In a new approach to promoting peaceful communities, graduate students at Eastern Mennonite University are leading conversation around an award-winning documentary about people who collaborated to paint massive murals in Philadelphia.
A unique twist to the documentary, Concrete, Steel and Paint, is that the painters include men incarcerated in a maximum-security prison as well as ...More
Lisa Schirch, PhD, director of human security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a former Fulbright fellow in East and West Africa, will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 ...More
More than 100 members of the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN), the state’s largest professional association for mediators and mediation scholars, gathered on campus for a September 28-29 conference co-hosted by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University.
Sun, unblemished beaches, friendly islanders who like to dance in grass skirts, slow pace of life. A great place to be a tourist. These images dominate the Western media in reference to the South Pacific.
“At once a sanctuary and playground, our magical resort [in Fiji] offers blissful reverie to those who seek intimate peace and quiet, or spirited adventure for thrill seekers,” read ...More
Jean Claude Nkundwa came to the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University with a desire to help his country address its history of violence. Most people in the United States, when they hear about Tutsis and Hutus, think about the genocide in Rwanda, but genocide also occurred in neighboring Burundi and greatly impacted Jean ...More
Howard Zehr, widely known as the “grandfather of restorative justice,” will step aside from his teaching role at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) after the spring 2013 semester and begin co-leading the newly established Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice.
The leaders of EMU’ ...More
How do Anabaptists do mission in a world with an “occupy” mentality?
Young Anabaptist scholars will gather at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) April 13-14 to discuss this at a conference titled, “#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s mission.”
Brian Gumm and Aaron Kauffman, both in their final year at EMS, are organizin ...More
In just three years, Josh Bacon has mobilized some 50 administrators and staff members in nearly a dozen departments sprawled across the 665-acre campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to embrace restorative justice practices when dealing with each other and with students.
Bacon says it is not a difficult “sell.” On ...More