The keynote speech at a conference last December in the The Hague, the Netherlands, came from an unlikely pair of peacebuilders from the Phillipines. Deng Giguiento, a longtime peace trainer in the NGO sector and Gen. Raymundo Ferrer described how they’d slowly built trust across the ideological gulf that usually separates peace workers and soldiers, and then went on to collaborate on various ...More
Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Adila Wahdat’s love of art and travel will soon take her to an unexpected destination: Antarctica.
A digital media major from Kabul, Afghanistan, Wahdat was selected to take part in the 2016 International Antarctic Expedition with the 2041 Foundation, an organization dedicate ...More
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 how to use my leadership skills to benefit my community.”
Others asked to create cooperation through difference, to ...More
As an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, Mark Strandquist began the “Windows from Prison” project that continues today. He asks incarcerated men, women, and teens to respond to the following question: “If you could have a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?”
Author and speaker Peter Block headlines a list of notable speakers for “Leading into the Common Good: An Anabaptist Perspective,” a conference for practitioners, scholars and students April 7-9, 2016, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Block, a well-known expert on organizational dev ...More
Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding has been invited to partner with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in a new initiative aimed at truth, racial healing and transformation in the United States.
The goal of the multi-y ...More
Tammy Krause, a 1999 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), has been selected for the center’s Alumni Award for Outstanding Service.
Krause, a resident of Harrisonburg, Virginia, has worked on federal capital cases throughout the United States for the past 19 years. Her involvement in the legal prof ...More
Doreen Ruto Jemutai, MA ’06, an integral supporter and partner of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.
Doreen’s peacebuilding work, anchored in her native Kenya, spanned multiple countries in Africa, as well as the United S ...More
Ruth Nalyanya works at a university in Kenya where ethnic conflicts regularly spilled over into campus life. She decided to address this negative pattern by conducting training sessions about acceptance and diversity. Then she started a Peace Club, followed by a Peace Choir and a Peace Band, and she brought in a variety of speakers. Her work eventually prompted the university to change the byla ...More
When freelance legal affairs journalist Mark Obbie wrote a six-part series on crime victims for Slate in 2015, he made sure to include Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and co-director o ...More