Eastern Mennonite University

Support Peacebuilding Around the World

People around the world are working – some quietly and some not so quietly – for peace in their communities. Those with a real desire to make a difference come to EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding to obtain their Master’s Degree in the hope that they can gain the knowledge and leadership skills to change the course of events back home.

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee, CJP alum

One such person was Leymah Gbowee, who was recognized as a natural leader and was tapped by the women of Liberia to lead their movement for peace in 2003. She and her women were successful in bringing the warring parties to the peace table and in getting them to come to agreement to end the war.

After this success, Leymah realized that she wanted to do more to help other women in Africa. She realized that she needed knowledge of the dynamics of war and trauma and an understanding of the theories of justice and peacebuilding in order to provide counsel and leadership to others. She credits the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding for giving her this knowledge and understanding and for expanding her horizons beyond Liberia to all of Africa.

Give the gift of peace!

You can help us nurture and develop leaders like Leymah by supporting the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s Annual Fund. Give the gift of peace! Support developing peace leaders!

For online contributions, please select “Center for Justice and Peacebuilding” in the “Apply Towards” drop-down menu. If this is a gift to someone else, we will send you a lovely gift card so that you can let them know of your gift. Just indicate the number of gift cards needed in the “Comments” field of the online giving form.

You may also mail donations to the address below. Be sure to note your interest in supporting developing peace leaders.

Support Peace Leaders
EMU Office of Development
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802