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’3D Security’ Tackles Washington D.C.

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Redeeming the Power, Redeeming Ourselves

Peace building experiments at West Point and the grocery store By Lisa Schirch for The Mennonite Lisa Schirch is a professor of peacebuilding and program director of the 3D Security Initiative ...More

EMU Participates in Archbishop Tutu Visit

Visiting Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 21, Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu received a quilt made by two Mennonite sisters, literature on peace and justice by EMU and news about the role of EMU students and alumni in promoting peace and reconciliation around the world. R ...More

‘Hope For Peace Day’ Shares Vision

May 19 at EMU was set aside for hope. Nearly 200 people celebrated “Hope for Peace Day,” which brought 125 to campus to join Summer Peacebuilding Institute learners in Saturday workshops, forums, storytelling, youth activities, music, dance and fellowship — organized by the Center for Jus ...More

Panel to Focus on US Foreign Policy

The public is invited to attend an in-depth panel presentation on “US Foreign Policy and How It Affects Americans” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 10, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The presentation, sponsored by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP ...More

EMU Prof Launches 3D Security Initiative

Lisa Schirch The 3D Security Initiative based at EMU is attracting wide interest among national leaders who often don ...More

University ‘Thankful’ That Hostages Freed

Officials at Eastern Mennonite University welcomed the news that three members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) were freed by military soldiers in Iraq early Thursday morning, Mar. 23. “We thank God that U.S. and British military forces were able to find the hostages and move them to freedom without injuries to either Iraqis o ...More

EMU Celebrates Life/Work of Tom Fox

Lisa Schirch speaks at Tom’s memorial service Christian Peacemaker Team worker Tom Fox was eulogized in an on-campus memorial service Wednesday evening, Mar. 15, as an example of active love and ...More

Last in a Round of Bullets

By Lisa Schirch, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding Bullets travel in circles – one side fires, another side reciprocates. Tom Fox ...More

Campus Responds to Death of Peace Worker Tom Fox

News of the death of Tom Fox, 54, a Christian Peacemaking Team worker held hostage in Iraq, has been an especially difficult blow for those who knew him at Eastern Mennonite University. U.S. forces in Iraq recovered the body of kidnapped Christian Peacemaker Teams activist Tom Fox, CPT confirmed on Mar. 10. ...More