2011 Symposium: War and Peace

Header with man holding a cross with text that reads "War and Peace: An Orthodox Catholic Conversation"

March 25-26, 2011
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall 1000 - Ahmanson Auditorium

With the support of the Luce Foundation and Fordham University's Orthodox Christian Studies Program, this two-day symposium built on the success of the 2010 Women and Church, East and West symposium. Catholic and Orthodox speakers discussed our shared heritage of attitudes and experiences of peace and war, and discussed the contemporary world situation in the light of those experiences. In the conviction that united voices are more likely to help build peace than disunited ones, War and Peace seeks to help the Orthodox and Catholic traditions work together to be peace-makers for the sake of all the world’s inhabitants.


Michael Baxter Notre Dame University
Joseph Capizzi Catholic University of America
George Demacopoulos Fordham University
John Fotopoulos Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame
Perry Hamalis North Central College
John Langan Georgetown University
Laurie Johnston Emmanuel College
Aristotle Papanikolaou Fordham University
Andrew Walsh Trinity College
Tobias Winright St. Louis University

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 25

9:00 am - Registration and breakfast

9:30 am - Welcome and morning prayer

10:30 am - Session 1: Looking Back, Looking Forward

12:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Session 2: Victory, Loss, City, Church

3:30 pm - Reception

Saturday, March 26

9:30 am - Registration and breakfast

10:10 am - Morning prayer

10:30 am - Session 3: Telling Their Own Stories

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Session 4: One Faith, Many Theologies?

2:50 pm - Coffee break

3:10 pm - Session 5: Just Peace and War, Just War and Peace

4:30 pm - Closing remarks and benediction

Photos from the Symposium


To be placed on the conference mailing list, email hei@lmu.edu or call at 310.338.1917.