USD President's Report 2009

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he Joan B. Kroc lnstitute for Peace & Justice serves as a high-impact reminder of USD 1 s commitment to social justice and human rights 1 ideals that are integrally connected to Catholic Social Thought.

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Among its prominent events 1 the institute hosts Women PeaceMakers each fall who share their experiences on the ground in conflict-ridden countries. Another innovative program 1 Worldlink 1 engages high school students in the conversation about international issues early. With the arrival of new Executive Director Milburn Line 1 the institute - founded on its namesake 1 s desire that it be a place where people would not only talk about peace 1 but also make peace - is poised to extend its reach and influence . 11 ln general 1 we want to strengthen our ability to be a resource for students 1 the univer- sity community and communities caught up in conflict/ 1 Line says. 11 We can be a bridge by developing projects that have impact at the local level. 11 Line also plans to enact more partnerships with Catholic organizations and other 1 , .t -1 ~ natural interlocutors to build on efforts already in place. <$> , •·, •'!i_ r= -1 II!!'=

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In keeping with the worldwide forns on finding more sustainable ways of'living,amovement among women religious has sprung up in the last few years.With the aim orhearing and answering arnll f1w11 the earth,· theseUoman Catholic n1111s - known as ''(;reen Sisters" - are turning their energy and attention lo issues of "eco-j11stice and ecosystem repair all 011er the world.·

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