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Former president Mumaw was “father” of Pleasant View

In the late 1960s, not long after John R. Mumaw had completed nearly two decades as EMU’s fourth president (1948-1965), he began to devote more attention to his concern for people with intellectual disabilities. This had been close to his heart since his great-nephew, Chester, was born with Down syndrome. Then moderator of the Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mumaw convened a committee t ...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

Professor Tackles Congregational Conflict Head-On

A new book by a faculty member in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU provides understanding and techniques for dealing with change and conflict in a setting one might least expect – the local congregation. ...More

EMU Prof to Help Launch Peace Program in Israel

ELKHART, Ind. ...More

Seminary Offers Training in Congregational Conflict Mediation

Many dynamics are at work when a church experiences major conflict – leadership is undermined, people take sides and become polarized, and in a worst case scenario, the congregation can split apart. Read more… ...More