SPI 2023 has ended. We are currently planning for SPI 2024. Please check back for information about SPI 2024.


SPI 2023

If you have questions about a particular course that are not answered in the information below, please feel free to contact the SPI office at spi@emu.edu

Welcome to SPI 2023

Welcome to SPI 2023!

In 2023, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute is being offered in an altered format due to staffing changes within the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP).  Please note that lodging, food, transportation, and assistance in obtaining a visa will not be provided and are the responsibility of the participant.

This summer SPI offers 4 in-person and 5 online courses.  Courses are offered for academic credit or audit/training.  Audit/training students are expected to participate fully in classes as outlined in the course syllabus.  Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

If you are interested in taking a course for academic credit, please contact cjp-registrar@emu.edu

If you are interested in taking a course for audit/training, please complete the SPI 2023 Audit Registration form.

In partnership with CJP, Eastern Mennonite Seminary is offering 3 full-day, on-campus, and 3 half-day, online workshops as part of SPI.

Courses for Graduate Credit

Most courses are available for 2 or 3 credits. Please see the course syllabi for more information.

Session 1: May 15 - 19, 2023

Session 2: May 22 - May 26, 2023


Online Only: May 29 - June 30, 2023

Please note: students must have Zoom capabilities and a stable internet connection to successfully participate in an online course.

Half-Day and Full-Day Workshops with
Eastern Mennonite Seminary

In conjunction with SPI 2023, Eastern Mennonite Seminary will host a series of full-day,
on-campus trainings as well as half-day, online workshops geared toward pastors and
lay leaders on these topics:

  • Navigating Tough Conversations with Adaptive Leadership Skills
  • Becoming Resilient Leaders with Trauma-Aware Practices
  • Healing Harm and Repairing Relationships within Churches and Beyond

More information and registration pages are available here. 

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