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Sunday, December 11

Peace Happens: A symposium exploring issues of violence, nonviolence, and conflict resolution. Peace Happens intends to create a safe space for meaningful and dynamic dialogue. The purpose of Peace Happens does not lie in reaching answers, but in the process of questioning.

Peace Happens Fall Symposium Schedule:

Monday, December 12, 2005, 7:30 p.m. at McHugh Commons

The War on Terror: Promoting Global Security through Violent Vs. Nonviolent Measures

Security has become the prominent issue in American foreign policy. As we enter a new century, America is faced with new threats to our security. What is the nature of these threats and how can we deal with them? Colorado College and Air Force Academy will debate the roles of violent and nonviolent solutions to the dilemma of global security in the 21st century.

Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. at McHugh Commons

Education, the Institute, and the Self

Philosophy professor John Riker will speak and facilitate dialogue on the values and structures of modern education and their implications upon society and the self. Do our educational values, in line with our economic worldview, create violence upon the vitality of life? What implications do these values have for honoring and living an ethical life?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 6 p.m. at Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall

Building Peace Within

Religion Professor David Gardiner, specialist in Asian religions, will speak on the Buddhist tradition of cultivating peace within the individual, which in turn is the basis for peace in our communities. His talk will focus on scientific evidence displaying the peaceful and positive effects of meditation. Following Gardiner's talk, a group meditation will be held in Shove Chapel from 7:00-8:30.

Thursday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. at Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall

A Struggle between Boarders

A showing of the film , followed by a facilitated discussion of border policies and their indirect repercussions of human suffering and death. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has suggested, Are current border policies just? What ought we as citizens be doing to support or resist these policies?

Friday, December 16, 9 until late at Sacred Grounds in Shove Chapel

Peace Jam

Peace Happens is hosting an open mike for those who wish to share their creative expression of song and word. Come delight in hot chocolate and spiced cider in Sacred Grounds, an epicenter of student passion and creation.

All events are at Colorado College, 902 North Cascade

For more information write Jocelyn Vaughan:



Sunday, November 20

Senator Biden (D-DE) celebrated his 63rd birthday today by hinting at a possible filibuster over Alito's nomination, over his opposition to "one man, one vote."

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