Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates will be speaking over the next couple days in Indiana. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will deliver an address Thursday evening at Butler University. Dr. James Muller will speak Friday at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. He co-founded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize. September 12, 2013

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(Indianapolis, IND.) – James Muller, MD, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, world-renowned cardiology researcher, and 1961 Cathedral graduate, will be honored at an all-school assembly and mass celebrating the school's 95th anniversary tomorrow at 10 am. Dr. Muller also will address small groups of students as well as speak at the assembly.

Dr. Muller received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for co-founding the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). This non-partisan federation of national medical groups from 63 countries represents tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world.

Dr. Muller was a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School where he conducted research for 25 years during which time he found that more heart attacks occur in the morning due to a factor he called “vulnerable plaques.” Today, Dr. Muller is a cardiologist in Boston and the founder and chief medical officer of Infraredx, a medical device company.

About Cathedral High School

Cathedral is a private, independent, Catholic, college-preparatory school serving more than 1,250 students in grades 9 to 12. The school was founded in 1918 by the Brothers of Holy Cross and for 94 years has followed the philosophy of educating young men and women in mind, body, and spirit. For more information, visit Cathedral High School

Originally Posted August 8, 2013

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NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) are honored to welcome Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to Butler’s Clowes Memorial Hall for a public address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. Generous support for this event is provided by The Dungy Family Foundation.

Archbishop Tutu's visit comes three months after Butler and CTS announced that South African theologian Allan Boesak was jointly appointed by both schools as the first occupant of the Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation Studies.

“Butler University is once again pleased to partner with CTS on such an exciting opportunity for our institutions and the Indianapolis community,” Butler President James M. Danko said. “The Archbishop is one of the most admired religious leaders of our time, and we are extremely pleased to welcome him to the Butler campus for what promises to be a memorable address.”

CTS President Matthew Myer Boulton said that Archbishop Tutu's visit to Indianapolis underscores the close collegial and personal relationship he has had with Dr. Boesak, particularly during the anti-apartheid struggle, as well as the important work that remains to be done in promoting reconciliation in the world today. “Archbishop Tutu is coming not only to give his personal blessing to Dr. Boesak’s leadership, but also to inspire us all to carry forward the cause of reconciliation in our own lives and communities,” Boulton said.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is one of the greatest living icons of our time. The first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Anglican Church of South Africa, he played a crucial role in the fight against the apartheid regime.

In 1984, he received a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to that cause. And in the years that followed, Tutu became a principal mediator in the transition to democracy in South Africa.

In 1995, former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela appointed Tutu chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a body set up to probe gross human-rights violations that occurred under apartheid.

In recent years, Tutu has turned his attention to health, humanitarian, and peacemaking initiatives. He is active in the global campaign against HIV/AIDS and continues his peacemaking work in situations of conflict through his leadership in the Elders, a group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates which includes former President Jimmy Carter. Tutu also devotes his time and leadership to family and education issues, particularly quality education for female children in the global South.

Today Archbishop Tutu is regarded as an elder world statesman with a major role to play in reconciliation, and as a leading moral voice.

Tutu, 81, spoke at Butler in 2002 as part of the University's May Commencement ceremony.

About Butler University

Challenging and enabling students to meet their personal and professional goals has guided Butler University since 1855. Today, Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university that blends the liberal arts with first-rate pre-professional programs. It seeks to prepare each graduate not simply to make a living but to make a life of purpose, in which personal flourishing is intertwined with the welfare of others. Butler is known for its vibrant campus, superior academics, and dedicated faculty. The University enrolls more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students in six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Located just six miles from downtown Indianapolis, Butler’s urban setting affords students internship opportunities that provide excellent graduate school and career preparation.

About Christian Theological Seminary

Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) is a fully accredited ecumenical seminary, open to all, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It offers eight graduate-level degree programs, including programs in theology, ministry, and counseling, with specializations in ministries that emphasize the arts and programs for lifelong learning. More than 30 denominations are represented among CTS faculty and students.

Source: Butler University

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