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Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival

June 15-18, 2023 at Eastern Mennonite University

Join us! The 3rd Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival brings together Mennonite practitioners, artists and theologians from around the world to learn, share and discuss their work for peace. We are excited to invite people to Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, to participate and share in this global journey. 

A call for papers and workshops, artistic performances, and exhibits will be sent out soon. Begin to think about how you will share about your work and witness toward peace in our world.

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“Coming Together: the Journey of Faith and Peace”

Call for Proposals and Submissions

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The first two Global Mennonite Peacebuilding (GMP) Conference and Festivals have demonstrated how valuable it is to come together, connect, build relationships, learn, and share perspectives with regards to our work and witness toward peace in our world. The pandemic has only accentuated how important this connection is! It is important to have an opportunity to share about our work, experiences, and our struggles, while also exploring ways in which we can (must!) continue to reflect on our ongoing work towards peace in a world that continues to be in desperate need of it

For this reason, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Eastern Mennonite University from 15-18 June, 2023 for the third Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival (GMP II). Our hope is to strengthen our relationships; build and continue to cultivate our networks; and create an opportunity to nourish and strengthen our respective work towards peace, whether it be on the streets and communities, in our policies, in the academy, or in our churches

Our theme for the GMP III will be "Coming Together: the Journey of Faith and Peace.” And we would like to invite proposals for this time together. We would welcome paper proposals, workshop proposals, and/or art installation or music submissions that we could also include. Possible topics might include:

  • The faith and journey toward peace; 
  • Peace and Faith, or Faith built on Peace; 
  • Peace and difference; or Peace across differences; 
  • Peacebuilding and Community; 
  • Relationship between Peace and Church; 
  • Peacebuilding and vocation; 
  • The economics of peace; or peace confronting economic injustice; 
  • Peace amidst polarization; 
  • Peacebuilding and Empire (or in the midst of Empire); 
  • Whose Peace? 
  • Decolonization and Peace (or decolonizing peacebuilding and peace theology); 
  • Peace and politics or the Politics of Peace; 
  • Reflecting on Peacebuilding Initiatives; 
  • Trauma and healing; 
  • Thinking anew about Conscientious Objection and militarism; 
  • Peace, Peacebuilding, and Racism; 
  • Confronting white supremacy and other forms of supremacist logic; 
  • Gender justice and peace; 
  • Climate and Environmental justice; 
  • Arts and artistic approaches to peace; 
  • Ecumenical and interfaith approaches to peace; 
  • Education, research, and the pursuit of peace; 
  • Historic case studies; 
  • Peace theology and ethics;

Or propose other topics and ideas! This list should be viewed as exhaustive but rather as a starting for reflection. 

The deadline for submissions will be Nov. 30, 2022

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