Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking News and Achievements
Jonathan Rudy, Peacemaker in Residence with the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, participated in a weeklong residency at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, with his brother Paul Rudy (Curators’ Distinguished Professor and coordinator of composition at the University of Missouri at Kansas City). The program, “Imagination, Creativity and Process: Art-making and Peacemaking in the Nooks and Crannies of Our Lives,” brought together music, studio art, international studies and the Denison living/learning center. The living/learning center, called the Homestead, is a rustic student living situation in a rural setting that focuses on sustainable living and activism. The professors presented individual talks and joint presentations and developed a project with the Homestead students. A Mellon grant received by Denison University to facilitate inter-departmental collaboration funded the program.
Jonathan Rudy, Peacemaker in Residence for the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, facilitated, on invitation from the World Council of Religions for Peace – Japan, a mediation for reconciliation seminar in Tokyo in February. This group is working at interfaith leadership in Japan through networking, advocacy, peace education and humanitarian assistance.