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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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Students Report on ‘Life-Changing’ Cross-culturals

“May I see your photo ID, please?” Everyone entering Lehman Auditorium Wednesday morning, Apr. 23, for the final chapel of spring semester was asked to produce a personal identification or “please step aside.” Students in EMU’s semester-long Middle East program acted as border guards as people convened f ...More

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

Middle East Forum to be Held

The ongoing Middle East conflict and signs of encouragement will be the focus of a forum to be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. Alain Epp Weaver, long-term Mennonite Central Committee representative in Palestine/Israel and specialist in Jewish-Christian dialogue, will discuss the possibilities for reconciliatio ...More

‘Get Your Hands Dirty,’ Archbishop Challenges Audiences

He’s not an imposing-looking man. But each time he took the podium, he didn’t mince words, but neither did he belittle his hearers. In turn, the audience was often visibly moved. Archbishop Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Arab, Christian and citizen of the modern state of Israel, brought his call for human understanding and practical response to the protracted conflict in the ...More

A Voice Of Peace

Elias Chacour, Christian-Palestinian-Israeli ambassador for peace, addresses a church leaders’ luncheon at EMU. Photo by Jim Bishop By Tom Mitchell, Dail ...More

Professors Lead Middle East Tour

Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and Kevin Clark, adjunct instructor at EMS , will lead a group to Israel/Palestine to tour the country and meet with Jews, Muslims and Palestinian Christians who live in the region. Read more… ...More

Palestinians Neglected, Trio Says

Sherene Abdulhadi (left), a Muslim Arab, Amira Hillal, a Christian Palestinian, and Roni Hammerman, a Jewish Israeli, speak at EMU ...More

Women to Discuss Mideast Peace Prospects

Three women representing three faith traditions will speak at Eastern Mennonite University Thursday, Oct. 27, on their shared vision of a peaceful resolution to the protracted Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Sherene Abdulhadi, a Muslim Palestinian from Jerusalem, Roni Hammerman, a Jewish Israeli from Jerusalem, and Amira Hillal, a Christian Palestinian from Beit Sahour in the West ...More