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Students Earn Credits Off Campus, Learning in New Ways and New Places

Bekah Enns’ great-grandparents would not recognize the way she is pursuing an academic degree in 2013. For one thing, the senior history major at Eastern Mennonite University spent last semester off campus, testing her work skills in her three academic minors—pre-law, political science, and ...More

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Visiting Scholar From Iran at EMU

A Muslim scholar from Iran is teaching at Eastern Mennonite University this academic year as part of a new three-year visiting scholar series. Amir Akrami, from the Iranian Institute of Philosophy in Tehran, is teaching two courses during the spring semester 2013 – “Introduction to Islam” and “Issues in Islam.” During the fall semester he taught a non-credit mini-course on Isla ...More

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EMU, UVA and George Mason Co-Host Scriptural Reasoning Tour

Scriptural scholars from the University of Virginia joined peers from others parts of North America at Eastern Mennonite University during the third week of June (2012) to experience “Mennonite influence, faithfulness and peacebuilding,” said Peter Ochs, co-founder of the annual Scriptural Reasoning Training Tour. “The Mennonite community’s dedication to peace is a signif ...More

Participants in the Muslim-Christian dialogue at Eastern Mennonite University

Muslims and Christians from Morocco and U.S. Meet at EMU

Twenty-four leaders from Morocco and the United States met at Eastern Mennonite University Feb. 10-13, 2011, with a smaller follow-up session at Georgetown University on Feb. 14, in a quest for better understanding between Morocco’s Muslims and America’s evangelical Christians. Richard Cizik, a prominent Christian evangelical lobbyist in Washington, D.C.,, conceived ...More

Veteran Missionary to Speak at EMU Interfaith Forum on Dialogue with Muslims

Bertha Beachy, long-time missions worker in Africa and the Middle East, will speak at EMU on October 12 on interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims. Bertha Be ...More

Iranian Speaker Advocates Peace Studies

“Understanding Peace in Iran” was the focus of a presentation by Muhammad A. Legenhausen of Qom, Iran, during an “Abraham’s Tent” forum held Friday, July 30. Dr. Muhammad A. Legenhausen speaks an ...More

In Third Year, Interfaith Peace Camp Keeps Growing

By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record As one of the final activities during Interfaith Peace Camp week, children created and flew kites that included each camper’s personal “message of peac ...More

Interfaith Peace Camp Promotes Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Skills for Area Children

"Building Bridges, Building Peace" is the theme for the third annual Interfaith Peace Camp to be held at EMU June 22-July 2. Children at the 2009 Interfaith Peace Camp enjoyed learning to knot comforters as part of a service project. ...More

MCC Couple to Outline Middle East Issues

Cindy and Daryl Byler (back row, left) with young friends in Gaza. Two EMU student organizations are co-sponsoring an event meant to challenge the EMU and larger community with the issue of economic justice in Israel-Palestine. J. Daryl and Cindy Byler, Mennonite ...More