Sumanto Al Qurtuby MA ’07, professor at King Fahd University, speaks on diversity in his native Indonesia

Sumanto Al Qurtuby MA '07 (conflict transformation), an Indonesian professor of cultural anthropology at King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, believes Indonesia's national motto of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, or Unity in Diversity, is an achievable endeavor and that the archipelago could serve as an example to the rest of the world. ... read more about Sumanto Al Qurtuby MA ’07, professor at King Fahd University, speaks on diversity in his native Indonesia from Jakarta Globe

How solar energy helps Mennonites with their mission of global relief

Jeff Heie MA '00 (conflict transformation), project coordinator for the Harrisonburg Gift & Thrift solar project, helps connect Mennonite values to solar energy in this article. The “Thrifty Solar Barn Raising” team was among 170 teams nationwide selected to compete in the US Department of Energy’s Solar In Your Community Challenge, a $5 million contest that supports “innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities.” ... read more about How solar energy helps Mennonites with their mission of global relief from Energy News

The Hechinger Report: Professor Kathy Evans identifies priorities of restorative justice in education movement

Why Restorative Justice is About More Than Reducing Suspensions:  The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, taps Professor Kathy Evans to comment on the restorative justice in education movement. .   ... read more about The Hechinger Report: Professor Kathy Evans identifies priorities of restorative justice in education movement from KQED/The Hechinger Report

Gwendolyn Myers GC ‘ 14 shares her peacebuilding journey for Modern Ghana

As a child, I dreamt of seeing an airplane—not even being in it—and regularly begged my father to take me to the airport to see one. These days, I fly to different regions of the world on speaking engagements as a peace and human rights advocate. The countries I have visited include the United States, Turkey, the Netherlands, Cambodia, South Africa and Rwanda, among others. I did not initially aspire to a career in peace, human rights and women and youth empowerment advocacy; I wanted to be a doctor and had successfully completed undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology at the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, an affiliate of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, in Monrovia, Liberia. Once I began getting involved in peace advocacy, witnessing the international community’s peace efforts in my country, I realised that disarming the fighters was just an aspect of peace; to achieve genuine peace requires reconciliation among the various groups, between young and old, the genders, etc. ... read more about Gwendolyn Myers GC ‘ 14 shares her peacebuilding journey for Modern Ghana from Modern Ghana