As an expression of our Friends heritage, Malone University offers a peace and reconciliation minor that allows students to engage and express the peace tradition that is a historic hallmark of the Friends tradition. This minor provides students with an opportunity to integrate the peace tradition with another course of study that may be enhanced or it may serve as a stand-alone expression of their participation in the heritage of the university’s founding. The program denotes the extension of our concern beyond a limited view of pacifism as avoiding conflict to a broader view of peace that includes alleviating and repairing conflicts after they have occurred. This program may also appeal to those who are not historically affiliated or committed to pacifism, but who are still concerned with questions of peace even after conflict has happened.
BCA Study Abroad Programs in Ecuador, Germany, or Ireland; and CCCU Best Semester Programs in Uganda Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, or Northern Ireland Studies can also fulfill the requirement for a regionally focused course upon which to practically apply ideas of peace and reconciliation. Students interested in applying peace- and reconciliation-oriented courses from other institutions or study abroad programs are encouraged to discuss this with department faculty. The department may grant approval if the course or program aligns with the goals of the minor.