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Mennonite education provided to Afghan-American Muslim woman leads her to key roles in world peacebuilding

The culturally mixed background of the Afghan-American Muslim keynote speaker fit well with the diverse attendees from 21 countries at the first “Frontier Luncheon” during the six-week Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Palwasha L. Kakar told the audience of about 100 that her religious faith underpins all her efforts to empower wom ...More

Lisa Schrich

EMU Professor Urges Shift in Iraqi, Afghan Strategy

The United States needs to invest more in development and diplomacy to address root causes of insecurity worldwide. And in Iraq, Afghanistan and other global hot spots, local residents must be empowered to build peace and security from the grass roots. That’s according to Dr. Lisa Schirch, an Eastern Mennonite University professor who has spent con ...More

A Wanderer for Peace: Glen Lapp Mourned in Lancaster

1991 EMU graduate Glen Lapp (photo from Lancaster Online) About 150 friends and family members turned out Saturday night, Aug. 14, to honor the memory of Glen Lapp, the aid worker from Lanc ...More

EMU Grad Murdered In Afghanistan: Among 10 Humanitarians Killed Friday

By Jeremy Hunt, Daily News-Record When Lisa Schirch was in Afghanistan a few weeks ago, she turned to a friend and fellow Mennonite to show her around the war-torn capital, Kabul. ...More

EMU Grieves Graduate Killed While Working in Afghanistan (Updated 8/12/10)

Glen Lapp in Afghanistan (photo courtesy of Lisa Schirch) Updated August 12, 2010 Jump to memorial service information An EMU graduate working for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Afghanis ...More

Latest ‘Peacebuilder’ Magazine Focuses on Lessons from Afghanistan and Pakistan

The spring/summer issue of Peacebuilder focuses on the 50 or so people based in Afghanistan and Pakistan who have come through the doors of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in the last 15 years and the lessons they have learned and shared. Read more… ...More

God’s Security Strategy: commentary by Lisa Schirch in November issue of Sojourners

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