working for peace
Peace Fellowship co-sponsored ‘Tents of Hope’ for Darfur in 2008. EMU’s tent was later displayed at the National Mall in D.C.
In 2009 Peace Fellowship responded to the violent conflict in Gaza in a number of ways.
EMU Peace Fellowship
Darfur, Gaza, Baghdad, mountaintops blown off to retrieve coal, and the streets of Washington, D.C. : these are the places EMU students learn about in the classroom, through chapel presentations, and through service-learning opportunities. Concern for creating a just world runs deep at EMU.
Peace Fellowship is a student organization that organizes campus-wide activities, provides regular space to share meals and discussions, and invites special speakers to spark meaningful dialogue.
Students in action
In February of 2011, Peace Fellowship collaborated with other student groups to bring together a diverse panel of EMU faculty with experience in the Middle East to share their thoughts on the Arab Spring and what our response should be as Americans, students, and peacebuilders.
In 2009, Peace Fellowship responded to the violent conflict in Gaza. Student leaders organized an interfaith prayer service, candlelight vigil, and a coffeehouse discussion.
Learning in the field
Action happens off-campus too. Peace Fellowship regularly sponsors students to attend the Inter-Collegiate Peace Conference, which was hosted by EMU in 2010. Students also represent EMU at the Mennonite Central Committee-UN conference in New York City, putting their college skills to use and gaining real-world experience from peace workers in the field.
International peace presence
EMU students from all backgrounds are enriched by hundreds of international peacebuilders joining the campus community each year.
Many are students in the masters of conflict transformation program. Others come for short periods of study through the trauma-healing program or Summer Peacebuilding Institute of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
All EMU students have the opportunity to hear the stories of these people and learn from their experiences. Learn more about studies in peacebuilding and development at EMU!