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Eastern Mennonite University – Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

EMU's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) was founded to further the personal and professional development of individuals as peacebuilders and to strengthen the peacebuilding capacities of the institutions they serve. The program is committed to supporting conflict transformation and peacebuilding efforts at all levels of society in situations of complex, protracted, violent or potentially violent, social conflict in the United States and abroad. CJP runs a Graduate Program in Conflict Transformation, a Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI), The Practice Institute (previously the Institute for Justice and Peacebuilding), and a Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Reslience (STAR) training.

Open to people from all parts of the world and all religious traditions, CJP builds upon EMU's Christian/Anabaptist faith commitments and strengths. The rigors of academic specialization are combined with practical preparation for a life of nonviolence, witness, service, and peacebuilding in the larger society and world. The program also builds upon Mennonite domestic and international service experience in disaster response, humanitarian relief, restorative justice and socioeconomic development.

It is the premise of CJP that conflict transformation approaches must address root causes of conflict, must be developed strategically, and must promote healing of relationships and restoration of the torn fabric of human community.

CJP is committed to creating and sustaining a mutual learning community that values the diversity and rich experience of students, faculty, and staff. The program places a high value on the relationships developed in this community and hopes they will become the basis for long-term partnerships and continued mutual support and learning.

Resource Link: www.emu.edu/ctp/ctp.html



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