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Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee to speak at 2014 commencement

Leymah Gbowee, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, will give the address at Eastern Mennonite University’s 96th commencement on Sunday, April 27. Gbowee is a 2007 graduate of EMU, with a master ...More

EMU 2012 Spring Graduation

Doubling Down On Success

Being twins, Justin and Joel Rittenhouse learned to share growing up: toys, birthdays, even, in one sense, each other’s face. Now, the 21-year-olds  share another distinction — Eastern Mennonite University graduate. The brothers were among the more than 400 Royals who received diplomas on Sunday during commencement exercises at the liberal arts school. ...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

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WVPT to Broadcast “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and WVPT-TV are co-sponsoring a special public screening of the documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of EMU. Following the screening, ...More

Peacebuilder alumna tells her story at EMU

Leymah Gbowee, a 2007 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (photo by Jon Styer) Her name is Leymah Gbowee, a 2007 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Pea ...More

Renowned peacebuilder and EMU alumna back on campus

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a gripping film account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for the African nation of Liberia, will be shown 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in Lehman Auditorium. Their leader, Leymah Gbowee, who organ ...More