“The world would be a paradise of peace and justice if global citizens shared a common definition of love which would guide our thoughts and action.”       

- bell hooks

We live in difficult times and in an era of complex problems that require thoughtful people committed to the work of making our communities safe and thriving places for all people.  Peace & Social Justice studies at Emory & Henry will give you the theoretical and the hands-on skills to be just that person. Through highly experiential courses, you will have the chance to connect your major(s) to broader questions of peace-building, conflict resolution, nonviolence, and social justice.  


  • Minor-Peace & Social Justice Studies

    The interdisciplinary minor in Peace & Social Justice Studies at Emory & Henry College will help fulfill the College’s mission of equipping students for lives of service, productive careers, and global citizenship by giving them the theoretical and practical skills to think about, advocate for, and navigate conflict nonviolently, underscored by an exploration of different conceptions of justice; diversity and multiculturalism; and our shared existence in a globalized world.  This interdisciplinary and experiential minor will draw from several disciplines, including civic innovation, sociology, politics, and philosophy. Students will take a sequence of courses and will complete their minor by participating in a capstone internship with a local peace and justice organization.