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Calvin Shenk ’59 does not have to face the existential question of whether he would be willing to die in a nonviolent act to save the life of another person. He would. The test came in 1985. Shenk and his wife Marie were leading an EMU group that was staying temporarily in a Palestinian community in the Middle East. Shenk heard an argument outside his apartme ...More

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EMU, Seminary alumnus named president of Virginia Mennonite Missions

Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member sear ...More

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One Alum Passes the Torch to Another as CEO for Large Retirement Community

A hospital administrator and community leader will be the new president and chief executive officer of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Va., starting in April. Judith (Reitz) Trumbo ’82 succeeds Ron Yoder ’68, who is retiring. VMRC, neighboring Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on the northeast, has a $20 million annual budg ...More

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EMU Grad Grows Hope in the Desert

Emma Stahl-Wert is growing hope, one vegetable at a time. As garden coordinator for the Primavera Foundation, Stahl-Wert plans and manages community gardens at transitional housing properties in Tucson, Ariz., where she is in the middle of a two-year term with Mennonite Voluntary Service, a Mennonite Mission Network program. Each week, Stahl-Wert, 22, works alongside residents, ...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

EMU Prof to Help Launch Peace Program in Israel

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Mennonite Study Group Visits China

Participants in a consultation held Oct. 13 at the Institute of World Religions, Division of Christianity (Beijing). Standing (l to r): Elmer S. Miller, Philadephia; Myrrl Byler, Harrisonburg; Xiyi Yao (Kevin), Hong Kong (with MMN); third from r ...More

Seminary Student Teaches Bible Classes in Spanish

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Spreading the Word Through Dance

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Book Explores Anabaptist-Muslim Dialogue

A new book, ‘Anabaptists Meeting Muslims: A Calling for Presence in the Way of Christ,’ explores the many ways Anabaptist Christians have engaged the Muslim community over the years. Read more… ...More