Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding has been invited to partner with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in a new initiative aimed at truth, racial healing and transformation in the United States.
The goal of the multi-y ...More
Sessions at Coming to the Table are rarely easy. Despite the time separating current Americans from the era of legal slavery in the United States, the wounds of racial injustice remain fresh for the descendants of slaves, especially in the face of ignorance or denial of these wounds.
At the 2014 annual meeting of Coming to the Tab ...More
Gather at the Table, a book about two individuals exploring their vastly different histories – one being an African-American woman descended from slavery and the other a European-American man descended from slave owners and traders – is garnering national attention, with Barnes and Noble making it one of its monthly picks and radio and T ...More
A program born out of the Sept. 11 tragedy, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), in partnership with Coming to the Table, will offer a one-time seminar designed to heal the past.
“Healing Historical Harms (HHH),” will be taught 8:30 a.m. ...More
CNN’s May 20, 2010 coverage of the EMU/CJP project Coming to the Table has drawn national attention to a groundbreaking program centered around peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the legacy of slavery.
The CNN feature highlights the budding connection between family members Betty and Phoebe Kilby. ...More
Betty (left) and Phoebe Kilby, descendants of slaves and slave owners, connected in 2007 and are part of Coming to the Table, an EMU/CJP program devoted to healing the wounds of slavery and its aftermath.
Amy Czajkowski, program director of Coming To the Table
Amy Czajkowski‘s experiences as a facilitator in peacebuilding goes beyond countries devastated by war. As ...More
When David Works traced his family roots back to Thomas Jefferson, he learned that some of his relatives were descendants of slaves.
Works, who is white, learned that he has black cousins, and he wanted to meet them.
That sent him and his family on a years-long journey of mending race relations.