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Week of the Peacemaker 2017 Kicks Off Saturday, November 4

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - For over thirty years, Iona College has chosen time around Veterans Day to dedicate academic and co-curricular attention to peacemaking. This year’s Week of the Peacemaker kicks off Saturday, November 4, and concludes Friday, November 10 with its theme: Self+Other+Earth = A Formula for Our Future.
Iona’s Week of the Peacemaker is chock full of events surrounding its theme. The annual keynote event takes place Thursday, November 9, at noon, in Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, featuring a presentation by Karenna Gore, Esq., the director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. Ms. Gore’s experience includes work in the legal center of Sanctuary for Families, which serves victims of domestic violence and trafficking and as director of community affairs for the Association to Benefit Children (ABC), which provides early childhood education and other services for families living in poverty in New York City. She worked on the editorial staff of Slate magazine and is the author of Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America (2006). Gore is a graduate of Harvard College, Columbia Law School and Union Theological Seminary. She is the eldest child of Al and Tipper Gore and lives in New York City with her three children.
The event that begins the Week of the Peacemaker is “Hope and Healing in the Anthropocene” on Saturday, November 4. The all-day event takes place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall. Sponsored by the Thomas Berry Forum at Iona College, in alliance with the Collaborative for Palliative Care at Fordham University, the event features a day of contemplative inquiry with a host of healers, teachers and spiritual practitioners who look to guide those in attendance into informative and transformative dialogue on the challenges of being well and offering wellness – of body, mind, and spirit – to an ecologically, socially and spiritually suffering planet. Read more on the event.
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Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education, located just 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan in New Rochelle. With a global network of more than 45,000 alumni, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science and business administration, pre-professional and professional programs, Master of Arts, Master of Science and Business Administration degrees, and numerous advanced certificate programs. The College is the second-largest private sector employer in New Rochelle and provides more than 66,000 service hours in the community each year. Studies indicate the College also has an annual economic impact of $258 million as measured by the NY Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). See more at