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EMU Professor Urges Shift in Iraqi, Afghan Strategy

The United States needs to invest more in development and diplomacy to address root causes of insecurity worldwide. And in Iraq, Afghanistan and other global hot spots, local residents must be empowered to build peace and security from the grass roots. That’s according to Dr. Lisa Schirch, an Eastern Mennonite University professor who has spent con ...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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CJP Prof Lisa Schirch Talks About ‘Peacebuilding at the Pentagon’

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CJP Prof’s Washington Post Op-ed: ‘Two Wars in Iraq’

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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

EMU Group to Hold Iraq Prayer Vigil

The Peace Fellowship at Eastern Mennonite University will hold a 24-hour prayer vigil for the people of Iraq and the ongoing conflict there on Thursday, Sept. 20. A prayer “tent” will be erected on the front campus near Northlawn Residence Hall, and persons are invited to pray in half-hour time blocks from midnight to midnight. Passersby will be invited to offer their own p ...More

University Holds Second Vigil for Iraq Hostages

“Rina Kashyap, a Fulbright student from India in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, reflects on Canadian hostage Harmeet Singh Sooden at the prayer vi ...More

Iraq Hostage Has EMU Connection

Participants reflect and pray on the EMU Campus Center plaza for the four Christian Peacemaker Team members being held hostage in Iraq. Photo by Jim Bishop ...More

Symbol of Suffering and Death Offers New Life

I can feel it in the air, in my face, in my creaky bones. It’s still cool, even wintry-like at times, but change is happening – slowly, quietly, surely. Around our house, daffodils and tulips force their way through the crusty mulch, testing conditions, deciding whether to thrust forth with confidence or retreat to whence they came. Fat robins cavort in our yard ...More