Registration is now open for the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

SPI 2018 offers two seven-day sessions and two five-day sessions, each with several courses running at the same time. Participants can take one course per session. Courses can be taken for professional skills training or academic credit.

Courses are open to all people interested in integrating conflict transformation, peacebuilding, restorative justice, trauma awareness, and related fields into their own work and life.

Some of the course topics featured in 2018 include restorative justice, trauma awareness, leadership, identity and dignity, confronting modern slavery and the prison industrial complex, visual communication and nonviolence, Christian spirituality for social action and participatory theater.

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