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Time to rebuild good relations with Iran, CJP Director argues in Richmond newspaper op-ed

When envoys from Iran and the world’s six major powers gather in Vienna today for a third round of talks about Iran’s nuclear program, you can safely bet that no one will say publicly that, 40 years ago, it was the United States who provided major support for launching Iran’s nuclear industry. Yet in my 10 trips to Iran over the past 20 years, I find that Iranians from every walk o ...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

EMU Hosts Interfaith Forum, Professor from Iran

Abraham’s Tent: A Center for Interfaith Engagement at EMU, hosted Dr. Rasoul Rasoulipour, a philosophy of religion professor in Tehran, Iran, for a day-long campus visit, May 25, 2010. The highly engaging Drs. Akrami, Rasoulipour ...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

Seminary Alumnus Heads MCC Washington Office

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World is Hungry for Peace Message, Says EMU Grad

‘The world is hungry for the kinds of things taught in our Mennonite schools,’ says Daryl Byler, alumnus of both EMU and EMS. Read more… ...More

Sweet Lemons – Mennonites and Iranians Relate

Dan Wesser, professor of international and political studies at EMU, gives an overview of the Iran visit, assisted by (l. to r.): Paul Yoder, Rachel Spory, Josh Brubaker and Fatemeh Darabi, a CJP student from Iran. Photos by Jim Bishop It was ...More

The Path of Respectful Engagement

Reprinted with permission from insidehighered.com By Pat Hostetter Martin, director of CJP’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute ...More

Foreign Film Series Crosses Boundaries

By Kelly Jasper, Daily News-Record Dan Wessner, professor of international studies at EMU The lights flicked on, and 40 pairs of eyes shifted their focus from the auditorium screen over to Dan Wessner. An hour and a half earl ...More

Seminary Prof Travels to Iran for Muslim Conference

Given the volatile political climate, a visit to Iran might seem highly unlikely for many. But N. Gerald Shenk, professor of church and society at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, saw it as a great opportunity. Read more… ...More