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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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University Chapel Ushers in Christmas Season

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will usher in the Christmas season on Monday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m., in Lehman Auditorium with a university chapel on the theme, “Love still takes the risk of birth.” “We offer this chapel as a gift to the greater EMU community and neighborhood, celebrating the fait ...More

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UPDATE: Election-Day Communion Sweeping Across Nation

A CNN blog explaining the call for an election-day communion, written by Mennonite pastor Mark Schloneger (a graduate of EMU’s seminary), has attracted over 3,000 comments and even more “likes.” Nearly 800 congregations, schools, a ...More

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Faith, Hope and Love the Focus of Spiritual Life Week

Faith. Hope. Love. Those three words will be the center of discussion for Ted Swartz ’89, MACL ’92 of Ted & Company, during Spiritual Life Week at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Oct. 30-Nov. 2. “Ted combines a love of the Bible with outrageous humor and fresh perspective,” says ...More

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EMU Opens Convocation “Like No Other”

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber called students, faculty and staff to be “like no other,” as a Christian university and as servant leaders, to the standing-room only crowd in Lehman Auditorium during opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29. “The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us that those ...More

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Disney Urges Larger Role for Women in Peacebuilding

Commencement speaker Abigail Disney asked the graduates of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to support a greater role for women in the political arena, particularly in peace negotiations. If more women were at the negotiating tables, suggested Disney, wars would likely end sooner and on terms that permit faster healing. She cited a United Nations study that found that less than 3 perce ...More

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EMU Plans Memorial Service for Student

Campus Ministries has scheduled a campus memorial service for Wed., April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Common Grounds for a time to remember Theodore (Theo) Brian Yoder, class of 2012. Yoder, 22, the son of Brian and Lynn Yoder of Kalona, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 12, after an intermittent 12-year battle with various c ...More

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Spring Break Y-Trips: A Labor of Love

Instead of sun, sand and surf, they will head to the inner cities or coal towns to perform a labor of love, doing so willingly and with much satisfaction. Every year for spring break, several student groups spend the nine-day period doing service projects in various locales in the states – under the Young People’s Christian Associ ...More

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Be “Screen-Free” for Sabbath

It’s time to turn off the television, disconnect from Facebook, put away the cell phone and reconnect with YOU! “Screen-Free Sabbath,” sponsored by the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) student life division’s Sustain YOU! initiative, focuses on care of self and prioritizing a balanced li ...More