‘Paying for peace, not war’: Hospital chaplain who witnessed trauma redirects some tax dollars to the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s STAR program

For the past two years, Ruth Anne Friesen has re-directed a portion of her federal income tax payments to support the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program at ... read more about ‘Paying for peace, not war’: Hospital chaplain who witnessed trauma redirects some tax dollars to the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s STAR program

‘Conversations on Sexual Violence’ symposium aims to nurture community-building and resilience

A multi-year research project on domestic violence, under the direction of professor Carolyn Stauffer, will be highlighted in a community education symposium at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring. The ... read more about ‘Conversations on Sexual Violence’ symposium aims to nurture community-building and resilience

Practititioner-in-Residence David Myers shares 30 years experience in government, non-profit and pastoral leadership

David Myers last visited Eastern Mennonite University in 2014 for a one-day visit that included a seminary chapel presentation – “not a sermon,” he said at the time, “but a ... read more about Practititioner-in-Residence David Myers shares 30 years experience in government, non-profit and pastoral leadership

Summer seminar on slave narratives at Yale helps English professor on sabbatical delve into historic harms and trauma

During her sabbatical, Eastern Mennonite University English professor Marti Eads is studying how, in one author’s fiction, “the Civil War conflict reverberates in one Appalachian community even after most people ... read more about Summer seminar on slave narratives at Yale helps English professor on sabbatical delve into historic harms and trauma

After the tragic loss of her grandson, long-time victim advocate reflects on changing roles and restorative justice

When her 20-year-old grandson was murdered, long-time victim advocate Pamela Leonard, MA ’06 (conflict transformation), found herself suddenly in a new role. What she learned has strengthened her zeal for ... read more about After the tragic loss of her grandson, long-time victim advocate reflects on changing roles and restorative justice