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Why EMU has a heart for mental healthcare

The first night at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Virginia, was horribly memorable. Emory Layman, assigned by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work as an attendant at the mental hospital during World War II, was shown to a bed in a cramped office, just off the noisy ward full of patients, many of them shackled to their beds. He later wrote: I shall never forget that first ni ...More

Conscientious Objector Speaks About Realities of War

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record EMU grad MJ Sharp at chapel on Wednesday. Photo by Jim Bishop When M.J. Sharp graduated from EMU in 2005, his conscientious objection to war was “merely academic.” But over the last two years, all that has cha ...More

Students Learn from WWII Conscientious Objectors

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