Sharon Welch, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will speak on “Making Peace in an Age of War,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
Her talk is the first in The Fisher Center's spring series.
The next morning's roundtable will begin at 9 a.m. in The Fisher Center, Demarest 212. In addition, Welch will lead a “Workshop for Peace Activists,” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, also in The Fisher Center.
Welch's talk is expected to focus on the current challenges and opportunities facing the peace movement — nationally and internationally. The workshop will provide space for students and community members to reflect together on ways to move the peace agenda forward.
Welch is the author of “After Empire: The Art and Ethos of Enduring Peace;” “Sweet Dreams in America: Making Ethics and Spirituality Work;” “A Feminist Ethic of Risk: Revised Second Edition,” and “Communities of Resistance and Solidarity: A Feminist Theology of Liberation.”
She is now developing workshops on global citizenship and alternatives to war.