For Hugo Zorilla, “the idea is to be a translator, not a traitor.”
A member of the biblical and religious studies and Spanish faculties at Fresno Pacific University, Zorilla takes that charge seriously while translating a manual for translators and parts of the Bible into Spanish. Seriously enough, that is, to devote years of evenings and weekends to sentence-by-sentence, verse-by-verse and sometimes word-by-word study. “It’s a schooling for me,” he said. “It gets me in touch with the reality of Latin America.”
People from both sides of the victim-offender equation will be part of the 10thAnnual Restorative Justice Conference sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies at Fresno Pacific University.
The event, titled “Violence and the Journey Towards Restoration,” will be November 14-15 at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, at the corner of Chestnut and Butler in Fresno. A pre-conference training will take place November 13.
John Wooden’s appearance in Fresno, hosted by Fresno Pacific University, has generated so much interest that an event previously held on campus has been moved downtown to the Fresno Convention Center New Exhibit Hall.
Ways to bring peace to a world at war and communities in conflict will be explored during “Building a Culture of Peace,” a week of activities hosted by Fresno Pacific University (FPU) and California State University, Fresno (CSUF), September 27-Ocotber 3.
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and peacemaker in his own right, will be the special guest during the event. He will speak at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium as well as on both campuses.
A pianist and a piece of music make their California premiere as Fresno Pacific University’s Pacific Artists Series opens its second season.
Walter Saul will perform Friday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the atrium of McDonald Hall, on the FPU campus. Tickets are $5 for general audiences, $3 for those 62 or older and $10 for families, and are available at the door.