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1996 alumna to give peace lecuture

A 1996 Eastern Mennonite University graduate will return to her alma mater to give a C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture. Laura L. Brenneman, now an assistant professor of religion and director of peace and conflict studies at Bluffton (Ohio) University, will speak on “What Does Peace Have to Do With Freedom” at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 9, in room 123 of the seminary building at E ...More

MCC Couple to Outline Middle East Issues

Cindy and Daryl Byler (back row, left) with young friends in Gaza. Two EMU student organizations are co-sponsoring an event meant to challenge the EMU and larger community with the issue of economic justice in Israel-Palestine. J. Daryl and Cindy Byler, Mennonite ...More

Peacebuilding in the Wake of Violence

By Sarah Fields, Weather Vane student newspaper Almost two years after the fatal shooting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), the campus community is constructively channeling their grief to form memorials and programs. One of these programs is the Center of Peace Studies and Violence Protection (CPSVP). Virginia Tech turned to EMU ...More

Va Tech Peace Center Gets Help from Peacebuilding Programs

Twenty-one months ago, Professor Jerzy Nowak was writing a grant at Virginia Tech when student Seung-Hui Cho began a shooting rampage. When the shootings were over, Nowak’s wife Jocelyne Couture-Nowak was among the 32 who died. In the chaotic and grief-filled aftermath, one of the three Nowak daughters, 23-year-old Francine, told a reporter that the best way of memorializing her ...More

Marketer Turned Conservationist to Speak at Science Seminar

Joe Johnston The speaker for the first Suter Science Seminar of the second (spring) semester will respond to some of the very environmental problems he once helped create. Joe Johnston of Nashville, Tenn., who led the group that invent ...More

Peacebuilder Focuses on Alumni Work in Kenya

The Fall / Winter issue of Peacebuilder, CJP’s alumni magazine, digs deep into the post-election violence in Kenya and the experiences of alumni in the field all over the world. Read more… ...More

Faith-Ecological Integrity is Seminar Topic

Christian communities around the world have begun to respond to environmental problems, but often struggle to explain how ecological integrity matters for Christian faith. Willis Jenkins, assistant professor of social ethics at Yale Divinity School Willis Jenki ...More

‘Tents of Hope’ Raise Awareness of Darfur Crisis

EMU will host two “Tents of Hope” for Darfur on the campus front lawn Oct. 7 and 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The simulated refugee tents are meant to create awareness and support for the people of Darfur, Sudan, a region in the western part of the country wracked by military conflict and genocide. ...More

Science Seminars Open with Focus on Environmental Issues

The first Suter Science Seminar of the fall semester will feature a presentation on the environmental impact of agricultural fertilizer runoff and possible ways to address the issue. Rory O. Maguire, Ph.D. Rory O. Maguire will spea ...More

Peacebuilders Talk With Military, Government

What would representatives from organizations like the Army War College, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Norfolk’s Joint Forces Command, Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Defense Department be doing at EMU? For the first time in its 90-year history, EMU invited military, government and non-governmental leaders to meet and talk on campus, in concert with participant ...More