Ethiopian Peacemaker to Spend Week at Mary Baldwin

September 18, 2014

ethiopian_peacemakerEthiopian peacemaker the Rev. Tsanganesh Ayele Asele will visit Mary Baldwin University next week, kicking off her fall series of appearances around the country as an International Peacemaker for the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). An ordained clergy member with extensive experience in gender and diversity studies, Ayele Asele will speak in several classes and give college-wide presentations during her residency September 22–26 (see schedule below).

As director of the women’s department of PCUSA, Ayele Asele has special training in the roles of women in peacemaking efforts and has led courses and workshops for women in Ethiopia. Her tenure with the International Peacemaker program also includes trips to St. Mark Prebyterian Church in California, Presbytery of Plains and Peaks in Colorado, and Cameron Presbyterian Church in North Carolina.

Ayele Asele’s visit is co-sponsored by the Shenandoah Presbytery as well as Mary Baldwin’s Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Quest Interfaith Village, the peacebuilding and conflict resolution and women’s studies minors, and the international affairs major.



September 22

  • Class discussion: Politics of Developing Nations

September 23

  • Class discussion: Gandhi and Non-Violence
  • Class discussion: Post-Conflict Development
  • Quest Interfaith discussion

September 24

  • Class discussion: History and Theories of Leadership
  • Public event: International Café: Challenges and Opportunities in Ethiopia Today. 12 p.m., Spencer Center.
  • Public event: Community Service Speaker Series: Building Community in Ethiopia. 1 p.m., Miller Chapel.

September 25

  • Class discussion: International Relations
  • Public event: Teaching Peacemaking to Women in Ethiopia. 7 p.m., Miller Chapel.