Brophy 2007-2008 Summit on Human Dignity:
The Wages of War, The Potential for Peace

A Forum to Examine War and Peace in Light of Our
Gospel Call to Respect and Promote the Human Dignity
of Each Person

Monday, March 10, marks the official start of the 2007-2008 Summit on Human Dignity.  This two week campus-wide annual event is in its 4th year.  The Summit is an opportunity for students to explore a current issue as it relates to human dignity through speakers and presentations, discussions and dialogue, exhibits and displays, and through curriculum connections being made in individual classrooms.  The two weeks of the Summit are one way Brophy seeks to fulfill our Jesuit mission of “providing students with the intellectual, moral and spiritual formation that will enable them to make a commitment to service – that will make them agents of change.” (#81, Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, 1987) 

The Summit will run March 10-20, 2008 and is titled, The Wages of War, The Potential for Peace.  With this Summit, Brophy’s mission is to create a forum in which Brophy students and faculty will consider the realities of war and the Catholic tradition’s perspective on war and peace, both of which will guide our response to war. 

Three Summit-related events which parents and the larger community are invited and encouraged to attend are:

"Theology in the City" Lecture Series on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
To RSVP contact Patti Franz, Director of Development at
602.264.5291 ext 6365 or

and the "Rennaisance” Series" on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 7pm
To RSVP contact Nancy O’Malley, Assistant to the Principal, at
602.264.5291 ext. 6310 or

Mike Baxter (Asst. Prof. of Theology at Univ. of Notre Dame, Catholic Peace Fellowship, Co-founder of Andre House) evening presentation and Candlelight Peace Vigil on the 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq, Wednesday, March 19th.  Baxter will examine the interrelationship of theology, history, and ethics, with particular attention paid to the morality of war and Christian peacemaking in a presentation in the Great Hall starting at 7pm.  To RSVP please contact Tim Broyles at or 602-264-5291 x. 6434.  The Candlelight Peace Vigil, hosted by Brophy’s Pax Christi club, will begin immediately following the presentation. 

All three events will be held in Harper Great Hall on the Brophy Campus and will address the issues of war and peace from varied perspectives. 




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