Oct. 1, Thursday, 5:15 pm, “St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals and Prayer for Creation.” entrance to the Headwaters Sanctuary (west of the baseball field, #55 on the map) http://www.uiw.edu/map/documents/uiwcampusmapland.pdf
Bring your animals live and stuffed. Enjoy God’s creation and pray that we may work together to preserve it. Co-sponsored by UIW Liturgical Outreach and the Headwaters, a Ministry of the IW Sisters. www.headwaters-iw.org/
For Information: Sister Martha Ann Kirk, firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 210-829-3854
Oct. 1, 6:30 pm, “A Catholic and Islamic Response to Climate Change,” Admin. 319.
Recently Pope Francis shared “On Care of Our Common Home” http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html and Muslim leadership released “The Islamic Document on Climate Change.” Both documents urge all to work together to preserve creation. Parts of the documents will be available, as well as, information from the Catholic Climate Covenant. All will be invited to discuss little and big things individuals and groups can do about climate change. Sponsored by the Cardinal Community Leaders Social Justice class of the Ettling Center for Civic Engagement. http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/ For Information: Dr. Bob Connelly email@example.com
Oct. 6, 5:00 to 5:45 p.m., “Serving---for a year as an IW Missionary or a lifetime as an IW Sister,” Admin. 215.
Ada Gonzalez of Women's Global Connection will present information about the Incarnate Word Missionary program, a 1-2 year service opportunity following university graduation. Three missionaries who have recently returned from Peru will share some of their experiences. Sisters Marichui Bringas and Martha Ann Kirk will share on the joy of being IW Sisters. https://www.amormeus.org/en/vocation/#become-ccvi Read of the IWM’s adventures in their blogs Jackie Greene http://embraceyourdisquietheart.wordpress.com/ Tessa Connally http://anotherworldperu.tumblr.com/ Ada Cordova http://wheremyfeetarenow.blogspot.com/ Light refreshments will be served. For Information: Ada Gonzalez, 210-828-2224, ext. 297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Series on Domestic Violence
Mabee Library Presents Films and Conversations about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Each program will begin at 6:00pm, Special Collections Room, Mabee Library. For Information: Polly McCord, MLS Email: email@example.com
Oct. 5, 12 noon to 1:15 pm. “Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One,” Library Special Collections Room.
Sr. Yolanda Tarango, who recently received the Elizondo Award, discusses the history of Las Hermanas, a grassroots Latina movement which received the ACHTUS Award.
Reception sponsored by Hispanic Heritage Month. Information: Paulina Mazurek firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 8, 3:00 to 4:15 pm, “Your cup of coffee can help farmers escape poverty.” Admin. 246
Scott Dittloff, Ph.D. will explain how most small-scale family farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value. Fair Trade guarantees farmers a minimum price, and links farmers directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. Through Fair Trade, farmers earn better incomes, allowing them to hold on to their land and invest in quality. This presentation will focus on what fair trade is and how it works, using coffee as an example. If you are concerned about the effect your consumption habits have on the world, come listen and join in on a conversation about how you can have your coffee and drink it too! For information: Scott Dittloff email@example.com
Oct. 8, 4:30 to 5:45 pm. “Living Green for All of Us.” Learning at the Solar House www.uiw.edu/solarhouse from Mr. Danny Potter, the director of the Sustainability Office. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catholic Church in an effort to focus on human trafficking has declared Josephine Bahkita of Sudan, the patron saint.
Oct. 13, 9 am to 3pm. “Your Vote Matters!” Dubuis Lawn.
If you are not registered or would like information on how to register to vote, please visit the Voter Registration Table. Sponsored by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. For Information: Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez email@example.com Phone (210) 283-6423
Oct. 20, 8 am to 5 pm, “Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking,” Rosenberg Sky Room, UIW International Conference Center.
Fee $15. Healthcare providers are often the first to encounter trafficking victims. In becoming familiar with the signs and symptoms of trafficking, medical professionals collaborate in our community-wide effort to eradicate this unthinkable crime targeted towards the invisible and vulnerable in our midst. Co-sponsored by the I W Sisters who have taken a corporate stance against human trafficking. CNE and CEU Credit available. Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthcare-response-to-human-trafficking-tickets-18336681508 For Information: http://rapecrisis.com/events/
Deana Buril firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 210-208-5791
Oct. 20, 1:30-2:45 pm, “Making Peace Out of Violence: Bombingham, 1963,” Admin. 265
Dr. Roger C. Barnes will explain the momentous year of 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, as the Civil Rights Movement dealt with the tragedy of the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the response by the Children’s Campaign to segregation. For Information: email@example.com Phone: (210) 829-3976
Oct. 20, 3-4:15 pm, “Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing.” Library Auditorium. The family members of murder victims will speak of their experiences and why they now stand for alternatives to the death penalty. Journey "storytellers" come from all walks of life and represent the full spectrum and diversity of faith, color and economic situation. They are real people who know first-hand the aftermath of the insanity and horror of murder. They recount their tragedies and their struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty. They choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity. Forgiveness is seen as strength and as a way of healing. https://www.journeyofhope.org/ For Information: Dr. Roger Banes Barnes@uiwtx.edu
Oct. 26, 4:30 to 5:30 pm. “Effort Aims to Curb Gun Deaths” Brackenridge Villa. You are invited to read the article of that title from National Catholic Reporter (Aug. 14, 2015) and come discuss it. http://ncronline.org/news/people/effort-aims-curb-gun-deaths Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of more than 50 national faith groups and organizations support a "common-sense agenda" to obstruct violence from firearms. “In a country where guns outnumber people, according to a 2012 Congressional Research Service report, the U.S. murder rate by firearms is about 20 times the average of other high-income countries.” Discussion led by Dr. Roger Barnes, Dr. Doshie Piper, and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk. Co-sponsored by the Incarnate Word Sisters International Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations in the Mabee Library Auditorium
On the last Wednesday of October, the community of UIW remembers a beloved faculty member who was violently killed, Dr. Bernard O’Halloran. Therefore, the community promotes education on justice and peace in the world. http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/peacedayhistory.html
See Exhibits outside near the Library and attend presentations in the Library Auditorium.
We are grateful to all of the presenter and to the organizers and promoters of the 2015 Season of Justice and Peace:
All events are free and open to the public except where indicated.
The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodations with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for an event, visit www.uiw.edu and click on the ADA/Section 504 link.