CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.

September 2011

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

24th Annual Peace Studies Conference

"Toward a More Sociable World: The Struggle Against the Death Penalty and the Legitimation of Violence"

September 19, 2011
Co-Sponsored by: CSB/SJU Peace Studies Department and CSB/SJU Amnesty International Club
Free and open to the public 

Book Sale and Signing: Now I Walk on Death Row: A Wall Street Finance Lawyer Stumbles into the Arms of A Loving God, by Dale S. Recinella.  Click here for video link of Dale Recinella's talk.

 "The Death Penalty Leaves No Survivors"

  Presented by:
  Dale S. Recinella, JD, MTS
  Catholic Correctional Chaplain
  Florida Death Row & Solitary Confinement

"More than 'Mistakes Were Made': An Innocent Man's Journey from Death Row to Freedom" 

  Presented by:
  Randy Steidl
  Former Exonerated Death Row Prisoner                    video link to presentation

         *Sponsored by CSB/SJU Amnesty International Club

Movie - "At the Death House Door"

  Discussants: Randy Steidl and Art Laffin
  "Breaking the Cycle of Violence Through Mercy, Justice and Reconciling Love" 
        
        click here for video link to Art Laffin's presentation

  Presented by:
  Art Laffin
  Nonviolence Advocate, Washington, D.C. 

Conference Coordinator: 
Dr. Jeff Anderson
CSB/SJU Peace Studies Dept.
janderson@csbsju.edu; 320-363-3047

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The Peace Studies Department at Saint John's University and College of Saint Benedict is grateful to Lorraine and the late Robert Breitenbucher for their financial support in presenting this conference.  Robert Breitenbucher passed away in October 2004 -- his spirit of peacemaking lives on.