Mennonite Church USA’s Stutzman Amstutz helps to create peaceable schools


Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz graduated from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., and also served on the faculty of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

by Camille Dager for Mennonite Church USA Communications and available here

Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz led a half-day faculty training on restorative discipline at Lititz Area Mennonite School (LAMS) in Pennsylvania, on January 15, 2024. Stutzman Amstutz is the Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for Peace and Justice and co-author (with Judy H. Mullet) of “The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools.”

Her presentation examined the role of discipline in schools and the characteristics of peaceable schools. Stutzman Amstutz emphasized the need for flexible policies and whole school engagement. The LAMS faculty participated in discussions about ways to apply restorative approaches in building community, as well as in situations of harm or misbehavior.

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