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‘How can we be silent?’: Mennonite education is more important now than ever, says executive director of Mennonite Education Agency

Carlos Romero is Executive Director of Mennonite Education Agency. This article originally ran in the January issue of The Mennonite magazine, focused on education.  I can’t remember living in a ... read more about ‘How can we be silent?’: Mennonite education is more important now than ever, says executive director of Mennonite Education Agency

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Special education teacher Sarah Beck ’11 Weirich on what she values about EMU’s teacher preparation program

 Sarah Beck Weirich, a 2011 EMU graduate, has taught special education in Rockingham County and Covington, Virginia, and is now teaching in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She shares how her EMU ... read more about Special education teacher Sarah Beck ’11 Weirich on what she values about EMU’s teacher preparation program

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‘Let Your Life Speak’: Fall/Winter 2016 Crossroads features alumni empowering neighbors in multicultural U.S.

The fall/winter 2016 issue of Crossroads focuses on Eastern Mennonite University alumni who have made conscious choices, whether vocational or avocational, to work in multicultural settings as advocates for social ... read more about ‘Let Your Life Speak’: Fall/Winter 2016 Crossroads features alumni empowering neighbors in multicultural U.S.

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Young black girls show effects of racism, sexism and historical trauma, writes social work professor Melody M. Pannell

Professor Melody M. Pannell shares experiences in researching the effects of racism and sexism, as well as historical trauma, on the mental health of young black girls in this article for the magazine of Mennonite Women USA.     ... read more about Young black girls show effects of racism, sexism and historical trauma, writes social work professor Melody M. Pannell from Timbrel

EMU alumni RaMona Stahl is the Welcome Center coordinator for Harrisonburg City Public Schools. RaMona meets with Hemen Mohammed and Basazzin Abdullah to discuss their son’s class selection.  They have moved to Harrisonburg from Kurdistan. Left to right, Hemen Mohammed, RaMona Stahl, Basazzin Abdullah.

English language learners benefit from EMU educators influenced by Anabaptist values in Harrisonburg, Virginia, reports researcher in Sojourners magazine

In a time of rapid change and new demographics in the United States, some communities are better equipped to respond to integration of non-English-speaking immigrant and refugee populations. Because of ... read more about English language learners benefit from EMU educators influenced by Anabaptist values in Harrisonburg, Virginia, reports researcher in Sojourners magazine

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‘We don’t want differences to keep us apart’: School for Leadership Training focuses on connecting across divisiveness

Congregations must grapple with the contentious times in which we live. Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2017 School for Leadership Training (SLT) will speak to divisions of race, power, privilege and ideology—and ... read more about ‘We don’t want differences to keep us apart’: School for Leadership Training focuses on connecting across divisiveness

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Restorative justice retreat draws law enforcement practitioners for networking, resources and planning

Representatives from six police departments across the country attended a law enforcement retreat on restorative justice Nov. 11-13 near Harrisonburg, Virginia. The retreat was co-hosted by the Harrisonburg (Virginia) Police ... read more about Restorative justice retreat draws law enforcement practitioners for networking, resources and planning