The Peace and Justice Initiative – Spring 2013 Review

Get the latest updates and accomplishments of the Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI) by reading the spring 2013 newsletter. The semester started with an intriguing Conversation on Peace with Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, Nigerian educator and peace builder, who was featured in the film “Project Happiness.” You can read Mr. Ivorgba’s personal reflection of his visit to Valencia in this newsletter.

pji-newsletter-new_logo-237wOther highlights of the term included a faculty and staff retreat at Lake Lily in Maitland, the first offerings of a new course titled “Positive Psychology,” which was taught by Linda Freeman, and a visit to the Gaung Ming Temple for a glimpse into Buddhism.

The Peace and Justice Initiative is a faculty, staff and student led initiative that aims to transform the culture at Valencia into one where peace and justice for all are valued, and conflict is viewed as an opportunity for growth and transformation.

For questions about this initiative, please contact Rachel Allen at rallen39@valenciacollege.edu or at extension 2709.

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