The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding equips and sustains individuals, institutions and communities to work for justice and peace through education, training, practice and research.
The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding will develop leadership to create a just, peaceful and secure world.
As a program of excellence, we believe that our values are inextricably woven into our actions. Therefore, consistent with EMU’s grounding in Anabaptist theology and life, we believe that our values are made visible when we:
- . . . reflect Anabaptist Christian traditions and values, which include nonviolence,right relationships, and just community.
- . . . give priority to hospitality and building relationships with both individuals and institutions.
- . . . foster respect and collaboration across faith traditions, cultures and worldviews, while challenging ourselves and others to continual learning.
- . . . focus on positive long-term and deep-rooted change that links personal and social transformation.
- . . . support sustainability of CJP/EMU and partner organizations, emphasizing personal, relational, spiritual, environmental and financial well-being.
- . . . ensure mutual accountability and transparency between CJP, individuals, organizations, and funding sources.
- . . . understand peacebuilding as an overarching concept that includes conflict transformation, restorative justice, trauma healing, reconciliation, development, and leadership, undergirded by spirituality and religion.