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TeachWarNoMore: Marquette Teach War No More

MU Flyer “Teach War No More”

We will spend One Hour of Silence in Prayer Each Wednesday in Lent from 4:30pm-5:30pm For Location contact

In this time of war and poverty we come together in this season of Lent, in the spirit of repentance, to silently pray and fast for one hour each week for Marquette University To Be Faithful to the Gospel and No Longer Host Departments of Military Science. For more information see or see participants


Marquette University, A Jesuit Catholic University, Hosts Four Departments of Military Science That Teaches War to Students from Fourteen Local Colleges and Universities.


Military Values

Marquette student at practice range

“One’s personal values may and probably do extend beyond the Army values, to include such things as political, cultural, or religious beliefs. However, if one is to be an Army leader and a person of integrity, these values must reinforce, not contradict, Army values.” (Army Field Manual, [FM 22–100, Chapter 2–32] )

“I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat… I will never accept defeat.” (Warrior Ethos)

“We must destroy this village to save it.”

Gospel Values

Ignatius of Loyola
surrendering his sword at Montserrat

The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2242)

“I deeply desire to be with you in accepting all wrongs and all rejections and all poverty, both actual and spiritual—and I deliberately choose this.” (#98 Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius of Loyola)St.

“Love your Enemies “

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