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EMU alumnus and preacher Leonard Dow

Atypical Anabaptist: Alumnus Leonard Dow Brings ‘Mennocostal’ Preaching To EMU

Leonard Dow is making a name for himself. Around Philadelphia and throughout Mennonite Church USA, the 47-year-old is turning heads and people are listening. It’s hard not to. Beads of sweat bubble all over Dow’s forehead as he delivers energetic, poignant sermons. The 47-year-old black preacher isn’t your cookie cutter Mennonite. Some in the “City of Brotherl ...More

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EMU Alumnus to Lead Spiritual Life Week

A Philadelphia church leader will lead spring Spiritual Life Week Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 16-19 at Eastern Mennonite University. Leonard Dow will seek to combine his reflections on pastoral ministry in an urban and multicultural context while addressing the program theme, “Called by God.” Sche ...More

Dialogue on Race and Diversity chapel

EMU Grads Honor Classmate, Desegregation During Black History Month

Jay B. Landis never thought the 1954 class song he co-wrote would be performed after its debut at that year’s commencement ceremony at Eastern Mennonite University. But on Friday, 57 years after graduation, Landis and five classmates stood in the same Lehman Auditorium on the campus of EMU singing that same tune. The group of mostly retired EMU professors sang in honor of th ...More

EMU's Black Student Union

EMU Celebrating Black History Month

The multicultural services office and the Black Student Union join in planning and celebrating “Black History Month” at Eastern Mennonite University. Activities opened Friday, Feb. 4, with a university chapel presentation by Mark Metzler Sawin, associate professor of history ...More

Tweet Talking’s Fine, Mennonite Ministers Told, but First ‘Know Thyself’

Brian Gumm of the EMU School of Leadership Training offers insights into spreading the church’s message in the digital age during a seminar at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on Tuesday. Gumm discu ...More

Martin Luther King Jr.

EMU to Honor Life/Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

EMU will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a chapel service and several other special events, all open to the public. “The goal of this year’s celebration at EMU is to reflect on the strong faith commitments that kindled Martin Luther King’s passion for social justice,” said Marvin Lorenzana, director of ...More

Campus pastor Brian Martin Burkholder leads a prayer of blessing and sending during Spring 2011 convocation

President’s Convocation Message Calls Students to Serve and Lead

What does it mean to serve and lead in a global context? Loren Swartzendruber, president of EMU, addressed this question in a convocation address Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, in Lehman Auditorium at the start of second semester. “Every single one of us, no matter our roles in life, will only be sustained and energized if we know we ...More

Spain and Morocco cross-cultural chapel

Spain/Morocco Cross-Cultural Students Recount Their Study Abroad

Twenty-four EMU students returned to campus obviously elated by their “life-changing” experiences of the fall 2010 semester. “Thank you, EMU, for the incredible opportunities we had,” the group said in a university chapel service Wednesday, Dec. 14. The students spent time in Spain and Morocco th ...More

Augsburger Lecture Series Focuses on Faith-based Peace and Justice

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Border Ministry Worker to Speak During Spiritual Life Week

Mark Adams, a Presbyterian Church USA minister who works at building relationships with people on both sides of the US-Mexico border, will speak during Spiritual Life Week, Oct. 25-29, 2010. Read more… ...More