It doesn’t take much to scan the newspaper, scroll through online articles, or switch on the TV to become easily overwhelmed by the amount of negative images and stories going on all around the globe. Maybe you feel like you’re just trying to survive the week and can’t possibly contribute to the Common Good in an impactful way. Now, you most certainly aren’t wrong for feeling that way — but I encourage you, if you do feel like that, to come check out DuPeace & Justice on campus.
We meet Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in Spiritual Life (ACC 460), and we welcome people from all belief/unbelief systems, political affiliations, ethnicities, and any other label you choose to talk about pressing issues. Whether that be human rights concerns like understanding the prison system, or wanting to know how to grow your own food/ learning to live more environmentally conscious, we are here for you.
The only thing we ask is you enter into the space with an open mind and a respectful attitude. This means we can engage in dialogue and have differing viewpoints, and we at DuPeace & Justice WELCOME that. The world isn’t going to heal if our minds don’t change, and our minds don’t change if they aren’t challenged. We just try to do it in a nonviolent way and manner that upholds everyone’s dignity as a human being. If you aren’t quite sure what that means but are intrigued nonetheless, just come check us out anyway. I leave you with a soul stirring quote taken from Martin Luther King Jr. when he accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964:
“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.”