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Writers Read Author Discusses Leaving the Amish

Saloma Miller Furlong always liked the way Burlington, Vt., looked in her school history books. So, when she decided to leave her Ohio Amish community at the age of 20, that’s where she headed. When she got there, she felt like a new person. “I got my dream job as a waitress at Pizza Hut,” she said in the PBS documentary “The Amish,” from which ...More

Symposium on ‘Forgiveness’ Focuses on Amish Tragedy

The blood was hardly dry on the bare board floor of the West Nickel Mines School in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pa., when Amish parents sent words of forgiveness to the family of the killer who had executed their children. The world was stunned and outraged at the senseless, unprecedented assault on the one-room Amish school that took the lives of five children and wounded five ot ...More

Seminary Dean to Open ‘Writers Read’ Series

The language and literature department will hold its first “Writers Read” program of the new school year Thursday, Sept. 18. ...More

Historians Examine Amish, Mennonite Response to Civil War Conflict

James O. Lehman, librarian emeritus at EMU and archivist for Virginia Mennonite Conference Two experts in Anabaptist studies have collaborated on the first scholarly examination of pacifism during the Civil War. “Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil War,& ...More

Noted Poet Julia Kasdorf to Speak

The language and literature department at Eastern Mennonite University will hold another “Writers Read” program 5:30 p.m. Thursd ...More