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Justice Lecture Features Renowned Poet

Julia Spicher Kasdorf will be the featured speaker during the Justice Lectures on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m., in Martin Chapel in the Seminary building. Spicher Kasdorf is an associate professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State University. She will address “Water: Mother of Many Names,” at the 3:30 p.m. session and “Mightier than the ...More

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EMU, UVA and George Mason Co-Host Scriptural Reasoning Tour

Scriptural scholars from the University of Virginia joined peers from others parts of North America at Eastern Mennonite University during the third week of June (2012) to experience “Mennonite influence, faithfulness and peacebuilding,” said Peter Ochs, co-founder of the annual Scriptural Reasoning Training Tour. “The Mennonite community’s dedication to peace is a signif ...More

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Interfaith Engagement Series to Spark Dialogue

The Center for Interfaith Engagement at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is offering a forum and film series to spark dialogue and encourage relationships based on mutual respect and understanding. “Our goal is to increase understanding of Islam and Judaism within the EMU community and strengthen interfaith relationships in the Harrisonburg area through building relationships wit ...More

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Luce Foundation Awards Grant To EMU’s Interfaith Work

A grant of $355,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation will spur the expansion of interfaith dialogue, peacebuilding and humanitarian service at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) over the next three years. The grant will be dispersed in increments of $119,000 in 20 ...More

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EMU Plans 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community will pause and reflect this week, along with the rest of the world, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Sept. 11 brought devastating loss to thousands of people in New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and around the world. It changed our worldview from “before 9/11″ to “after 9/1 ...More

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Ongoing Conversation Seeks to Tear Down Walls, Build Relationships

A 10-year-old interfaith dialogue between Mennonite and Muslim scholars – held in Canada and Iran over the years – continued in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) in early June. The dialogue, hosted by Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), and co-hosted by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Conrad Grebel University was the fifth of its kind and brought ...More

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At Interfaith Peace Camp, seeds of friendship sprout in fun

What does a bike-powered ice-cream maker have to do with peace and justice? A lot, for the 47 children from grades 1-6 attending June’s Interfaith Peace Camp — a collaboration by Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement with local faith communities. “At the heart of peacebuilding is relationship building,” notes a statement of the camp’s purpose. ...More

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Forum to Probe Women’s Peace Efforts

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University is hosting an event, “Women, War and Peace,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 10 in the MainStage Theater of the University Commons. The program will feature Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney, along with other women from around the world who are involved in peacebuilding i ...More

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EMU Program Changes Name, Appoints Director

Ed Martin of Akron, Pa., has been named director of the Center for Interfaith Engagement at Eastern Mennonite University. The Center – earlier referred to as “Abraham’s Tent” – provides space for people from a variety of faith traditions to dialogue and collaborate on areas of common understanding. “Ed’s proven track record of relationship-building in places as diverse ...More

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Muslims and Christians from Morocco and U.S. Meet at EMU

Twenty-four leaders from Morocco and the United States met at Eastern Mennonite University Feb. 10-13, 2011, with a smaller follow-up session at Georgetown University on Feb. 14, in a quest for better understanding between Morocco’s Muslims and America’s evangelical Christians. Richard Cizik, a prominent Christian evangelical lobbyist in Washington, D.C.,, conceived ...More