Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University Sets Third Tuesday Programming - Merton Readings & Discussion

2/10/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) Third Tuesday Programming will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium on the Ashland University campus. The program will be a discussion focusing on selections from Merton's writings, collected in "The Pocket Thomas Merton," Robert Inchausti, editor.

The discussion is free and open to the public. No previous knowledge of Thomas Merton or nonviolence is needed. Readings will be available at the door and/or prior to the program by request via email (acn@ashland.edu<mailto:acn@ashland.edu>).
Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and Christian mystic, wrote on issues of social justice, religion and nonviolence. He was a voice for nonviolence throughout the Vietnam War. His understanding of nonviolence is deeply spiritual and challenges those who focus primarily on political goals.

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence, located on the campus of Ashland University, is committed to exploring and promoting alternatives to violence in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. For more information about these events, or to learn more about the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, please call 419-289-5313, email us at acn@ashland.edu<mailto:acn@ashland.edu>, or visit us online at www.ashland.edu/acn<http://www.ashland.edu/acn> and/or www.facebook.com/acn<http://www.facebook.com/acn>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.