Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholars

Click here to meet our 2013-2014 scholars

Steinfeldt Peace Studies Scholarship Recipients

Since 1891, George Fox University has been educating Christian leaders for effective service in improving the spiritual and material conditions of human life. The Center for Peace and Justice is one of the significant ways George Fox University carries out its Christ-centered, Quaker mission.

Created in December 1984 as the Center for Peace Learning, the Center for Peace and Justice helps people understand and manage the many forms of conflict. The center's goal is to nurture agents of hope, people who embody in their citizenship, careers, and daily lives God's promised gifts of peace and reconciliation.

The Center for Peace and Justice extends the Quaker heritage and the Christian higher educational work of George Fox University by collecting information, teaching, and providing resources and experiences in peacemaking and conflict management at all levels of human interaction, from interpersonal to international.

Video on Steinfeldt Scholars

Steinfeldt Scholarship Students

In fall 2013 we shot this video on our Steinfeldt Peace Scholarship program.
(Shot by Jordan Fatke who is one of our 2013-2014 scholars)

Watch the commencement address by Angela Bymaster

The 2012 undergraduate commencement speaker, Angela Bymaster, a George Fox alumna from 2000 (bio), shared an important address exemplifying GFU’s “mission, vision, and values” principles.

Bymaster is one shining example of people promoting peace, justice, and care of the Earth; engaging globally and connecting culturally; being innovators and risk-takers in pursuit of God’s kingdom; and living like Christ as agents of love and reconciliation that the Center for Peace and Justice finds greatly encouraging and loves celebrating.

Take just a bit to watch the video. We at CPJ found her message inspiring and believe you will, too!

Click for a transcript of the address, as well as President Robin Baker's comments

Ongoing Work

Interfaith and Community Service Challenge

George Fox joins the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
Facilitated by the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The Center for Peace and Justice director Clint Baldwin wrote a proposal that was accepted by the campus challenge project in 2011. This initiative encourages institutions of higher education to make the vision for interfaith cooperation and community service a reality on campuses across the country. Each summer, the White House recognizes those colleges and universities who create and implement the best plans.

GFU will continue the campus challenge project during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Click here for more info

Aaron Strumpel previously visited George Fox this year and recorded several live songs in our campus studio.
His music incorporates many themes of biblical justice. more…

Since that vist, for academic year 2012-2013 Aaron returned to GFU to work with the Center for Peace and Justice as Artist Practioner In-Residence.

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.