The Art of Peacemaking

November 22, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 Back in the 1960s, the psychologist Abraham Maslow famously wrote, “If the only tool you […]

Reflection On Dr. Jenny Brown’s Time With Us

December 27, 2023

As December ends, the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) likes to use this time to look forward to the New Year and reflect on what the Lord has done in […]

Anticipating our fall Advanced Clergy Clinic speaker, Dr. Jenny Brown

September 14, 2023

Jenny is Director Emeritus and founder of the Family Systems Institute (FSI) in Sydney, Australia. FSI has been providing training and clinical services in Bowen family systems approaches since 2004. […]

Churches: Plums and Pills

May 2, 2023

Where are all the staff? So many businesses seem to be a shell of themselves. Staff are around and working hard, but there is a general sense that there are […]

The 20-Year Evolution of Clergy Clinic

March 30, 2023

One of the signature programs offered by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process. This has been offered for several decades with nearly two thousand clergy […]

Promoting Peacemaking – wherever and whenever we can

March 16, 2023

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center focuses on training people across the country in biblical education regarding the principles of peace; conflict resolution training; and community building techniques. We also welcome opportunities […]

The Fierce Art of Peacemaking: Part 2

January 17, 2023

In my last post, I referenced a poem by Joy Harjo in which she likens conflict resolution to the performing and literary arts. Lest you think Harjo—or I, for that […]

Recognizing the Prophetic Voice Through Community

January 9, 2023

The New Year is often a time of turning pages in life, between reflecting on past chapters and finding meaning to guide writing the next. As Christians, we seek guidance […]

The Art of Asking Questions

December 27, 2022

I recently attended a remote one-hour workshop on Facilitated Dialogue led by Rachel Viscomi from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. One piece of guidance she shared was that […]

The Fierce Art of Peacemaking: Part 1

December 21, 2022

A few years ago, my daughter gave me a book of poetry called Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. The book was written by Joy Harjo, who at that time was […]

In Person Trainings for 2024

In 2024, we are happy to begin presenting more workshops in person. We look forward to moving back to normal with even more sessions hosted at local churches across the country.

Find the locations and workshops that work best for you by viewing our 2024 Training Workshop calendar.

We are still in need of one host in the Far West area. If you are interested in hosting, reach out to our Communications Coordinator at

Online Mediation Skills Training Institute

By popular demand, we have added an additional online Mediation Skills Training Institute to our 2024 calendar!

Register today for this transformative training that you can attend from the comfort of your home.

Date: July 22-26

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day except Friday, which ends at 4:00 pm