Monday, October 17, 2011

Milwaukee Catholic Workers Continue Witness at Marquette University

In the name of Dorothy Day and Franz Jagerstatter

MILWAUKEE--Milwaukee Catholic Workers and friends are celebrating Dorothy Day's birth with three events around a cause dear to her, resistance to military training on a Catholic campus.  They stand in agreement with Day’s words: "We are against University Military Training because it is preparation for sin, for the sin that is war."

Though Milwaukee peace makers have been witnessing for some time their demand that Marquette University stop hosting its Department of Military Sciences.   So far Marquette University has ignored their message of Teach War No More ,

This group is inviting all those attending the Call to Action (scheduled November 4-6 in Milwaukee) to join them on Friday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 4 p.m. outside the Frontier Center on Fourth and Wisconsin and then march to the Marquette Administration building at Eleventh and Wisconsin to call on Marquette University to "Live the Gospel of Love" and no longer teach war on its campus.

The Call to Action Conference takes place November 4-6 and is sponsored by Call to Action, a Catholic movement working for equality and justice in the Church and society.  This year’s conference theme is “Live the Gospel of Love.”

On November 4, they plan to amplify their demand that Marquette ceases their war-training curricula, including civil disobedience is required.

In a statement emailed this week, they stated:

“We will no longer allow our message to stop teaching how "to kill or be killed"  be ignored. We will demand an answer to our question, even if Civil Disobedience is required: Will Marquette Be Faithful to the Gospel and stop military training on campus?”

They will further celebrate Dorothy Day’s birthday with a rally on November 8, 2011, 1-2 p.m. at 707 W. 11th Street, in front of MU Administration Bldg.

Action organizers are Don Timmerman, Brian Hey, Joe Radosewski and Bob Graf.  They ask all to send news of this action to their respective email lists,

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