Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS) Breakfast

Where Northlawn, West Dining Room

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

September 11, 2001—While the President and his advisors planned a war of retaliation, Church World Service and EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding planned a response of healing. How to cope with trauma? How to activate the vision of peacebuilding amid fear and angry anxiety. Together they planned Seminars of Trauma Awareness and Resilience — STAR.

On January 13 the ACRS Breakfast Series features Carolyn Yoder and Elaine Zook Barge, the first two directors of STAR, to tell the story of this unique program which brings together the latest understanding of trauma with our vision of a peace that heals, a peace in which truth, justice and mercy meet.

These seminars have brought together religious and civil society leaders from around the world. Since 2002 STAR has offered this training and this vision to some 10,000 persons and has given a new focus to peacebuilding and doing justice. Where might STAR lead the Mennonite Church in the next decade and beyond? Join us for the discussion.

Please share this announcement with your friends and others who may be interested. Remember, if you miss a program that you were unable to attend, you can always request the CD of that program for $5 through Ray Gingerich,

The 2013-’14 ACRS program planning committee members are Margaret Foth, Vernon Jantzi and Terry Burkhalter.

Intended Audience General Public


Contact Information

Name Anabaptist Center

Phone # 540.432.4465