Professor helps launch first college peace program in Israel
The study of peace, justice and conflict has a long history at Goshen College. Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (PJCS) students learn about historical topics and current issues, like:
- Classic concerns of war and peace
- Contemporary issues of ethnic, national and religious conflict
- How to apply peacemaking perspectives and skills to personal relationships and all aspects of community life
At Goshen, you will learn to understand that conflict, whatever its potential dangers, is a necessary and creative force for personal transformation, reconciliation and social change. And you will get plenty of opportunities to put your beliefs into action through urban study and work and the Indianapolis Peace Institute or the Chicago Center, a placement with agencies like Mennonite Central Committee or Christian Peacemaker Teams or a summer internship through Goshen’s Service Inquiry Program.
- Major in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies
- The major introduces students to the array of topics and disciplines that make up peace, justice and conflict studies, while also allowing students to focus in areas of particular interest.
- Minor in Conflict Transformation
- The minor in conflict studies is oriented toward students hoping to use conflict transformation skills in a particular career or profession.
- Minor in Peace and Justice Studies
- The minor in peace and justice studies prepares students from a wide variety of academic majors for work in peace and justice organizations and other service agencies in the United States or abroad.
- Certificate in conflict transformation for teachers
- The certificate program in conflict transformation, offered in conjunction with the teacher education program, trains education students in conflict transformation skills relevant for the classroom.