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Circle process course offered by Kay Pranis trains facilitators for dialogue, healing in variety of settings

Expert Kay Pranis returns to Eastern Mennonite University Feb. 5-7 to teach a three-day, weekend course that will introduce the foundational values and philosophy of the circle process, as well as give students opportunities to practice facilitation and explore application. ...More

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EMU administrator and Black Lives Matter advocate knows South Carolina deputy, voices his own struggle to understand

When a person you know well makes a regrettable choice, how do you reconcile what you know about that person with his or her actions? And how do you share what you know about this person without seeming to excuse the action? These questions immediately confronted Luke Hartman, vice president of enrollment at Ea ...More

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CJP graduate Emmanuel Bombande, founder of WANEP, appointed to key United Nations post in West Africa

A Center for Justice and Peacebuilding graduate from Ghana who co-founded an influential peacebuilding network in West Africa will continue his leadership in the region through a new position with the United Nations. In October, Emmanuel Bombande, who earned a master’s in conf ...More

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Grad student — at EMU to study restorative justice and civic engagement — wins humanitarian award for recent activism

Darsheel Kaur, a first-year graduate student at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), has been awarded a Youth Humanitarian Award by the Greater Dayton, Ohio chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She was among ...More

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‘Justice in the Margins’: Professors Carl Stauffer and Johonna Turner to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Carl Stauffer and Dr. Johonna Turner of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University will address “Justice from the Margins” at Bridgewater College on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. ...More

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‘No better place’: Nepali judges explore restorative justice with EMU experts and Harrisonburg community practitioners

Six experts who are developing curriculum to train Nepali judges and law enforcement officials in restorative justice practices came to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on a week-long trip to the United States. During a three-day visit to Harrisonburg, the judges and officials of Nepal’s National Judicial Academy (NJA) in Kathmandu engaged with communit ...More

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Playwright and teacher Sheri Bailey, an advocate for racial healing and dialogue, brings next Writers Read installment

“A great forum for people with radically different perspectives to have a reasonable discussion” – that’s how playwright Sheri Bailey characterizes one of her most popular plays, “Abolitionists’ Museum,” in which wax figures, including Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, come alive to debate the symbolism and presence of the Confederate flag. ...More

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Where do I study peace and justice? Peacecolleges.com offers updated info on programs in the U.S. and Canada

Forty-three institutions are described in the updated, online “College Guide to Peace Studies Programs,” a listing of American and Canadian colleges and universities that offer degrees in which the study of peace is oriented toward understanding the psychological and socio-economic roots of harmful conflict. For years, it has been easy to f ...More

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Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program announces more than $900,000 in new grant funding

Two recent grant awards will support continued growth of the Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program (WPLP) at Eastern Mennonite University. A nearly $900,000 grant was received from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya and East Africa will allow 16 participants to enroll ...More

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Former attorney general says ‘tough on crime’ failed: now he’s working to reduce incarceration rates

Mark Earley regrets some of his criminal justice decisions from his time as a state senator and attorney general of Virginia. “I feel like I’m spending the second half of my life making up for the first half,” Earley told more than 120 people gathered Tuesday at Eastern Mennonite Seminary for a presentation on mass incarceration. ...More