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New STAR Course Looks to Heal the Past

A program born out of the Sept. 11 tragedy, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), in partnership with Coming to the Table, will offer a one-time seminar designed to heal the past. “Healing Historical Harms (HHH),” will be taught 8:30 a.m. ...More

CNN Coverage of ‘Coming to the Table’ Nets International Attention

CNN’s May 20, 2010 coverage of the EMU/CJP project Coming to the Table has drawn national attention to a groundbreaking program centered around peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the legacy of slavery. The CNN feature highlights the budding connection between family members Betty and Phoebe Kilby. ...More

From CNN: When Kin of Slaves and Owner Meet

Betty (left) and Phoebe Kilby, descendants of slaves and slave owners, connected in 2007 and are part of Coming to the Table, an EMU/CJP program devoted to healing the wounds of slavery and its aftermath. ...More

Forum Held on Race Relations Meeting at the Table

When David Works traced his family roots back to Thomas Jefferson, he learned that some of his relatives were descendants of slaves. Works, who is white, learned that he has black cousins, and he wanted to meet them. That sent him and his family on a years-long journey of mending race relations. ...More

JFP Person of the Day: Amy Czajkowski

Amy Czajkowski, program director of Coming To the Table Amy Czajkowski‘s experiences as a facilitator in peacebuilding goes beyond countries devastated by war. As ...More

‘Coming to the Table’ program awarded $845,000 in funds

EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) has received funding from the Kellogg Foundation and the Fetzer Institute to further its work with the “Coming to the Table” program (CTTT). The Kellogg Foundation and the Fetzer Institute collaborated to provide the $845,000 in funds. Kellogg contributed a two-ye ...More

EMU ‘Prayer Basket’ Heading to Russia

Brenda Fairweather wanted to respond in some way to a hostage crisis in Russia in which more than 300 civilians eventually lost their lives. On Sept. 1, 2004, terrorists linked to the Chechen independence struggle took more than 1,200 people hostage in a school in the town of Beslan. Shootings and bombings on the fina ...More

EMU, Somaliland University Hope Exchange Program Fosters Peace

By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record Somaliland lies within the physical borders of Somalia, but declared its independence from the nation in 1991 due to broad civil unrest in the rest of the country. EMU and a university in the African nation of Somalia are col ...More

Micah Inspires Visions for EMU’s Future

Students may grow cafeteria produce on a campus farm. Jews, Muslims and Christians may nurture interfaith understanding via an Abrahamic traditions studies center. These proposals come from a smorgasbord of about 30 submitted by EMU students, faculty, staff and friends at the invitation of an ad-hoc "Micah Think Tank." Each of these visions, unveiled at a March 23-24 ...More