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Bonnie Price Lofton

Bonnie Price Lofton

Editor in Chief, Eastern Mennonite University Bonnie is editor of EMU’s tri-annual magazine, Crossroads, and the bi-annual magazine, Peacebuilder, produced for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Bonnie came to this role with more than 20 years of experience in newspaper, magazine and newsletter publishing. She worked as a writer or an editor for the ...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