Walla Walla University organizing Peacemaking Weekend events

Talks, music, a panel discussion and a film will be part of the weekend.

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COLLEGE PLACE -- A first of its kind Peacemaking Weekend is being held at Walla Walla University starting Friday afternoon.

Associate professor of history Monty Buell will present "Conflict Over Natural Resources" Friday at 12:15 p.m. at Land Title Plaza in downtown Walla Walla, on the corner for First Avenue and Main Street. The presentation will begin and end with music by the WWU Steel Drum Band.

On Saturday, Greg Dodds, professor of history, will present "Just War" theory at 10:30 a.m. in the WWU administration building, room 117.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, author Doug Morgan will speak for a symposium on his book, "The Peacemaking Remnant: Essays and Historical Documents," followed by a panel discussion featuring: Karen Scott, local lawyer; Dan Clark, member of the local Quaker community; Darold Bigger, professor of biblical studies at WWU; and Monty Buell as moderator. Copies of Morgan's book will be available.

WWU will screen the award-winning film, "The Conscientious Objector" on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The film tells the story of late World War II veteran Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor and one of only three conscientious objectors to be awarded said medal.

All events are free and open to the public.

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