When Tyler Eshleman took the helm of Eastern Mennonite University’s sputtering student-led Sustainable Food Initiative (SFI) last year, his goals were modest: to return the weed-choked campus gardens to their former glory. Now Eshleman, backed this summer by six work-study students, not only has the gardens br ...More
In October, Mitchell and Lauren Yoder left everything they knew for Managua, Nicaragua and the children’s home called Forteleza de Esperanza [Fortress of Hope].
What caused these two Eastern Mennonite University alumni to make such a move, leaving behind full-time teaching jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia?
The couple was inspired ...More
When her 20-year-old grandson was murdered, long-time victim advocate Pamela Leonard, MA ’06 (conflict transformation), found herself suddenly in a new role. What she learned has strengthened her zeal for criminal justice reform. To read more about Eastern Mennonite University alumni involved in law, check out the summer issue of ...More
Imagine hearing the call to urban ministry, selling your lovingly renovated suburban farmhouse where you’ve lived for 25 years, and moving into an inner city apartment.
Imagine your congregation shape-shifting into and out of spaces as it grows – a good problem – but one with its own stressors.
Imagine one of your most fervent members being a man who lives under a bridge and ...More
The newest pastor at University Mennonite Church (UMC) in State College, Pennsylvania, never seems to be in the actual church building, and the advisory team that relates to him doesn’t mind.
In what is likely the first Mennonite ministry of its kind, 3rd Way Collective and UMC campus minister Ben Wideman operate almost exclusively on the ...More
With centennial celebrations planned for 2017-18, a new strategic plan in development, and increasingly diverse program offerings, Eastern Mennonite University has revitalized its logo. The former logo and font first came into use in 1994, when Eastern Mennonite College changed its name to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
This revision hono ...More
A three-year project to envision and map a positive future for restorative justice began in mid-2015 with a five-day meeting of 36 people drawn from a wide range of backgrounds by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
“We sought to bring together a cross-section of restorative ...More
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Beryl Brubaker knows what it’s like to retire – and to be called back to serve with her gifts once more.
In 2008, Brubaker “retired” as provost. That year marked her 37th at Eastern Mennonite University, leading from a variety of positions in the nursing department to higher-level administration: from vice president ...More
Last week, first lady Michelle Obama, with her daughters and mother, visited London to announce a new partnership between the US and British governments to support girls’ education and empowerment.
That’s not the only partnership the White House has lately touted. In early March, the president and first lady launched “Let G ...More