2014-15 Events

Your 2014-15 ACRS program planning committee anticipates another year of programs that will continue to stimulate and inform. Our goal is to present:

  • A series of stories on pivotal experiences which altered directions or generated significant change in the Mennonite Church.
  • Each story is told from the perspective of an individual whose vision and creativity provide a context for reflection.

When and where

ACRS breakfast gatherings occur the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the West Dining Room, Northlawn, EMU. Here are the upcoming dates for the 2014-15 academic year:

February 9 – Speakers,

Pat Hostetter Martin & Roy Hange

Roy Hange and Pat Hostetter Martin spent a significant number of years in their twenties and thirties living outside the United States. Roy lived in Egypt (‘82-‘85), with his wife Maren in Syria (‘91-‘97), and in Iran (‘98).

Pat and her husband Earl lived in Vietnam (‘66-’69 & ‘73-’75) They lived (‘79-’82) with their three children, in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, in the large southern island of the Philippines, Mindanao.

Their experiences in societies so different from their childhood Mennonite communities and culture opened up for them new ways of looking at the world and at themselves. On February 9, Pat and Roy will share some of the experiences that transformed them and how new truths have emerged in their interface with the “other.”

Looking Ahead:

March 9 – Speaker, Dr. Amir Akrami, visiting scholar from Iran and an expert on Rumi and Islamic mysticism.

April 13 – Speaker, Vernon Jantzi

Check the web calendar for more info on speakers and ACRS events.

About the planning committee

2014-15 ACRS program planning committee members are Margaret Foth, Vernon Jantzi and Terry Burkhalter. Suggestions are always welcome and if you are aware of persons who should be invited and included on the ACRS email list, please forward that information to: burkhalt@emu.edu