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Bellarmine Chapel to host United Nations Day event

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~

The Cincinnati Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions along with Bellarmine Chapel will host an event as a part of the Global Week of Action for a World Parliament Assembly.

This event is one of many being held throughout the world during the Global Week of Action which happens from Oct. 17-26.

Citizens for Global Solutions is a group that advocates for a united federation of nations as well as world democracy.

“If students, faculty, administration and staff think the idea is worth exploring, I hope they will search out the advantages of thinking in a holistic way and make this a better Xavier for a better world,” member of Cincinnati’s Citizens for Global Solutions and former Xavier professor Father Benjamin Urmston, S.J. said.

“Joining Faith and Justice, I hope Xavier moves together for a vision of a workable world, one in which ‘it is easier to be good,’ a world more in accord with God’s Word.”

At the event, the people will take a picture while holding a sign that says “World Parliament Now,” which will be shared with groups from other countries.

“We will also have homemade chocolate chip cookies and apple cider. We’ll have a handout and answer questions about (the) idea of global democracy,” Urmston said.

As a former professor at Xavier as well as one of the initiators for the discussion about forming the Peace Studies minor, Urmston realizes the importance of getting the youth involved in starting a movement for World Parliament.

“I’m 89 now and retired although I still work with Christian Life Community and Citizens for Global Solutions, Cincinnati Chapter,” Urmston said.

“We would love to have a student branch. I’m hoping this brief event will get students and faculty thinking about an idea ‘whose time has come,'” Urmston said.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24 near the clock tower of Gallagher Student Center.
For more information about Citizens for Global Solutions, visit http://www.worldparliamentnow.org.