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    Peace-trained alumni in Liberia and Sierra Leone tap local resilience and resourcefulness in curbing Ebola

    January 21st, 2015

    Ebola is frightening – terrifying even – but bowing to the fear that Ebola can produce invites additional unrest and cultural destruction in societies already reeling from recent civil wars. Instead, a lasting solution will emerge from tapping the resilience and resourcefulness of the people themselves. These are the messages being spread by alumni of …More

  • Summer Peacebuilding Institute-Session 1

    Alumni couple are movers and shakers in Southern India

    January 2nd, 2015

    [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 Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University has its own version of a “power couple” – but the two truly represent “power for suffering people.” The man …More

  • South Sudan USAID training (Babu)

    South Sudanese trainings under USAID highlight importance of trauma awareness, resilience, in conflict zones

    October 2nd, 2014

    Nearly 100 people in South Sudan, all employees of the U.S. government, recently benefited from intensive trauma awareness and resilience trainings facilitated by Eastern Mennonite University. The USAID-sponsored workshops in July and August introduced the approaches used by EMU’s Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) for addressing trauma, breaking cycles of violence, and building …More

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    EMU peacebuilding programs recognized by Virginia Living magazine

    September 12th, 2014

    In a “State of Education” supplement published with its October 2014 issue, Virginia Living magazine listed Eastern Mennonite University among its picks for the top colleges and high schools in the state. The magazine mentioned several graduate peacebuilding programs offered by EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and grouped EMU with 11 other four-year universities …More

  • Khadija Ali (1)

    EMU’s link to the president of Somalia traced to the efforts of one female graduate student, now holding a PhD

    August 27th, 2014

    The trail of the president of Somalia to Eastern Mennonite University goes back 14 years to Khadija Ossoble Ali. In 2000, when Ali was a graduate student in conflict transformation at EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, she encouraged a family friend, now-president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, to take courses on building peace at EMU. Mohamud …More

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