Promoting a Peaceful Campus Community Silliman University, with its diverse student body, is a natural setting for promoting respect, trust, fellowship, and collaboration among different faith groups. Alma Ruiz, an assistant professor of religion and peace studies at Silliman’s Divinity School, views these efforts as an expression of the university’s commitment to the Christian faith. “We promote a peaceful community …
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Union Christian College
Reconnecting with Alumni Rev. Thomas John, manager of Union Christian College (UCC) in Aluva, India, is clear-eyed about the need for institutional development. “Colleges and universities must have a development office,” he said, “but finding proper candidates to fill the post of development officer is a challenge.” Development officers, in his view, need both practical skills and a sense of how to …
Chang Jung Christian University
Helping Students and Faculty Meet the World “As a Christian institute, Chang Jung Christian University aims to nurture individuals to become caring leaders, respond to global challenges, and uphold ethics, responsibility, integrity, and justice,” Min-Yu Li, director of the university’s Office of Global Engagement said in a recent interview. “We strongly believe these are the values that guide young people’s …
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
A Deeper Understanding of Peace Pham Quang Huy, a student and then teacher at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), was always curious about international relations and the causes and consequences of war and peace. However, it was not until he enrolled in a master’s degree program at International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo that he could develop a more …
Student-centered learning is especially valuable when working with future teachers, as Ginling College demonstrated in a service-learning class for English-language instruction.
Petra Christian University
Teaching Empathy through Design
Architecture students at Petra Christian University listened to people living with disabilities describe their aspirations and their day-to-day lives, and then collaborated with them on inclusive designs.
Central Philippine University
A Respectful Spirit of Inquiry
“Students need to be engaged in discussions about local culture as part of their whole person education,” Irving Domingo Rio believes, and a grant from the United Board to Central Philippine University enabled this political scientist and mountain climber to turn his fieldwork in the Central Panay region of the Philippines into a teaching module on the conflict resolution practices of indigenous people.
Seoul Women’s University
When students at Seoul Women’s University (SWU) broaden their perspective from Korean women to Asian women, they encounter new possibilities for understanding the impacts of globalization and for serving as peacemakers. That idea guided Dr. Gui-woo Lee as she and her colleagues designed the elective course “Women for Trans-Asian Peace,” with the support of a United Board grant.