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Alumni couple shares the love that goes around and comes around with new Fortress of Hope family in Nicaragua

In October, Mitchell and Lauren Yoder left everything they knew for Managua, Nicaragua and the children’s home called Forteleza de Esperanza [Fortress of Hope]. What caused these two Eastern Mennonite University alumni to make such a move, leaving behind full-time teaching jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia? The couple was inspired ...More


EMU, Goshen Alumni Go “Back To The Roots”

For local group The Walking Roots Band, playing music together is a natural extension of collective friendship. The band formed when four friends started playing music under the name The Federation during their time at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). It’s been together in some form or fashion for more than five years, but the last few months have been big for the local band. ...More


Band Gives Old Hymns New Life

The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia-based band made up of primarily Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates, is taking centuries-old hymn texts and putting them to music that is accessible and appealing to younger Christians. Their first album “Shelter: ...More