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Hillel hosts annual Global Justice Shabbat with focus on prison reform

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   Maryland Hillel hosted its seventh annual Global Justice Shabbat Friday night March 29th on the topic of prison reform. The event consisted of a Shabbat dinner with a speech and Q&A session by former New York City Police Department Commissioner and convicted felon Bernard ...

Professor raises issue of structural inequality in Global Peace Conference speech

By Oyinkansola Awosika For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace hosted Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, senior advisor to the president on indigenous affairs at First Nations House of Learning, during its global peace conference last Wednesday. The Future of Humanity: The Challenge of Global Peace and Security Confere...

Women’s security discussed at Global Peace Conference, explores connection between gender and violence

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Northeastern University professor of sociology explored the connection between empowerment of women and militaristic tendencies in North African and Middle Eastern countries Wednesday at the Stamp Student Union. Professor Valentine M. Moghadam focused on gender and inequality in ...

Scholars discuss new approaches to world peace at Bahá’í conference

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   Countries are taking the wrong approach in trying to achieve world peace, a speaker said Wednesday at The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace conference. The conference, titled “The Future of Humanity: The Challenge of Global Peace and Security” was a two-day event held at this ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat: Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted its sixth annual Global Justice Shabbat this weekend with the theme Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault. The event, which included a formal Shabbat dinner on Friday night at Hillel and a Havdalah service Saturday night at the Zeta Beta Tau chapter house, aimed to spark a ...