Friday, July 21st, 2017

Program looks at role of women in conflict

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

Peace is not an abstract concept that only applies to war. It is also the concept through which most of humanity strives to live their lives. Peace is not an action, but rather the process that one moves through when dealing with any type of adversity. Moving through adversity from a peaceful perspective is an empowered state of living.

“Women of Peace” is a five-part series at Victory Noll Center that showcases women’s roles in the peace process. The series will run on five Saturdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from March to August, with no meeting in June. Dates are March 14, April 11, May 9, July 11 and August 8.

The program will use as a resource “Women, War & Peace,” a PBS mini-series that places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of women’s role in the peacemaking process. Albeit that women and girls plight is great in war, a vital variable is missing in seeking to understand the issue of conflict resolution, which is the vital role women play in the peacemaking process and in the rebuilding of their families, communities and societies.

There is no cost for the program, but there will be a freewill offering, and registration is required. Refreshments will be provided each session. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive. For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center’s website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.