As peace and justice studies educators from around the country converge on James Madison University for the Oct. 15-17 Peace and Justice Studies Conference, a large contingent of faculty and alumni of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) are in final preparations. Professor Catherine Barn ...More
A Mennonite congregation is going through a restructuring process. Its members sense that the 20- and 30-somethings in its community desire a different model for congregational life, but they donât have a clear plan or vision to make the change. What is the next step?
The answer: Cooperative by Design (CBD), which describes itself as â ...More
Eastern Mennonite Universityâs Homecoming and Family Weekend âCelebrating People, Places, and Programsâ on Oct. 9-11 has something for every Royal, future Royal or Royals fan.
Highlights include musical performances, sporting events to spectate or participate in, departmental breakfasts and intellectual events, and the traditional community seasonal dinner on Saturday night followe ...More
The Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University, which has emerged since 1994 as a global leader in the training of peacebuilders and social justice advocates, returns next summer for its 22nd season with several programmatic changes.
Five- and seven-day classes, hybrid online learning options, training tracks on specific intere ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) may soon be hosting a cohort of teachers from Kosovo in the masterâs of education program. The university is now engaged in a 10-year agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo to âexplore collaborative educational initiatives in Kosovo, the Balkans region and the United ...More
With more than 70 percent of prisoners in Bangladeshâs overcrowded prisons awaiting trial, a variety of constituents are advocating for restorative justice initiatives to help lessen the court dockets and return many innocent people to their families.
M. Asadullah (Asad), MA â11, and ...More
Many on the Eastern Mennonite University campus are anticipating the Sept. 17-18 visit of Chilean-American writer Majorie AgosĂn. A professor of Latin American studies and Spanish language at Wellesley College, AgosĂn will share poetry, art, conversation and personal history with the campus community and with select groups of faculty and students, including graduate students from ...More
Boris Ozuna, the new director of Harrisonburg’s International Festival, got his first taste of community organizing as a child in Sincelejo, Colombia. His mother was involved in justice work with the group that would become Sembrandopaz, a regional peacebuilding and human developmen ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty to the ranks for the 2015-16 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost; Michael King, vice president and seminary dean; Deirdre Sme ...More
New faculty members Johonna Turner and Tim Seidel bring strong ties to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), and to Mennonite peacebuilding organizations, as well as a variety of practice, theory, teaching and research experience.
Turner, an assistant professor of re ...More