News from PJSA

Posted by PJSA on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM

At this year’s Peace & Justice Studies Association Conference in Harrisonburg, VA, at James Madison University, we will offer a variety of Fair Trade gifts for purchase. The items, which are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Kenya, Vietnam, West Bank, India, Egypt, Indonesia, Cameroon, Haiti, Philippines, and Bolivia, provide a fair wage for the artisans and allow PJSA to offer a beautiful assortment of bracelets, earrings, scarves, dishes, and other items that you will want to purchase for yourself and friends. Take care of your gift buying needs and support the good work of PJSA.  Plan to visit our table when you get to the conference!

Any questions? Contact Ellen Lindeen at elindeen(at)

Posted by PJSA on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM
PJSA organizational statements

Position Paper: Guns Are Not the Solution to Gender-Based Violence

Issued by the Peace and Justice Studies Association

Authored by Heidi Huse, Ph.D., and Laura Finley, Ph.D.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), in keeping with its mission and values, is opposed to the argument that deadly firearms are the primary if not sole solution to the very serious problem of sexual and domestic assault that traumatizes or kills men, women, and children around the world. 

Posted by PJSA on Aug 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Friday, October 16th, 8pm

Location: On campus with conference, specific room TBD

Price: $20 online before Thursday, October 15; $25 at conference registration table and at door. All proceeds benefit PJSA.

Details: Wear your most fun, crazy, or scary costume and enjoy cash bar and time to socialize with colleagues and new friends. Prizes for best male and female costumes! {Note: costumes are optional not required, so if you don't have one feel free to join the festivites anyway!}

Questions: Contact Dr. Laura Finley,

Posted by PJSA on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:40 PM

PJSA Conference Registration is Covered for our Friends in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Posted by PJSA on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:11 PM

2015 Conference Update and Proposal Extension

(due to technical difficulties with submission process, deadline now 6-30-15)

The PJSA Steering and Host Committees are pleased to report that overall processes for our annual conference, October 15-17, 2015, are proceeding very well.  We’ve received a large number of high quality proposals, and also are delighted to announce a stellar line-up of keynote speakers, which thus far includes: Catherine BarnesDavid CortrightJohn Dirkx; and Emily Welty.

Posted by PJSA on Feb 4, 2015 at 7:23 AM

PJSA 2015 Annual Conference

“Cultivating the Just and Peaceable Self: Understanding Transformation and Transforming Understanding in Research and Practice”

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USAOctober 15-17, 2015


Posted by PJSA on Dec 1, 2014 at 2:40 AM
PJSA organizational statements

The Peace and Justice Studies Association, Center for Education Equity, The Sophia Project, Code Pink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hands Up Coalition - D.C., and Why We Can't Wait-D.C., call on all people of conscience to participate in a week of action to bring and continue awareness around ending police violence against all people, especially people of color.

This week of action begins Monday, December 1, 2014 and continues until Friday, December 5, 2014. View the event listing on Facebook.

We do this to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and the larger St. Louis area.

Posted by PJSA on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM
PJSA organizational statements

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a bi-national professional association, including peace and justice scholars, activists, and educators in the United States and Canada, joins the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Posted by PJSA on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

When was the last time you made a donation to the PJSA?  We're guessing it's been a while, and we understand.  In an increasingly complex world that places many demands on our time and resources, it's easy to have our attention diverted from the core of our work and the communities that support it.  This is where the PJSA comes in: we're your peace and justice professional network, a community of trusted advisors, a place to share good news and seek assistance, a resource base to bolster what you do in the world.

Posted by Ellen Lindeen on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM

A huge benefit of belonging this to PJSA is the opportunity to learn about and access many different resources because of our members’ willingness to share. With the help of members and others in this field, I've compiled a list of materials on the Israel/Palestine/Gaza situation if you wish to teach about it in your courses. I received help from many people. Special thanks to all PJSA board members, and especially Randy Janzen, Barbara Wien, Mark Lance, Ivan Boothe and other contributors: Sid Shniad, Valerie Elverton Dixon, Michelle Gawerc, John Getz, Benjamin J. Urmston, Maia Hallward, Kerry Bassett, Betty Reardon, Julia Chaitin, and Gordie Fellman.