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EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement promotes friendship and understanding among those who believe differently

Why would an explicitly Christian university go out of its way to bring Muslim and Jewish scholars to its campus to teach entire courses and interact every day with students? That’s what is happening at Eastern Mennonite University. “Interacting with people of other faiths builds friendship and understanding – something we sorely need in this world,” says ...More

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EMU, Seminary alumnus named president of Virginia Mennonite Missions

Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member sear ...More

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Mennonite professor and Israeli philosopher debate pacifism, violence and resistance to evil

In front of a packed audience at the Common Grounds coffeehouse, an Israeli philosopher and a Mennonite theologian sat down to debate the ethics of pacifism and violence, approaching the issue from an unconventional angle: Is it unethical not to use violence as a last resort to resist evil? Moshe Shner, a professor of Jewish ph ...More

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

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Ministry Inquiry Program Gives Students Hands-On Experience

Five Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students are learning through direct experience this summer with congregations and organizations throughout the United States as part of Mennonite Church USA’s Ministry Inquiry Program. Students are encouraged to teach, preach, provide pastoral visitation, participate in administrative meetings and learn about the day-to-day challenges and jo ...More

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Saner Named Seminary, Bible and Religion Professor

Andrea Saner will help Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) and undergraduate students find connections between the ancient texts of the Old Testament and our modern world and church life. The newest member of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and seminary faculty, Saner has been named assistant professor of Old Testament and Hebrew language. ...More

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Plight of Undocumented Immigrants, in Actuality and in Drama

“We put one foot in front of the other and asked God for help with the next,” writes Kara Hartzler, in the voice of Marcela. A Guadalajaran woman crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona, Marcela is one of four immigrant characters Hartzler created using a combination of her training as both a playwright and immigration lawyer, in “No Rooster in the Desert.” ...More

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EMU Alumna Places Third in Bi-national Oratorical Contest

Rose Byler, a 2012 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, placed third in the bi-national C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest for her speech, “Living in the Tension: Social Services and Systemic Change.” Byler, w ...More

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Couple Competes Separately, Wins Together

What do you do with old research papers? If you are Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates Kaitlin Heatwole and Nathan Hershberger, you submit it to a competition and win $500 each. Heatwole and Hershberger tied for top honors in the Anabaptist research paper contest, sponsored by the ...More

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Students Test Their Gifts in Ministry Inquiry Program

A group of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students will begin summer internships with congregations throughout the U.S. as part of Mennonite Church USA‘s Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP). Funded in part by Mennonite Church USA, the MIP gives students ...More