This event will be held from 12:00-1:30pm and 2:00-3:30pm on March 1, 2014 (in the same location).
This lecture, held at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, will survey theological debates over war and violence within the Christian tradition in a way that assumes others – particularly Muslims – are listening in. It will present Christian pacifism as the sort of internal critique that representatives of any faith tradition must honestly do in order to dialogue well with others in the service of peace.
For more information or to see the full forum schedule, visit the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2014 website.
Gerald W. Schlabach is a Christian social ethicist who teaches in the Theology department at the University of St. Thomas and former chair of Justice and Peace Studies there. In the 1980s he launched a regional peacebuilding project in Central America for Mennonite Central Committee. Currently a research scholar at the Collegeville Institute, he is writing a book on peace theology and Catholic social teaching.