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Howard Zehr Shifts to Leading Role in New Restorative Justice Institute

Howard Zehr, widely known as the “grandfather of restorative justice,” will step aside from his teaching role at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) after the spring 2013 semester and begin co-leading the newly established Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. The leaders of EMU’ ...More

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EMU Peace Profs Go to Women in Somaliland

Six of the women who planned to study at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program were unable to enter the United States. So program director Janice Jenner and professors ...More

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China Cross-Cultural Takes Students Out of Comfort Zones

The 14-hour flight from Washington, D.C., to Beijing was the first time Josh Martin had ever flown. It was also the first time he’d been out of the country, and pretty much the first time he had ever really traveled at all, except for the away games that occasionally took him out of state during his four years as an infielder for the baseball team at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). ...More

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Haitians Embrace Trauma-Resilience Program

With a history of violence linked to colonization, intense poverty and vulnerable geographic location, Haiti has long suffered from natural disasters, social conflict, and other traumatic events. That is one reason more than 1,000 Haitians have welcomed trainings, materials and principles derived from Eastern Mennonite University’s STAR, which sta ...More

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Tree Planting, Exploration Highlight New Zealand Cross-Cultural

The Eastern Mennonite University New Zealand cross-cultural group left Auckland to travel to Northland. They stayed at the Waipoua Forest Campground where they explored the Kauri forest, learned about native species, planted a Kauri tree and discussed New Zealand conservation. See more of their cross-cultural experience by visiting ...More

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Fellowship Spent at Bureau of Economic Analysis

Darian Harnish had a great summer working with numbers for the federal government, instead of shoveling mulch. The summer emerged from a University of Maryland fellowship, which led to an internship at the National Income and Wealth Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). There Harnish combined his two majors, economics and accounting, in an environm ...More

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Check Out Graduate Studies for Peacebuilding

Interested in a graduate education that increased the knowledge of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate? The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University invites you to visit campus the week of Oct. 8-12, 2012, to meet the faculty, staff and students and get to know the place that thousands of peacebuilders around the world view as the ...More

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Summer Cross-Cultural Students Return from Around the Globe

Studying in another culture transforms you, says EMU junior Holly Solomon and classmates. She traveled to Bulgaria in summer 2012 with English professor Andrew White and his Bulgarian wife, Daria Borislavova. Staying with host families, immersing themselves in the local culture, Holly’s student group shared stories and exper ...More

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Gbowee Carries Olympic Flag at Ceremony

Leymah Gbowee, one of three recipients jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, carried in the Olympic flag with seven other humanitarians during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. “It was an amazing experience and honor to join ath ...More

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EMU Prof Pauses Dialogue With Military To Do Art

One might reasonably expect Lisa Schirch, a research professor with EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), to believe that the best the American military can do in Afghanistan is simply get out of Afghans’ way as they rebuild their country. That American military and diplomatic l ...More