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School for Leadership Training to challenge churches to consider the ‘nones’

The Pew Research Center made news with its 2012 report that the fastest growing U.S. “denomination” was the “Nones,” the “religiously unaffiliated” who answer “none of the above” when asked which religious community they belong to. One-fifth of the U.S. population and one-third of adults under 30 do not identify with a particu ...More

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Students Reflect Changing Face of Church

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been dispatched to diverse contexts in relationship to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). This included Spanish conversations in Sarasota, Fla., gathering around a ping-pong table in the basement of a rowhouse in the District of Columbia, and listening to stories of growing up far away while eating at a Mennonite-owned sushi restaurant in Philadelphia. I ...More

Students Exploring Ministry Interests

Emily Derstine, a JPCS major at EMU, with her supervisor, Kirk Hanger, an EMU alumnus, at Nueva Esperanza/New Hope Fellowship in suburban Washington, D.C. A record-setting 10 students ha ...More

Wife of Former EMU President Dies

Mary Jane Detweiler, wife of the late Richard C. Detweiler, sixth president of Eastern Mennonite University, died Dec. 1 at Dock Terrace Nursing Home near Lansdale, Pa., at age 79. Mrs. Detweiler served with her husband in Ha ...More