds of Peace.
A Vietnam war veteran who is now a Zen Buddhist Monk and an advocate for active non-violent solutions, Thomas established the Zaltho Foundation
, which promotes peace and nonviolence, and is the author of At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace
. He is also the creator of a retreat workshop for veterans living with post-traumatic stress, The Costs of War, Violence and Denial
, which is open to veterans, their family members, and friends.
His visit to Marymount is made possible by a $2,000 grant from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace
(USIP). Jim Marshall, USIP president, stated, “USIP is pleased to support organizations like Marymount University and their contribution to the national conversation around international conflict, and methods for resolving those conflicts nonviolently.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Theology and Religious Studies Department, International Student Services, and the Campus Ministry Association.