EMU has supported the ministry of Shane Claiborne and The Simple Way community in Philadelphia for several years through spring break service trips and exchanges of visits and ideas.
On June 20, 2007, a seven-alarm fire consumed an abandoned warehouse (pictured above) in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. The Simple Way Community Center was destroyed as well as at least eight nearby homes. (Information from The Simple Way web site: http://www.thesimpleway.org/.)
We grieve the losses this community is experiencing as a result of this devastating fire.
See details and opportunities to offer support here in a letter from EMU President Loren Swartzendruber.