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STAR Marks 10 Years of Trauma Healing

Hurt people hurt people. For 10 years, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience — the STAR program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) – has been helping to break that cycle. A February celebration at EMU marked a decade for this program that emerged at EMU’s Center for Justice a ...More

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Young Anabaptists Consider Mission in an “Occupied” World

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

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Unique, Practical Peacebuilding Program Accepting Applications

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, (MA ’07) calls Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) home. Make it your home, too: Join us this fall and become a part a transformative, internationally-known graduate program in conflict transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at EMU. Our students have the opportunity to learn in ...More

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Writing with Fire

Courtesy Daily News Record, Feb. 7, 2012 A scroll through David Kreider’s website is like a trip around the world: guest book entries from the Netherlands and France to Vermont and California. His artwork depicts faces from places as far off as the Middle East or Africa, and landscapes from New Zealand to the Blue Ridge Mountains. His personal journey has led him fr ...More

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Disney Heir to Speak at Commencement

Her ties to the first family of entertainment are strong but this Disney focuses on brave women in peacebuilding rather than cartoons and children’s films. Abigail Disney, a philanthropist, scholar and award-winning filmmaker, will give the annual commencement address at Eastern Mennon ...More

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EMU President Makes Nobel Trip

Article courtesy Daily News Record, Dec. 9, 2011 Eastern Mennonite University alumna Leymah Gbowee will be joined by family, friends and university President Loren Swartzendruber in Oslo this weekend as she accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Gbowee created the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement, working to end the rape and other violence that erupted during the s ...More

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Laying Down the Law at Harvard

Graduating with a liberal arts degree and a minor in pre-law from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2010, Karissa Sauder wanted to challenge herself in the legal field but maintain a foundation of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. She found that unique blend at Harvard. ...More

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Restorative Justice Forefront of Online Course

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University will offer an online course that will explore the principles, values and challenges of restorative justice. “Restorative justice has come an incredible distance since the 1970s,” said Howard Zehr, co- ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

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Nobel Prize Winner Connected to Peace-Church Tradition

One of the three women receiving the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee, is closely connected with the “peace-church tradition” of the Mennonites. Gbowee, who shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and ...More