Nelson-Pallmeyer to Speak on International Day of Peace

Posted on September 8th, 2008 by

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will speak at Gustavus on Sept. 21.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will speak at Gustavus on Sept. 21.

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21 by welcoming Dr. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer to campus for a free public lecture. The lecture, titled “Peacemaking and Human Rights: A Call for Faithful Action,” will take place at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, located in the Alfred Nobel Memorial Hall of Science.

The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1982 and is marked every year on Sept. 21. The day is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations, and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

Nelson-Pallmeyer is assistant professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas. He has published several books and articles and lectured extensively on topics such as justice, peace studies, war, hunger issues, theology, and foreign policy. Recently he sought the endorsement of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party as a candidate for U.S. Senate, but was defeated by Al Franken.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Gustavus chapter of Amnesty International and the St. Peter United Methodist Fellowship. For more information, contact Amy Jo Bur at the St. Peter United Methodist Fellowship at stpumc@hickorytech.net or 507-341-1760.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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