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March 22 Play Explores Peace and Justice Themes

Ted & Company TheaterWorks and the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University will present “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 22 in Lehman Auditorium at EMU. Ted Swartz (l.) and Trent Wagler in a scene ...More

Students Gather Tools for ‘Backyard Peacebuilding’

Peace Conference keynote speaker Nicholas Detweiler-Stoddard (Photo by David Kreider) When 60 students were asked to name problems they want solved, answers included environmental, immigration and criminal justice reform an ...More

Students Host Intercollegiate Peace Conference

Some 60-70 students from five Anabaptist-related colleges are expected to converge at EMU for the annual student-run Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference. This year’s gathering will focus on the theme, “Backyard Peacebuilding – Cultivating Peace in Our Neighborhoods.” Keynote speaker ...More

Student-Run Peacebuilding Conference Scheduled for February

The annual student-run peacebuilding conference for all Anabaptist colleges is coming to EMU soon! Our students are hosting the 2010 event, which will focus on ‘Backyard Peacebuilding – Cultivating Peace in our Neighborhoods.’ Read more… ...More

Students Wrap Up Some Yule Cheer

Some 36 needy area children should have a brighter Christmas, thanks to efforts of a group of EMU students. The EMU campus community responded to an annual appeal from the department of applied social sciences to purchase gifts with $985 in contributions. ...More

Peacebuilder alumna tells her story at EMU

Leymah Gbowee, a 2007 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (photo by Jon Styer) Her name is Leymah Gbowee, a 2007 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Pea ...More

Sleeping in Solidarity on the Hill

Sarah Harder, Weather Vane student newspaper On Tuesday nights, a small group of students gather on EMU’s hill to take part in “prayerfully sleeping” on the hill, which is a branch of peacekeepers. The group generally has a discussion about an issue related to a specific country or conflict with a focus on refugees. “We take ...More

Renowned peacebuilder and EMU alumna back on campus

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a gripping film account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for the African nation of Liberia, will be shown 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in Lehman Auditorium. Their leader, Leymah Gbowee, who organ ...More

EMU alumna Laura Cattell receives top peace award

A 2009 graduate has received top honors in the bi-national C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. Laura C. Cattell Laura C. Cattell, an environmental science and justi ...More

Drawing Trees: reflections on STAR 2009

This week I participated in STAR, or Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, a workshop offered by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). I was familiar with STAR, and I was eager to learn more about trauma and its physical, emotional, and spiritual effects and its linkages to violence. ...More