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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 “aft ...More


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

Peace Camp

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


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

Ed Martin

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

Participants in the Muslim-Christian dialogue at Eastern Mennonite University

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

Iranian Speaker Advocates Peace Studies

“Understanding Peace in Iran” was the focus of a presentation by Muhammad A. Legenhausen of Qom, Iran, during an “Abraham’s Tent” forum held Friday, July 30. Dr. Muhammad A. Legenhausen speaks an ...More

In Third Year, Interfaith Peace Camp Keeps Growing

By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record As one of the final activities during Interfaith Peace Camp week, children created and flew kites that included each camper’s personal “message of peac ...More

Interfaith Peace Camp Promotes Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Skills for Area Children

"Building Bridges, Building Peace" is the theme for the third annual Interfaith Peace Camp to be held at EMU June 22-July 2. Children at the 2009 Interfaith Peace Camp enjoyed learning to knot comforters as part of a service project. ...More