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Desire to address, heal, traumatic legacy of U.S. slavery sparks growth in Coming to the Table group

Sessions at Coming to the Table are rarely easy. Despite the time separating current Americans from the era of legal slavery in the United States, the wounds of racial injustice remain fresh for the descendants of slaves, especially in the face of ignorance or denial of these wounds. At the 2014 annual meeting of Coming to the Tab ...More

Racquelia and Phoebe Kilby

Race Relations is Focus at Hyattsville Church

An event billed as “a frank discussion of race relations in the United States” will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Hyattsville Mennonite Church, 4217 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, Md. The program, co-sponsored by the Hyattsville congregation and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University, will bring together Phoebe Kilby, a descendant ...More

From CNN: When Kin of Slaves and Owner Meet

Betty (left) and Phoebe Kilby, descendants of slaves and slave owners, connected in 2007 and are part of Coming to the Table, an EMU/CJP program devoted to healing the wounds of slavery and its aftermath. ...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

Special Event to Spotlight SPI at EMU

An Eastern Mennonite University program that has gained a wide reputation for training persons for global peacemaking may be lesser known right in its own back yard. “Hope for Peace Day,” a day-long event aimed at providing firsthand exposure to the multi-pronged Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) program – especially it ...More