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President's Peace Commission - 2011 Spring Program: Wednesday Programs

Rebel with a Cause: The Global Legacy of Fr. Chaminade

American Education: The Marianist Way

9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Bro. Richard Thompson, SM, Director, Marianist Urban Students Programs
Sr. Grace Walle, FMI, DMin (BA 1977), Law Chaplain, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Moderator: Fr. Richard Wosman, SM, (BA 1982), Education, and Director of the Catholic School Leadership Program, St. Mary's University

1. Could you relate some personal stories about some of the students that have been helped through the efforts of Marianist educators?

2. How do you integrate the five characteristics of Marianist education in your ministry?

3. What do you think is the future of Catholic Marianist education in the United States?

4. Are there areas that need more emphasis or focus?

End of Life Care: Cultural Perspectives

10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Andrew Getz, PhD, Theology, and Miller Professor of Catholic Medical and Biomedical Ethics, St. Mary’s University
Sr. Stephanie Morales, FMI, Chaplain, Nix Health
Moderator: Asenath Sandy Davila, Student, St. Mary's University, PPC

1. How have organizations in Korea (or the US) addressed discrepancies between cultural/sociological perspectives regarding end of life care and autonomy (withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment)?

2. What are influential perspectives regarding the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment (WLST) and respecting autonomy of patients?

3. (Directed specifically at Sr. Morales) Why are Marianists engaged in this type of work? What perspectives or outlooks do they contribute which differ from public care?

Agua de Vida: Thirst for Justice in the Communities of Peru

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Alberto Ronal Gabriel Aguilar, Asociacion Marianista de Accion Social (AMAS), Peru
Manuel Emilio Hora Revilla, Asociacion Marianista de Accion Social (AMAS), Peru
Walter Pereda Ruiz, Asociacion Marianista de Accion Social (AMAS), Peru
Moderator: Minita Santizo, Director, International Education Programs, St. Mary's University
Translator: Rafael Moras, PhD, Engineering, St. Mary’s University

1. What techniques do you use to engage the community?

2. What kind of problems do you run into and what can be done/techniques do you use in order to get past/solve them?

3. What is the science behind your work?

What can others do to assist you and your work? Students, Government, Church, Volunteers, etc.

Providing Aid to Those with AIDS: From San Antonio to Malawi

12:10 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Molly Heineman, former Marianist Volunteer Program Teacher and Social Worker, M.I.R.A.C.L.E. Technical Institute in Karonga, Malawi
Vanessa Gonzales, Director of Education, San Antonio AIDS Foundation 
Moderator: Celine Jacquemin, PhD, Associate Dean, Humanities & Social Sciences

1. What is the current situation of AIDS in your community?

2. How does your organization address issues of compassion, and respecting the life and dignity of the human being?

3. Why is it important to address the issue of AIDS in our world/community?

4. How can we (the audience) respond to a call to serve?