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Gbowee Carries Olympic Flag at Ceremony

Leymah Gbowee, one of three recipients jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, carried in the Olympic flag with seven other humanitarians during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. “It was an amazing experience and honor to join ath ...More

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A Justice System at its Best

Courtesy Peacebuilder, Des Moines Register In March of 1994, in my former role as Bureau Chief in the Criminal Bureau of the Polk County (Iowa) attorney’s office, I read a troubling police report.  A few days earlier, members of the Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Des Moines awoke to find neo-Nazi graffiti scrawled on the side of their synagogue. There were no immediate suspects b ...More

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Unique, Practical Peacebuilding Program Accepting Applications

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, (MA ’07) calls Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) home. Make it your home, too: Join us this fall and become a part a transformative, internationally-known graduate program in conflict transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at EMU. Our students have the opportunity to learn in ...More

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Writing with Fire

Courtesy Daily News Record, Feb. 7, 2012 A scroll through David Kreider’s website is like a trip around the world: guest book entries from the Netherlands and France to Vermont and California. His artwork depicts faces from places as far off as the Middle East or Africa, and landscapes from New Zealand to the Blue Ridge Mountains. His personal journey has led him fr ...More

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Nobel Laureate Helps Spark Women’s Program at EMU

In her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on Dec. 10, 2011, Leymah Gbowee called on women around the world “to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph, our despair into determination and our fear into fortitude.” Gb ...More

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EMU President Makes Nobel Trip

Article courtesy Daily News Record, Dec. 9, 2011 Eastern Mennonite University alumna Leymah Gbowee will be joined by family, friends and university President Loren Swartzendruber in Oslo this weekend as she accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Gbowee created the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement, working to end the rape and other violence that erupted during the s ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

Will there be room for peace in the White House?

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‘Patchwork of Peace’ Stained Glass Gift from CJP Class of 2006

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Will Peace License Plate See Daylight?

If you notice and enjoy seeing peace-doves on Virginia license plates in the coming year, you can thank Christine Poulson, a 1998 masters degree graduate of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU. Read more… ...More