Campus community to join Pope John Paul's Ash Wednesday peace initiative

by Michael O. Garvey

University of Notre Dame student groups, faculty and staff will participate in prayers, discussions, poetry readings, and a candlelight procession Ash Wednesday (March 5) in response to Pope John Paul II’s call for creative resistance to “growing threats of war.”p. Most of the events will be held in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy, where public prayers, some accompanied by music, will be offered by students beginning at 11 a.m. Poems opposing war will be read by Notre Dame faculty and student poets from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and a series of faculty speakers will discuss the potential war with Iraq beginning at 2 p.m.p.

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