Summer Peacebuilding Institute

A program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute brings instructors, participants, and staff together in a community of learning and healing.  Together, participants explore issues of both local and global concern through classroom interaction, luncheon presentations, weekend seminars, special interest groups, and community celebrations.  Informal sharing of personal stories creates trust, bonds of hope, and courage to move forward.

Information on SPI 2012 can now be found on the internet at  Course offerings and schedule, instructor bios, estimated costs, and the online application form can be obtained from this site.

Applications can only be submitted electronically via the online form.  The online form will allow you to begin completing the application, save your work, and return later to finish and submit.  Applications for SPI 2012 are due by January 13, 2012 with admissions decisions being made by Feb 3, 2012.  If you need additional processing time for a visa or other reason, you can request expedited processing and an early decision.

Please email EMU’s office ( if you are having difficulties applying, or have other questions.

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