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  • Premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92

    Premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92

    Founders Day Concert with the Swarthmore College Chorus and the Swarthmore College Orchestra December 5, 2014; 8:00 p.m. Lang Music Building Swarthmore College (directions) (Universal moment of silence at 8:00 PM EDT) Featuring the premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92, commissioned for the Swarthmore Sesquicentennial The program will also include works for…

  • Peace drama performed 100 years ago on campus

    Peace drama performed 100 years ago on campus

    This story in The Phoenix, Swarthmore College’s student newspaper, from October 27, 1914, only three months after the start of World War I, was brought to our attention this week. The clipping below reports on the performance of a Founders’ Day “peace drama” about one soldiers’ struggle with the horrors of war, his return home, and…

  • Waging Peace: David Hartsough book talk

    Waging Peace: David Hartsough book talk

    David Hartsough Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00 PM Bond Hall at Swarthmore College 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA This event is open to the public. Maps and directions to campus are available. A flyer is available for download. David Hartsough knows how to get in the way.…

  • Screening of “The 5 Powers” film to celebrate the International Day of Peace

    Screening of “The 5 Powers” film to celebrate the International Day of Peace

    The 5 Powers A film about the transnational peace work of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler. Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Swarthmore College Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema (directions) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Download a flyer and help advertise the event. Each year, we mark the International Day of Peace at…

  • The big picture on nonviolent resistance and global peace

    A couple of interviews that address the big pictures of nonviolent action, militarism, and peace praxis have appeared online.  See them here! Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan, the authors of the award-winning book, Why Nonviolent Civil Resistance Works were interviewed on NPR on August 21, 2014 Peace researcher Jan Oberg recently conducted a half-hour interview on…

  • Remembering Martin Luther King’s leadership on War and Peace

    On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King delivered a passionate address at Riverside Church in New York: “Beyond Vietnam”. He forcefully challenged the war in Vietnam and drew attention to the many contradictions of war, its atrocities, victims, and the poisonous impact of US foreign policy on the culture and soul of the nation. He…

  • Swarthmore Presbyterian Hosts Free Peacemaking Conference October 18 -20, 2013

    The upcoming Peacemaking Conference at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church features several members of the Swarthmore College community, past and present! The conference is open to the public and within walking distance of our campus. Swarthmore Presbyterian Hosts Free Peacemaking Conference October 18 -20, 2013 A three-day peacemaking conference, “Conflict, Faith, Peace,” October 18, 19, and 20, at…

  • Global Peace Index 2013

    The 2013 Global Peace Index is out, and wow, that is one of the most impressively produced report videos I have ever seen. Explore the results further.  

  • Granny Peace Brigade sings at dedication of Philadelphia mural

    The Swarthmore College Peace Collection holds the files of Granny Peace Brigade, who sung at the recent dedication of a Philadelphia mural honoring the poet Sonia Sanchez.  The mural is titled “Peace is a Haiku.”

  • 150 years ago: Benjamin Hallowell, man of peace

    150 years ago: Benjamin Hallowell, man of peace By Christopher Densmore Curator, Friends Historical Library (This article originally appeared in the April 2012 edition of the College Bulletin.) By 1862, the campaign to create what would become Swarthmore College was renewed, but there were conflicting ideas on the nature of what was then being referred…