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Bonnie Price Lofton

Bonnie is doing independent research on a fresh socio-economic paradigm, with the intention of eventually writing on the subject. Employed by EMU between 2003 and 2015, Bonnie was a fundraiser for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding for three years, founding editor of Peacebuilder magazine in 2005, and editor of EMU’s alumni magazine, Crossroads, from ...More

Studying under a Maestro of Peace

In the years I spent earning my master’s degree in conflict transformation in the early 2000s, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) class I took with Mohammed Abu-Nimer remains a touchstone for me. The course title was something like “Understanding the Cross-Cultural Aspects of Conflict Transformation.” I don’t remember the names of my required readings, nor ...More

Seeking Answers to Structural Violence

What to do about a world system that rewards greed and views altruism as a personal hobby or (worse) as a weakness? A system in which those wielding power generally “win” by: monopolizing resources, determining our lifeways (not a word in the dictionary, but it serves), and overtly or covertly squashing anyone in the way ...More

7 CJP Alumnae Went On To Earn Doctorates

Priscilla Adoyo, MA ’03, Doctor of Missiology 2008 from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Dissertation title: “The Application Of Biblical Principles Of Conflict Transformation In Ethno-Religious Situations In Jos And Kaduna, Nigeria.” Current work: Director for Centre for Peacebuilding at the Institute for the Study of African Realities, a constituent school of Africa International University in ...More

Assessing our early responses to 9/11

Sometimes one wishes that our experts in peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) had called it wrong. One wishes that they had been mistaken in believing that a large-scale U.S.-initiated military response to the tragedy of September 11, 2011, would have serious global repercussions, worsening the destructive impact of the 9/11 attack rather than easing ...More