My Iona

Week of the Peacemaker

The Iona University Office of Mission & Ministry is dedicated to building a community of faith and compassion. As a university in the Catholic and Christian Brother traditions, Iona prizes the values of peace and social justice, so integral to this heritage.

For over 40 years Iona University has chosen the time period following Veterans Day to dedicate academic and co-curricular attention to peacemaking. This annual observance honors the selfless dedication of veterans for the cause of peace, freedom, and justice. Each year, the University chooses a theme for its Week of the Peacemaker and through lectures and activities coveys this theme in diverse and dynamic ways.

November 12-17, 2023

So What About Health? Who is Healthy, Who is Not, and Why?
Understanding and defining health & exploring our health disparities.

  • 2022: This Land is...Whose Land? Exploring our Complex Connections to Land—Locally, Nationally and Globally.
  • 2021: Cutting Through the Noise: Dialogue in an Age of Polarization
  • 2020: Racism and the Pandemic: Who is Safe? Who is Well?
  • 2019: Guns And Roses: A New Dialogue on Violence in the U.S.A.
  • 2018: Homeland (In)Security: Immigrants and America
  • 2017: Self+Other+Earth=A Formula for our Future
  • 2016: #JustDemocracy
  • 2015: Building Bridges of Understanding and Respect across Race, Religion and Gender
  • 2014: Poverty, Power, and Privilege: Seeking Peace While Working for Justice and Equality
  • 2013: Swords to Plowshares: Seeking Peace in a Violent World
  • 2012: The Impact of Social Media
  • 2011: Got Work? Seeking Jobs With Justice
  • 2010: Advocacy: Speaking Out for Justice

Opening Panel & Ringing of Bells in Gratitude

Monday, October 26, 2020

For Essential Workers and Peacemakers

Christiana Awosan, Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy
Josh Klein, Ph.D., Criminal Justice
Vincent F. Maher, Ph.D., Health Care Management

Olga Segura

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Author of forthcoming book, The Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church (Orbis 2021); live streamed on Iona University's Facebook page.

“Covid-19: what is it, how is it spread, and why doesn’t it impact everyone equally?”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dr. Marcus Aldredge, Chair of Criminal Justice and Sociology Department
Dr. David Zuckerman, Assistant Professor, Biology

Peace Poets

Thursday, October 29, 2020

“Shaking Our Values: Moral, Legal, and Epistemic Challenges from the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dr. Alexander Eodice, Professor, Philosophy Department