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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

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170 North American Writers Gather at EMU

Traveling almost 4,000 miles from their home in Alberta, Canada, acclaimed Canadian writer Rudy Wiebe and his wife Tena joined 170 other writers and fans of the written word at a bi-national conference on Mennonite writing held at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) March 29 to April 1, 2012. (Photos are online at emu.edu/photos/mennonites-writ ...More

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Mennonite Writing Conference Coming to EMU

Registration EXTENDED to March 23! Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will host a Mennonite writing conference and literary festival March 29-April 1. The sixth in a series of Mennonite Writing conferences in the United States and Canada, the conference comes to the East Coast of the Unite ...More

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Writers Read Hosts Award Winning Author

The last Writers Read Dinner and Author series of the year will feature Lee Peterson, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, Thursday, Feb. 23. Peterson will read from her works following dinner at 5:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. Several of the author’s books will be available for purc ...More

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Spaces Filling Up for Writers Read

Spaces are filling up for the Thursday, Jan. 26, Writers Read dinner and author series at Eastern Mennonite University. Renown poet and author, Diane Gillam Fisher, will read from her works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel. ...More

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As You Go…Are You Preaching or Walking?

A reflection from Don Clymer, professor of language and literature at EMU. Originally posted in The Mennonite, November issue. The faces of the flight attendants tensed up as we entered the plane. We were on the last leg of a semester-abroad sojourn through Guatemala and Mexic ...More

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Activist, Artist to Speak at Writer’s Read

The language and literature department at EMU will hold its second Writers Read program of the year Thursday, Oct. 13. Renown author and artist Sehba Sarwar, will read from her works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary ...More

Living the Beatitudes Focus of Clymer’s Book

In the “Beatitudes,” Jesus lays the foundation of his ministry by planting seeds of compassion, mercy and spirituality. Those teachings have been analyzed and interpreted in a variety of ways since they were delivered. In his new book, “Meditations on the Beatitudes,” Don Clymer, assistant professor of ...More

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Poet Waldrep to Speak at First Writers Read

The language and literature department at EMU will hold its first “Writers Read” program of the new school year Thursday, Sept. 22. Renown poet and author, G.C. Waldrep, will read from his works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary building ...More

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Author to Speak on Racial Tension, Reconciliation – CANCELED

UPDATE: Due to a family emergency, the presentation with Joy Jordan-Lake has been canceled. It may be re-scheduled for a later date. The language and literature department at Eastern Mennonite University is sponsoring a presentation on race relations by award-winning author Joy Jordan-Lake. ...More