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Why I marched for 10 hours with farmers in Colombia

This essay by senior writing major Lani Prunés pertains to an experience she had while on her EMU cross-cultural in the spring of 2013. Lani is a native of Philadelphia, where she is active in Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. All along, Colombia’s leading politicians have told the leaders of displaced peoples in rural regions to be quiet about their struggle to survive. Last A ...More

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Living in an Asian slum to share journey of prayer, love, hope and justice

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Greg Boyd’s Mega-Ministry Shows How ‘Anabaptism Makes Sense to People’

Eastern Mennonite Seminary student Brad Kolb got a fresh perspective on Mennonite culture by immersing himself in an urban megachurch led by well-known author and pastor Greg Boyd. For 12 days in the late spring, Kolb traded the pastoral setting of his 180-member, tan-brick, steeple-topped Virginia church for ...More

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This Nurse Hopes to Work Herself Out of a Job in Guatemala

Even though Jeanette Nisly fell in love with Guatemala on a cross-cultural with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), she never would have dreamed that she would return four months after she graduated, marry a Guatemalan, have two children, and remain for 17 years. Nisly, who majored in nursing at EMU, is the in-country coordinator for the Guatemal ...More

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Dynamic Duo Will Lead CJP Into New Era

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is moving into a new leadership era. J. Daryl Byler, JD, has been named as its next executive director, reporting to Provost Fred Kniss. Jayne Docherty, PhD, has been nam ...More

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Webinar on Restorative Justice in High-Profile Murder Case Attracts Worldwide Viewers

Sujatha Baliga, who was featured in the New York Times Magazine (Jan. 4, 2013) for her role as a restorative justice practitioner in a Florida murder case, offered an insider’s candid views on the now-famous case in a ...More

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Check Out Middle East, Guatemala and Colombia Cross-Cultural Blogs and Photos

Blogs and photos from cross-cultural programs to the Middle East and Guatemala and Colombia are now available on the EMU cross-cultural program ...More

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2012 Grad Pursuing Medical-Mission Dream at Med School for International Health

Enrolled in the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) in Beer-Sheva, Israel, Bethany Johnson  is exactly where she wanted to be after graduating from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2012 with a degree in biology: well on her way to a career in medical missions. Johnson traces her interest in practicing medicine overseas all the wa ...More

Conflict Transformation Leads Alum to a HALT

On a crisp January morning, Barbara Robbins makes the daily rounds at her Linville farm — scooping food to the cats, dogs and horses that nicker and shift in the cold. “There are aspects about the horse that make it really powerful,” she says. “How you approach them can either draw them into you, or they’ll retreat from you. It’s the same with people.” At Rocky Hill ...More

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Coverage in NY Times and NBC Sparks EMU Webinar on Restorative Justice

When the mother of a young man who murdered his girlfriend in Florida contacted restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr for assistance in 2010, Zehr did what he typically does in such cases: he got in touch with someone he has mentored, someone he knew would be qualified to hel ...More