On January 5, The New York Times Magazine carried a story about the use of a restorative conference in a murder case in the early stages of the legal process, prior to a plea. The case was also highlighted on the…
A website, www.peacecolleges.com, was recently launched to provide an overview of 40 American and Canadian college and university programs that offer bachelor’s degrees – i.e., majors – in which the study of peace is oriented toward understanding the psychological and socio-economic roots of harmful conflict. Almost all of the included programs emphasize reducing violence and addressing injustice as part of the peacebuilding process. Some are within…Continue
“There’s been a lot of documentation that interventions from the outside can do more harm than good,” says Lisa Schirch, the director of 3P Human Security and a research professor at EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). “Good intentions aren’t enough.”
With that awareness in mind, many humanitarian and development organizations do trainings to develop “sensitivities” – conflict sensitivity, gender sensitivity,…Continue
Be a Skilled Worker for Peace and Justice, Supported by Proven Leaders in the Field
Join a network of 400 alumni working to reduce violence, promote justice, and bring positive changes to their settings by embarking on graduate studies at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University in the fall of 2013.
To start CJP’s two-year master’s degree program in August 2013, you need to apply for admission now. After you complete the…Continue