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    EMU peacebuilding programs recognized by Virginia Living magazine

    September 12th, 2014

    In a “State of Education” supplement published with its October 2014 issue, Virginia Living magazine listed Eastern Mennonite University among its picks for the top colleges and high schools in the state. The magazine mentioned several graduate peacebuilding programs offered by EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and grouped EMU with 11 other four-year universities …More

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    EMU filmmakers contribute to grassroots struggle to preserve environment in northwestern Wisconsin

    September 11th, 2014

    Major news media such as Al-Jazeera America and the New York Times are paying attention to an environmental and political crisis developing in northwestern Wisconsin, and Eastern Mennonite University professor Paulette Moore and her spring documentary students are in the middle of the news story. Their film, “To Wisconsin With Love,” is helping to shape …More

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    From Solferino to peacebuilding – Lisa Schirch’s family tradition of humanitarianism

    July 11th, 2014

    This essay by EMU research professor Lisa Schirch, PhD, was first published on the website of the International Committee of the Red Cross on June 23, 2014. As background context, June 24 marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Solferino. The fighting in northern Italy pitted allied French and Sardinian troops against Austrian forces in a …More

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    Inspired by their peacebuilding mothers, two undergrads come alone from Kenya and meet each other at EMU

    June 27th, 2014

    Their neighborhoods in Nairobi, Kenya, were only 30 minutes apart. Yet these two students traveled more than 7,500 miles to meet for the first time at Eastern Mennonite University, where they discovered a closer connection than geographic proximity. At the end of her first EMU semester, Kaltuma Noorow had a casual conversation with Caleb Hinga, …More

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    Couple to facilitate women’s healing workshops in Harrisonburg

    June 25th, 2014

    Helping others find peace. That’s the shared goal of Cristian Quezada and Anita Fonseca-Quezada, Chilean immigrants who were drawn to Eastern Mennonite University because of its emphasis on conflict resolution. Before coming to the U.S., the married couple called Santiago, Chile, home. The two were living on the 20th of a 21-floor apartment building when …More

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