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From aspiring medical student to popularizing international hiking routes

David Landis ’04 grew up hearing stories about the Middle East. His dad, Steve Landis ’77, had gone on EMU’s very first cross-cultural to the region in 1975, and from the time David arrived on campus as a student himself, he knew he wanted to go too. The wish came true in the fall of 2002, when Landis and 29 other students left for a semest ...More

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Check Out Middle East, Guatemala and Colombia Cross-Cultural Blogs and Photos

Blogs and photos from cross-cultural programs to the Middle East and Guatemala and Colombia are now available on the EMU cross-cultural program ...More

Veteran Missionary to Speak at EMU Interfaith Forum on Dialogue with Muslims

Bertha Beachy, long-time missions worker in Africa and the Middle East, will speak at EMU on October 12 on interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims. Bertha Be ...More

God’s Security Strategy: commentary by Lisa Schirch in November issue of Sojourners

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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

Student Baptized in Jordan on Easter

EMU student John A. Tyson said he “had thought about it for some time and felt that the time and place were right.” And so, early on Easter Sunday, 2008, the EMU junior biblical studies and philosophy major from Lansdale, Pa., was baptized in the Jordan River into the community of faith. ...More

Second EMU Group Leaves on Cross-Cultural

Thirty EMU students were commissioned during a chapel service Friday, Jan. 11 for a semester of study and learning in the Middle East and embarked later the same day. It is the fifth time for ...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

Student Named Undergraduate ‘Fellow’

Timothy H. Shenk, a student at Eastern Mennonite University, has been named a 2006 Undergraduate Fellow by The Fund for Theological Education (FTE). He is one of 70 students from across the country who have been awarded a fellowship as p ...More