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EMU Opens Convocation “Like No Other”

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber called students, faculty and staff to be “like no other,” as a Christian university and as servant leaders, to the standing-room only crowd in Lehman Auditorium during opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29. “The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us that those ...More

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Check Out Graduate Studies for Peacebuilding

Interested in a graduate education that increased the knowledge of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate? The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University invites you to visit campus the week of Oct. 8-12, 2012, to meet the faculty, staff and students and get to know the place that thousands of peacebuilders around the world view as the ...More

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Gbowee Carries Olympic Flag at Ceremony

Leymah Gbowee, one of three recipients jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, carried in the Olympic flag with seven other humanitarians during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. “It was an amazing experience and honor to join ath ...More

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EMU Prof Pauses Dialogue With Military To Do Art

One might reasonably expect Lisa Schirch, a research professor with EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), to believe that the best the American military can do in Afghanistan is simply get out of Afghans’ way as they rebuild their country. That American military and diplomatic l ...More

Weaving Life: Dan Terry EMU Documentary

A Humanitarian’s Story

Courtesy Daily News Record, May 1, 2012 Dan Terry devoted his life to helping Afghan people. For nearly four decades, the humanitarian aid worker coordinated small-scale community development projects throughout the struggling country until his murder in 2010. “I never know how to describe what my dad did. Every time I called him, he was doing something different ...More

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“Weaving Life” Documentary to Highlight Life of Dan Terry

Dan Terry, 64, was among 10 humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan in August 2010, but his remarkable life cannot be defined by his brutal death. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Visual and Communication Arts students, intrigued by Terry’s story of commitment and humility, will present a documentary, “Weaving Life,” that explor ...More

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CJP, Baptist Theological Seminary Partner for Justice and Peacebuilding Degree

Courtesy Religious Herald, Apr. 10, 2012 A concentration in justice and peacebuilding will be available to master of divinity degree students at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) beginning this fall, in a collaborative effort a seminary spokesman said ...More

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Gbowee Opens Up on Life after Nobel Prize

Leymah Gbowee, one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and Eastern Mennonite University Alumnus of the Year, spoke with the Daily Observer about life after the peace prize and her foundation, “Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.” Gbowee earned a master’s degree in conflict transformation from EMU’s ...More

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CJP, Theater and VaCA Provide Collaborative Events

Two events at Eastern Mennonite University this week showcase the intersection between the arts and creating a more peaceful world. “The Feminine Divine: Embrace and Release” is a participatory dance workshop facilitated by Akiko Ishihara and framed by graphic posters designed by Chelsea Kight. It will be held Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., in the ...More

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Gbowee Shares “Greatness of Girls” at Conference

Leymah Gbowee spoke on the “greatness of girls” and the creation of the Young Girls Transformative Project at the 2012 TED conference. Gbowee, who earned a master’s degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in 2007, shared h ...More