Free movie 5/4 and award presentation 5/5 6:30PM CT
CHICAGO — DePaul College has established the Berrigan-McAlister Award, to be given yearly to an individual or group whose lively Christian nonviolence-—like that practiced by Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ, Phillip Berrigan, and Elizabeth McAlister—resists injustice, transforms battle, fosters reconciliation, and seeks justice and peace for all.
The primary Berrigan-McAlister Award might be introduced on Might 5, 2021to the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, a gaggle of Catholic activists who engaged in symbolic disarmament of nuclear weapons on the largest nuclear submarine base on the earth. The award ceremony might be adopted by a moderated dialog with members of the group.
This inaugural Berrigan-McAlister Award will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ, who was born on Might 9, 1921.
As a part of this celebration, there might be a screening on-line of a brand new movie on the Berrigans entitled, “Religious and Harmful,” on Might 4, 2021. The movie’s director, Susan Hagedorn, and members of the Berrigan-McAlister household will be part of on this occasion. Advance registration for each occasions is required, and might be finished by means of http://berriganMcAlister.eventbrite.com
The Berrigan-McAlister awardees embody the next members of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Elizabeth McAlister (Jonah Home, Baltimore, MD); Fr. Steve Kelly SJ (Bay Space, CA); Carmen Trotta (New York Catholic Employee, New York Metropolis, NY); Clare Grady (Ithaca, Catholic Employee, Ithaca, NY); Martha Hennessy (New York Catholic Employee, New York Metropolis, NY); Mark Colville (Amistad Catholic Employee, New Haven, CT); and Patrick O’Neill (Fr. Charlie Mulholland Catholic Employee, Garner, NC).
On April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., these seven advocates for peace and justice entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia with out authorization to attract consideration to the worldwide risks of its Trident submarine fleet and to attach the nuclear risk to what Dr. King known as the triple evils of “militarism, racism and consumerism.” As a part of this witness, they hung banners in three areas of the ability studying: “The last word logic of racism is genocide,” Dr. Martin Luther King; “The last word logic of Trident is omnicide”; and “Nuclear weapons: unlawful—immoral.”
“The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 has stored alive the spirit of resistance to mass homicide, and have drawn consideration to the evil of nuclear weapons in a world grown accustomed to them,” mentioned Michael L. Budde, DePaul professor of Catholic Research and Political Science and a member of the award committee. “They’re becoming recipients of DePaul’s first Berrigan-McAlister award as they proceed the Plowshares disarmament motion begun by Daniel and Phillip Berrigan in 1980, conducting nonviolent motion to plea for peace and justice primarily based on the biblical idea of ‘beating swords into plowshares’ (Isaiah 2:4). As Pope Francis said in 2019 concerning the immoral possession of nuclear weapons, ‘If we actually wish to construct a extra simply and safe society, we should let the weapons fall from our palms’, and ‘Future generations will rise to condemn our failure if we spoke of peace however didn’t act to carry it about among the many peoples of the earth.’”
The award is sponsored by workplaces and applications together with the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; the Division of Mission and Ministry; the Division of Catholic Research; the Program in Peace, Justice, and Battle Research; the Middle for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology; the DePaul College Library; and the Fund for Church-State Research.
Professor Michael L. Budde, Professor of Catholic Research and Political Science
Peace, Justice, and Battle Research Program, DePaul College
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