How can peacebuilders engage with the police and military in pursuing peace? And how can police and the military engage with peacebuilders? That was the topic of a luncheon presentation by experts from Pakistan, the Philippines and Guatemala at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute.
“Peace activists tend t ...More
The first leg of her journey toward directing Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) began in 2001 when Katie Mansfield, then a divisional vice president of Goldman Sachs, lived through the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.
Subsequent legs in her journey:
• Three years with Mennonite Central Com ...More
In the summer of 1994, about 40 peace and development workers gathered on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University for a one-week seminar called “Frontiers in International Peacebuilding.” It was the first official event held by what is now known as the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, or CJP, which was then so fledgling ...More
This essay by senior writing major Lani Prunés pertains to an experience she had while on her EMU cross-cultural in the spring of 2013. Lani is a native of Philadelphia, where she is active in Oxford Circle Mennonite Church.
All along, Colombia’s leading politicians have told the leaders of displaced peoples in rural regions to be quiet about their struggle to survive. Last A ...More
Graduating with a liberal arts degree and a minor in pre-law from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2010, Karissa Sauder wanted to challenge herself in the legal field but maintain a foundation of peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
She found that unique blend at Harvard. ...More
One of the three women receiving the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee, is closely connected with the “peace-church tradition” of the Mennonites.
Gbowee, who shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and ...More
HARRISONBURG, VA. — “We have cracked the code of love,” announced Sue Johnson, EdD, author of Hold Me Tight, to 1,200 people attending “Conversations on Attachment – Integrating the Science of Love and Spirituality,” a three-day conference held at Eastern Mennonite University.
“We are designed to live in community and in close relationships,” Johnson explaine ...More
What are healthy attachments, why do we need them, and how can we form them? In answering these questions, we can discover how to be fully human.
So say the organizers of an “attachment conference” to be led by experts from across North America gathering at EMU in the spring of 2011.
Conference is first of its kind
A world-renown mediator, strategist and catalyst for peace will give a public address Thursday, Apr. 15, at EMU.
John Paul Lederach
John Paul Lederach, the co-founding director of the Conflict Transformation Program at EMU, now the Cente ...More
John Paul Lederach, professor and founding director of the Conflict Transformation Program at EMU
John Paul Lederach, professor and founding director of the Conflict Transformation Program at ...More