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    Everyone invited to celebrate Howard Zehr by attending his May 23 “roast”

    March 18th, 2015

    Eastern Mennonite University is spotlighting restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr on May 23, 2015, a date chosen to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking work, Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice, and his retirement as a full-time faculty member. In deference to Zehr’s wishes not to be praised, a “roast” …More

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    Ali Gohar of Pakistan is first to receive CJP award for outstanding service

    March 5th, 2015

    Marking its 20th anniversary year during 2014-15, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) will be conferring its first Alumni Award for Outstanding Service on Ali Gohar, a Pakistani national who earned a CJP master’s degree in 2002 on a Fulbright scholarship. “This award will be given annually for CJP alumni who have demonstrated exceptional …More

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    Peace-trained alumni in Liberia and Sierra Leone tap local resilience and resourcefulness in curbing Ebola

    January 21st, 2015

    Ebola is frightening – terrifying even – but bowing to the fear that Ebola can produce invites additional unrest and cultural destruction in societies already reeling from recent civil wars. Instead, a lasting solution will emerge from tapping the resilience and resourcefulness of the people themselves. These are the messages being spread by alumni of …More

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    Alumni couple are movers and shakers in Southern India

    January 2nd, 2015

    [Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Peacebuilder magazine.] Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, move over. Ditto for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University has its own version of a “power couple” – but the two truly represent “power for suffering people.” The man …More

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    South Sudanese trainings under USAID highlight importance of trauma awareness, resilience, in conflict zones

    October 2nd, 2014

    Nearly 100 people in South Sudan, all employees of the U.S. government, recently benefited from intensive trauma awareness and resilience trainings facilitated by Eastern Mennonite University. The USAID-sponsored workshops in July and August introduced the approaches used by EMU’s Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) for addressing trauma, breaking cycles of violence, and building …More

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