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Where do I study peace and justice? Peacecolleges.com offers updated info on programs in the U.S. and Canada

Forty-three institutions are described in the updated, online “College Guide to Peace Studies Programs,” a listing of American and Canadian colleges and universities that offer degrees in which the study of peace is oriented toward understanding the psychological and socio-economic roots of harmful conflict. For years, it has been easy to f ...More

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Special issue of Peacebuilder features 12 international peacebuilding institutions led by EMU-linked leaders

How can the peacebuilding philosophy shared and taught at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) become more globally recognized? How can CJP expand its impact in the world? These simple, yet profound questions asked by ...More

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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

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Extra innings needed to fix Suter Center for all purposes

When editor-in-chief Bonnie Price Lofton invited me to comment on the status of the Suter Science Campaign exactly one year ago, I opted for the venerable baseball metaphor – “we are rounding third base and heading for home!” At that time, we needed to raise $1.6 million in new commitments to reach our goal of $7 million. ...More

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Peacecolleges.com addresses need for information on where to study peace, with justice

For years it has been easy to find law schools and nursing schools in North America, but not so easy to locate schools specializing in the study of conflict and peacebuilding. This has changed, with the advent of “The College Guide to Peace Studies Programs.” Found at www.peacecolleges.com, the guide ...More

Campus Community’s Prayerful Response to the Conflict in Gaza

Prompted by the recent violence in Gaza – which claimed the lives of more than 1,300 Palestinians as well as 13 Israelis – EMU’s student-run Peace Fellowship has planned a panel discussion and community prayer service. Read more… ...More

‘Crossroads’ Alumni Magazine Wins CASE Award

EMU’s Crossroads magazine won a major award this year from the southeast district of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Competing agains ...More

Peacebuilder Magazine

Read the summer edition of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s official magazine. This issue focuses on change and transition. Read more… ...More

Average Student Becomes Stellar Alumnus

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CTP Program Plans Open House

EMU’s Conflict Transformation Program will hold its annual open house 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Martin Chapel and the adjacent reception area of the seminary building. The event will open at 11 a.m. with multi-media presentations and music. The day will continue with a Middle Eastern lunch at 12:30 p.m. Several of the CTP stude ...More