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Iraqi Returns For Grad Degree After 8-Year Absence

In the eight years since first attending the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at Eastern Mennonite University, Ala Ali, an Iraqi-Kurdish civil society activist and peacebuilder, has put the lessons she learned then to extensive practical use. Now the program development manager for the Iraqi Al-Amal Association, a development, human rights an ...More

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Speech-Winner Ties Conflict to Systemic Injustice

A call for peace echoed throughout the University Commons as eight Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students raised their voices for peacemaking in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Rose Byler, a senior social work major from Goshen ...More

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary hires new professor

David Evans will nurture and push students as they wade into the increasingly diverse religious contexts of the world. The newest member of the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) faculty in Harrisonburg, Va., Evans has been named assistant professor of history, mission, intercultural and interfaith studies. Evans brings expertise in cultural analy ...More

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Helmuth Named Valley Fundraiser of the Year

Phil Helmuth sees no contradiction between his two longtime professions: ordained Mennonite minister and fundraiser for Mennonite-backed causes. Both roles are relationship-based and mission-oriented, he says. Phil grew up in Arcola, Ill., where his father owned a farm-machinery business. He enrolled in Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) for 1972-73, married fellow undergraduate ...More

Peace Lecturer Questions Need of World War II

Article courtesy Bluffton University BLUFFTON, Ohio—The necessity of World War II isn’t as clear-cut as widely believed, Bluffton University’s Keeney Peace Lecturer told a campus audience Oct. 25. ...More

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Humility Links Nobel Winner and Alum Who Was Killed

Being humble in the face of adversity and joy intertwined two alumni honored for their devotion to peace and relief of suffering on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “From the moment I was announced as one of the core recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, every night and morning I say my prayers [and] I ask, ‘Lord, keep me humble,’” said ...More

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Nobel Prize Winner Connected to Peace-Church Tradition

One of the three women receiving the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee, is closely connected with the “peace-church tradition” of the Mennonites. Gbowee, who shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and ...More

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What Answer to Malaria?

An Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) economics professor is a major player in an impassioned debate among malaria experts around the world about the best way to reduce the incidence of malaria. Chris D. Gingrich, who teaches in EMU’s business and economics department and MBA program, says everyone agrees that malaria is the largest health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, causing 300-500 ...More

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Students Issue Calls for Peace in Oratorical Contest

Seven Eastern Mennonite University students raised their voices in a call for practical peacemaking Mar. 25, 2011, in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratory contest. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in an 8-10 minute address of 1,500 words or less. Jessica Sarriot, a senior peacebuilding and Development major originally from Paris, Franc ...More

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EMU Program Changes Name, Appoints Director

Ed Martin of Akron, Pa., has been named director of the Center for Interfaith Engagement at Eastern Mennonite University. The Center – earlier referred to as “Abraham’s Tent” – provides space for people from a variety of faith traditions to dialogue and collaborate on areas of common understanding. “Ed’s proven track record of relationship-building in places as diverse ...More