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Catholic Ministry
Catholic Ministry
at Lane Community College

Voices of Peace

Something has changed in our society and we're becoming overwhelmed by pervasive violence in our cities, schools, neighborhoods, and homes. Our spirits are troubled. It's hard to know what action to take to prevent the spread of this disease. How can we, as a people of faith, realize peace, love, and justice in a violent world?
A series of lectures beginning January, 1999.

Creating Circles of Peace to Break the Cycle of Violence

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - January 9, 1999 - Marist High School, 1900 Kingsley, Eugene

Learn and live the values and skills essential for peace: respect of self and others, better communication, and healthy anger resolution. This is an interactive workshop for families, designed to allow children 6 & above to participate. [This workshop will be followed by a workshop for professionals from 1-4 p.m.

  • James McGinnis, Ph.D. and Kathleen McGinnis, MA are founders of the Institute for Peace and Justice in St. Louis and the international co-coordinators of the Parenting for Peace and Justice Network.

Our Prophetic Call to Live Life Non-Violently and With Reverence

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - February 13, 1999 - Marist High School, 1900 Kingsley, Eugene

How violence has shaped and misshaped our theological views and attitudes toward life.

  • Carol J. Dempsey, OP, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at the University of Portland. She has many published articles and is a popular speaker.


Intimate Communication 101: Understanding Male & Female Styles

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - March 13, 1999 - Marist High School, 1900 Kingsley, Eugene

Do you think your spouse/partner can't communicate or that you just can't understand? Is there a difference in communication styles? If so, how do we enhance communication between the genders?

  • Daniel R. Berger, Ph.D. is Chair of the Speech Department at Northwest Christian College. He is known for his engaging style of teaching and is a very successful lecturer.

Freedom & Commitment - The Habits of Our Hearts

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - April 10, 1999 - Marist High School, 1900 Kingsley, Eugene

Freedom, we prize it highly, but is it "freedom from" any and all commitments? Does our view of freedom support a culture of violence?

  • Frank Fromherz, Ph.D. is Director of the Office of Justice & Peace/Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. He also teaches at the University of Portland.

Assertiveness in Balance

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - May 8, 1999 - Marist High School, 1900 Kingsley, Eugene

This workshop is for women and men who sometimes find themselves caught between "doormat" and aggressive; who are looking for a balanced place of respect for all.

  • Jo Morton, OSB, LCSW is a retreat leader at Shalom Prayer Center in Mt. Angel, Oregon. Her workshops allow for audience participation (and fun!).


Nonviolence is not an easy thing to understand, still less to practice, weak as we are. --Gandhi

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Catholic Campus Ministry at Lane Community College

For more information call (541) 747-4501, ext. 2814