The way people talk about wounding and healing has changed over time from a language of suffering to a language of medicine. For example, in the past, depression was thought of as a “loss of meaning,” but it is now considered a “chemical imbalance.”
Nancy Johnston, a nursing professor at York University in Toronto, Canada, described this shift in thinking in a recent ...More
If true peace is to be achieved, peacebuilders must step beyond theory and into tangible arenas of injustice or conflict. That belief is why Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding graduate program offers both short- and long-term practice opportunities for students. One recent opportunity was attendance at a three-day lob ...More
The first leg of her journey toward directing Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) began in 2001 when Katie Mansfield, then a divisional vice president of Goldman Sachs, lived through the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.
Subsequent legs in her journey:
• Three years with Mennonite Central Com ...More
Global climate change and human conflict are two different problems, dealt with by different groups, right?
In fact, the United States military combats terrorism and climate change. Both are huge threats to national security.
In this week’s Suter Science Seminar on the Eastern Mennonite University campus, professor ...More
From an inaugural graduating class of seven students to 467 for the class of 2014, Eastern Mennonite University is not the same school it was a century ago. Plans for the school’s centennial celebration, which begins in fall 2017, are already in motion.
After some delay, EMU’s centennial steering committee met last week to choose a theme for the celebrations, which will last ...More
After spending the summer thousands of miles from her native Liberia and watching nervously from afar as Ebola swept through her country, sophomore Winifred Gray-Johnson wanted to take action when she returned to the Eastern Mennonite University campus.
She never imagined that desire, born from hours of long-distance conversation with her family members and prayer over the sufferings of ...More
[Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Peacebuilder magazine.]
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, move over. Ditto for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The Ce ...More
In his book, I Shall Not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish traces his journey from an impoverished childhood in the Gaza Strip to medical school in Egypt and eventually, in face of enormous barriers, to become the first Palestinian doctor on the staff of an Israeli hospital. The book also describes his commitment to peacebuilding in Gaza, Israel and beyond – a commitment that was improbably d ...More
More than 9,000 people are expected to flow through the Harrisonburg International Festival this Saturday (09/27/14) swaying to music from a half-dozen areas of the world, partaking of food from multi-cultures, perusing international crafts, wearing or viewing national costumes, and making unity flags at a booth staffed by ...More
In a 2014 bi-national peace oratorical contest, Eastern Mennonite University student Seth Stauffer won second place in a speech that questioned one of the policies of the contest’s sponsor, Mennonite Central Committee.
The policy has to do with how people working with MCC talk about t ...More