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Learners from 35 nations gather for peacebuilding institute

By Chris Edwards They turned to greet neighbors, each invited to speak in his or her native language. Many said “Hello”; a few, “Hola!” or “Bonjour.” Sebastian Bukenya, a young Roman Catholic priest from Uganda, asked, “Oli otya!” (in the Luganda language, “How are you?”). The mood among these 84 visitors from 35 nation ...More

Summer institute at EMU trains peacebuilders

Program Draws Activists From Around The World To Valley By Jeremy Hunt, Daily News-Record Folks representing cultures from all over the world dance Monday at an event marking the end of the first of four sessions of a peacebuilding program at Eastern Mennonite Univer ...More

SPI Speaker Champions Abducted Children

Every parent’s worst nightmare is to have a child abducted. In Uganda, that may mean knowing your child is being forced to perform atrocities or being used as a sex slave. This was the reality for Angelina Atyam for nearly eight years. On Monday, June 2, Atyam told her powerful story of hate and desire for revenge changed to forgiveness toward those who devastated and traumatized ...More

EMU Wins U.S. Competition for Fulbrighters

Fulbright Scholars with president Swartzendruber Photo by Jim Bishop EMU has been named the winner of a refereed competition among U.S. univ ...More