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Watch EMU Alum Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna Leymah Gbowee is one of three women jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and will receive the award on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony begins at 7 a.m. EST. Gbow ...More

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EMU Alum to Head Reconciliation Efforts in Liberia

When Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize she expressed a desire to “promote peace and reconciliation” in her home country of Liberia. She now has that opportunity since Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf named her the head of the National Peace and Reconci ...More

EMU Alum Leymah Gbowee on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Video: EMU Alum Leymah Gbowee on The Daily Show

By Sheldon C. Good, Mennonite Weekly Review Jon Stewart interviewed Leymah Gbowee of Liberia on The Daily Show on Nov. 14. The two-part video is available below. Gbowee is one of three women jointly ...More

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Can Restorative Justice Improve Prison Statistics for African Americans?

Article by Rebecca M. Stone – Women News Network – WNN Opinion CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Darryl is a 12-year-old African American boy whose mother, Ariel, is a single parent. Ariel left high school after becoming pregnant with Darryl and has struggled to find anything but minimum w ...More

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Nobel Prize Winner Connected to Peace-Church Tradition

One of the three women receiving the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee, is closely connected with the “peace-church tradition” of the Mennonites. Gbowee, who shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and ...More

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EMU Alum Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna Leymah Gbowee is one of three women jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Oct. 7. She shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Si ...More

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WVPT to Broadcast “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and WVPT-TV are co-sponsoring a special public screening of the documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of EMU. Following the screening, ...More

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EMU Grieves Peacebuilder’s Death in Kenya

HARRISONBURG, VA. – Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, a former student and instructor in the Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Summer Peacebuilding Institute, died Thursday, July 14, in Nairobi, Kenya, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 46. Abdi was a student at the peacebuilding institute in 1998 and 2009 and an instructor during the 2011 Summer Peacebuilding Institute. ...More

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Goldberg, Helbert Named Co-Directors of EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Beginning July 1, 2011, Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) annual Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) gained two new directors, both of whom hold graduate degrees in conflict transformation – William (Bill) Goldberg,  MA ’01, and Valerie Helbert, MA ’08. Goldberg and Helbert are veteran employees of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, under which SPI operates. Goldberg ...More

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Disney Unveils “Women, War & Peace” Documentary

Filmmaker Abigail Disney says she learned “to look at war through women’s eyes,” as a result of visiting Liberia in 2006 and meeting Leymah Gbowee, who now holds a masters in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Gbowee was one of the leaders of a women’s movement that was instrumental in ending Liberia’s 14-year-long civil war in 2003. Gbowee ...More