Annual Peacebuilder magazine highlights work in peace, justice and resilience by CJP and its alumni

Name any current major conflict in the world, domestic or international, and there is likely at least one graduate on location, employing the analysis and peacebuilding tools learned while studying at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). As of September 2018, some 638 individuals – including 79 Fulbright scholars – have received a graduate certificate and/or MA degree from CJP.

That influence is visible in the most recent issue of the annual Peacebuilder magazine, which highlights CJP’s programs: MA degree programs in conflict transformation and restorative justice, as well as Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program, and the Zehr Institute of Restorative Justice.

Alumni in action

  • Andrew Daniels MA ’16 combines his love of sports with peacebuilding in Belfast, Ireland, with the international nonprofit PeacePlayers.
  • Iris deLeon-Hartshorn MA ’05 talks about her longtime advocacy for racial and gender justice in Mennonite Church USA, where she is now associate executive director for operations.
  • Danny Salim MA ’17, who came to CJP as a Fulbright Scholar, practices his peacebuilding skills at the Arab-American Family Support Center, a wide-reaching multi-faceted organization in New York City.
  • Read more about CJP’s Peacebuilder of the Year, Annette Lantz-Simmons MA ’09, executive director of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Myanmar peace negotiator Ja Nan Lahtaw MA ’04 returns to Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) for coursework in facilitation taught by Professor Catherine Barnes.
  • The “Sopa Sol” duo of Daryl Snider MA ’12 and Frances Crowhill Miller GC ’11 combined their STAR training backgrounds with musical performance, creating unique opportunities to connect through the arts with audiences in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

CJP news and additional articles

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Learn more about new students in the MA program and CJP 2017-18 highlights by viewing the digital issue.

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