Tag Archives: Coming to the Table

Phoebe Kilby

Phoebe Kilby began her peace and justice journey in 2003 when she started classes at CJP. After graduating in 2004, she was not sure what she should do with this new and exciting knowledge. But it struck her that as an American, she could be most effective working in the US. In 2006, she became ...More

Crossing the Line: Racial healing in a family and community

Coming to the Table, a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, seeks to heal the persistent wounds of racism related to the legacy of American slavery. The name of the organization harkens to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech in which he states his dream that “the sons of former ...More

National Focus on Historic Trauma Of Slavery

Coming to the Table (CTTT) is on the cusp of becoming a national movement. Thanks to an infusion of funding from the Kellogg Foundation and the Fetzer Institute, CTTT will expand over the next three years beyond its current occasional gathering of the descendants of slaveholders and enslaved people.

‘No’ to Cycle of Vengeance: Despite Murder of Daughters

I was awed and humbled by my 2008 Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) session at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) where I met, studied, and reflected with students from 46 countries. I spent most of my week with a group of people who share a unique connection to historic slavery in the United States. Almost all of ...More