EMU’s Conflict Transformation Program will hold its annual open house 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Martin Chapel and the adjacent reception area of the seminary building.
The event will open at 11 a.m. with multi-media presentations and music.
The day will continue with a Middle Eastern lunch at 12:30 p.m. Several of the CTP student-cooks will be observing Ramadan and thus deserve special thanks for their hospitable efforts to offer guests food that they themselves cannot eat until after sundown.
There is no charge for the meal, but donations are welcome. Persons planning to attend should call Bonnie Price Lofton at 432-4234 to help determine how much food should be prepared.
After lunch, CTP students will tell their stories on conflict and peacebuilding in informal group settings between 2-4 p.m.
Visitors are invited to remain on campus following the open house to see a provocative dramatic production on the theme of war, “Bury the Dead” by Irwin Shaw, performed by EMU’s theater department at 7:30 p.m. in Lehman Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Ms. Lofton noted that a special celebration is being planned for June 3-5, 2005 to mark the 10th anniverary of the start of the MA in Conflict Transformation Program.