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Regional peacebuilders learn and practice new skills at one-day event modeled after Summer Peacebuilding Institute

In the opening ceremony at this month’s SPI Community Day, each participant made an introduction and shared hopes and dreams. One military veteran came to Eastern Mennonite University to “learn ... read more about Regional peacebuilders learn and practice new skills at one-day event modeled after Summer Peacebuilding Institute

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

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

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Graphic designer and marketing expert Kristen Opalinski turns her expertise to explorations of faith and social justice

Kristen Opalinski is a woman on the go. Even as she hustled to complete a multimedia project during an intensive two-week media course at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, the graphic ... read more about Graphic designer and marketing expert Kristen Opalinski turns her expertise to explorations of faith and social justice

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Undergraduate students work, share, learn with peacebuilders from around the world at summer institute

This summer, four Eastern Mennonite University undergraduate students worked at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, spending six weeks acting as hosts and ambassadors for approximately 145 international visitors. They were often ... read more about Undergraduate students work, share, learn with peacebuilders from around the world at summer institute

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Lassana Kanneh, a former child soldier in Liberia’s civil war, shares his story to help heal himself and others

Lassana Kanneh is healing. In 1999, along with more than 20,000 Liberian children, 11-year-old Lassana became a soldier. He was kidnapped and forced to use drugs and alcohol, destroy property, ... read more about Lassana Kanneh, a former child soldier in Liberia’s civil war, shares his story to help heal himself and others