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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

Students from the 2011 Christian Movement in the Mediterranean sail out of a small port in Greece.

Explore the Bible via Sailing in the Mediterranean

Professor of mission Linford Stutzman will lead a cross-cultural program via boat around the eastern Mediterranean in May 2012. The group will explore Athens, Ephesus, Corinth and many other sites of New Testament churches, usually traveling as the apostle Paul did in the Book of Acts. The trip, called ...More

Joni Sancken

Preach Better at a Discounted Rate

Eastern Mennonite Seminary is offering an advanced preaching class during the spring semester at a special rate. Pastors and lay leaders will be able to take the class for $460, one-third the cost of a regular course. The class is offered in conjunction with ...More

Cross-cultural commissioning

Gambian bishop to speak on working in his Muslim country

S. Tilewa Johnson, PhD, will speak on being a Christian leader in a predominately Muslim country 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in university chapel as part of International Education Week. In addition, Johnson will speak at seminary chapel at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Johnson, bishop of the Diocese of The Gambia, is th ...More


Economy, Stewardship Focus of School for Leadership Training

Everence Financial and Eastern Mennonite to cosponsor upcoming event Spaces are filling up fast for this year’s School for Leadership Training (SLT) January 16-18, 2012 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Plenary speaker Walter Brueggemann, and workshops on the theme “God and Mammon: Reframing Stewardship Amidst Abundance, Scarcity and Conflict” are contributing to an unpr ...More


Record Incoming Class Boosts Fall Enrollment

Incoming students cast their vote for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in record numbers as an influx of 234 new faces marks a third straight year of increased total enrollment. Total undergraduate, graduate and seminary enrollment was 1,605, compared to 1,589 last fall, according to figures released by David A. Detrow, uni ...More

Help Offered for Church Conflicts

Leaders of churches that sometimes experience turmoil and disagreements—all church leaders, basically—can benefit from a weekend course at Eastern Mennonite University this fall. The course combines teachings from EMU’s conflict transformation program and its seminary. ...More


Seminary Students Age 23 to 65

What do schoolteachers, pastors, missionaries, retirees, recent college grads and nurses have in common? They are all started classes at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) the week of Aug 29. When the newest class at EMS gathered for orientation this week they ranged from age 23 to at least 65, or perhaps older than they’d like to admit. They are Mennonite, United Methodist, Presbyte ...More

Nelson Okanya

EMS Grad Appointed Mission Organization President

SALUNGA, Pa. – Nelson Okanya, a 2003 Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) graduate, has been appointed as the next President of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM), beginning October 1, 2011. In a press release EMM said, “Okanya brings a unique blend of experiences – including theological education, pastoral leadership, and cross-cultural missions – ...More

Michael A. King on his first year as seminary dean

After his first year as Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va., vice-president and seminary dean, Michael A. King reflects on success, failure and goals for the next year. ...More