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Former Fulbright fellow, nationally known leader in human security, to speak at intercollegiate peace forum

Lisa Schirch, PhD, director of human security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a former Fulbright fellow in East and West Africa, will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 ...More

Students Host Intercollegiate Peace Conference

Some 60-70 students from five Anabaptist-related colleges are expected to converge at EMU for the annual student-run Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference. This year’s gathering will focus on the theme, “Backyard Peacebuilding – Cultivating Peace in Our Neighborhoods.” Keynote speaker ...More

Student-Run Peacebuilding Conference Scheduled for February

The annual student-run peacebuilding conference for all Anabaptist colleges is coming to EMU soon! Our students are hosting the 2010 event, which will focus on ‘Backyard Peacebuilding – Cultivating Peace in our Neighborhoods.’ Read more… ...More

Sleeping in Solidarity on the Hill

Sarah Harder, Weather Vane student newspaper On Tuesday nights, a small group of students gather on EMU’s hill to take part in “prayerfully sleeping” on the hill, which is a branch of peacekeepers. The group generally has a discussion about an issue related to a specific country or conflict with a focus on refugees. “We take ...More

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

‘Tents of Hope’ Raise Awareness of Darfur Crisis

EMU will host two “Tents of Hope” for Darfur on the campus front lawn Oct. 7 and 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The simulated refugee tents are meant to create awareness and support for the people of Darfur, Sudan, a region in the western part of the country wracked by military conflict and genocide. ...More

EMU Group to Hold Iraq Prayer Vigil

The Peace Fellowship at Eastern Mennonite University will hold a 24-hour prayer vigil for the people of Iraq and the ongoing conflict there on Thursday, Sept. 20. A prayer “tent” will be erected on the front campus near Northlawn Residence Hall, and persons are invited to pray in half-hour time blocks from midnight to midnight. Passersby will be invited to offer their own p ...More

Senior Given Peace Award

Peace award recipient Julia R. Gingrich with Dale Long (l.), who initiated the recognition, and Eugene Stoltzfus of Keezletown, Va., son of the late Grant M. Stoltzfus. The Stoltzf ...More

Student’s Protest Met with Pepper Spray

Junior Justin Shenk kneels and prays as protestors are sprayed with pepper spray during the presidential inauguration celebration. Copyright USATODAY, January 20, 2005. Reprinted with permission. by Rob ...More