Tag Archives: Beyond September 11th

Six Things to Grieve on 9/11 Anniversary

In Six Things to Grieve on 9/11 Anniversary (EMU News), Lisa Schirch lists the following six items to grieve on the recent 10th anniversary of 9/11: The U.S. response to 9/11 has cost thousands more people their lives The global economic crisis is in part due to the U.S. response to 9/11 The U.S. is still on ...More

Assessing our early responses to 9/11

Sometimes one wishes that our experts in peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) had called it wrong. One wishes that they had been mistaken in believing that a large-scale U.S.-initiated military response to the tragedy of September 11, 2011, would have serious global repercussions, worsening the destructive impact of the 9/11 attack rather than easing ...More

Sharing an anniversary with 9/11

STAR was born from the ashes of 9/11. Who can forget the haunting images of that September day, the sky balmy, the smoke rising? Soon after, Church World Service asked Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) to design a trauma training program for civil society leaders of all faiths whose communities, in ...More

Transforming Enmity: The legacy of 9/11

Inescapably, September 11, 2001 surfaced a question brewing under the surface of my faith and profession: How do we transform enmity? The faith I embrace and the nonviolent conflict transformation I commit to professionally rise from the life and teachings of Jesus, who measures love in the paradoxical quality of how we respond to those ...More