Colman McCarthy, peace activist, journalist, and teacher spoke to Mr. King's History and Theory of Nonviolence class on Oct. 28. Mr. McCarthy conveyed his passion for peaceful solutions and urged students to approach their academic endeavors from a peaceful vantage point. Since 1982, he has taught courses on nonviolence and the literature of peace. In the fall semester of 2006, he taught at seven schools: Georgetown University Law Center, American University, the
University of Maryland, The Washington Center for Internships, Wilson High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and School Without Walls. In 25 years, he has had more than 7,000 students in his classes. In 1985, he founded the Center for Teaching Peace, a nonprofit that helps schools begin or expand academic programs in Peace studies. Mr. McCarthy is a regular speaker at colleges, prep schools, high schools, and peace conferences. The titles of his lectures range from "How To Be a Peacemaker" to "Nonviolence In a Time of War."