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Carnival de Resistance brings earth-friendly performances, art, parade to Harrisonburg

Bicycles generated the necessary power, with a gently audible rhythm, for the sound system at gatherings of the recent Carnival de Resistance. Volunteers, including EMU students, took turns pedaling for the electricity. The energetic Carnival troupe began its two-city tour with 10 days in Harrisonburg, camping on ...More

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Visiting Islamic scholars from Iran begin first full year teaching at EMU

The first visiting scholars at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement (CIE) will teach several courses on Islam and contemporary issues in Iran during the coming academic year, their first full one at EMU. A husband-and-wife team from Tehran, Iran, Amir Akrami and Sheida Shakouri Rad are splitting a faculty position ...More

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Updated: NYC Director Brings Rich Background to “Arms and the Man,” April 5-6

The lovely leading lady must choose between two men – one viewed as a war hero, though he is foolhardy, and one viewed as a coward, hiding with chocolates on his person instead of gun cartridges – in “Arms and the Man,” a George Bernard Shaw comedy staged by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring. Andrea Andresakis, a stage director and choreographer from New York City, d ...More

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Writers Read Author Discusses Leaving the Amish

Saloma Miller Furlong always liked the way Burlington, Vt., looked in her school history books. So, when she decided to leave her Ohio Amish community at the age of 20, that’s where she headed. When she got there, she felt like a new person. “I got my dream job as a waitress at Pizza Hut,” she said in the PBS documentary “The Amish,” from which ...More

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Upcoming Writers Read Author Left Amish for Freedom and Education

What would cause you to leave your faith? Saloma Miller Furlong, an author who grew up in and left an Amish community in Ohio, will be the last “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” guest of the year on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel. Furlong will read fro ...More

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Seattle Mennonite Couple Lead Fight to Prevent Extinction of Indigenous People Due to Mercury Poisoning

What is now an all-consuming campaign started quietly nine years ago, with a routine U.S. government contract for environmental toxicologist Dan Peplow, a long-time member of Seattle Mennonite Church. So learned about 100 people at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on Feb. 6, 2013, as they listened to guest speaker Sarah Augustine, now marr ...More

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Student Academy Award Winning Artist to Premiere Work at EMU

Tal Shamir, a 2011 Student Academy Award winner, will premiere his latest video installation, “Di-Framing Vermeers,” on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The installation will include raw footage from Shamir’s 2011 Academy Award winning film, “The Vermeers.” Shamir proposes to exhibi ...More

Shane Claibourne, Christian activist and bestselling author, addresses hundreds in Lehman Auditorium of Eastern Mennonite University on lessons to be drawn from Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Lindsey Kolb)

Shane Claiborne Challenges Students to Address Injustice

For Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) student Brad Mullet, part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy means volunteerism. (Check out photos of MLK Day!) Mullet, a 19-year-old sophomore from Berlin, Ohio, joined fellow students Monday afternoon helping to clean up Blacks Run in Harrisonburg. The volunteer project was ...More

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Shane Claiborne To Lead EMU in Remembering King

Prominent Christian activist, author and dynamic speaker, Shane Claiborne, will lead Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. during university chapel on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. In addition, EMU is teaming up with the United Way of ...More

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Writers Read Jan. 31: Katie Fallon Writes Gently on Her Environmental Passions

Katie Fallon, an outdoor enthusiast and bird lover who authored Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), kicks off the spring “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Campus Center room 105. Reserve tickets ...More