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    Smiles, music, hugs, dancing, food, beauty, love, can be found at the International Festival this Saturday

    September 25th, 2014

    More than 9,000 people are expected to flow through the Harrisonburg International Festival this Saturday (09/27/14) swaying to music from a half-dozen areas of the world, partaking of food from multi-cultures, perusing international crafts, wearing or viewing national costumes, and making unity flags at a booth staffed by Eastern Mennonite University, one of the festival’s …More

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    Student wins award for speech that questions sponsor’s policy

    September 23rd, 2014

    In a 2014 bi-national peace oratorical contest, Eastern Mennonite University student Seth Stauffer won second place in a speech that questioned one of the policies of the contest’s sponsor, Mennonite Central Committee. The policy has to do with how people working with MCC talk about their host countries when they go overseas. They are to …More

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    EMU peacebuilding programs recognized by Virginia Living magazine

    September 12th, 2014

    In a “State of Education” supplement published with its October 2014 issue, Virginia Living magazine listed Eastern Mennonite University among its picks for the top colleges and high schools in the state. The magazine mentioned several graduate peacebuilding programs offered by EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and grouped EMU with 11 other four-year universities …More

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    EMU filmmakers contribute to grassroots struggle to preserve environment in northwestern Wisconsin

    September 11th, 2014

    Major news media such as Al-Jazeera America and the New York Times are paying attention to an environmental and political crisis developing in northwestern Wisconsin, and Eastern Mennonite University professor Paulette Moore and her spring documentary students are in the middle of the news story. Their film, “To Wisconsin With Love,” is helping to shape …More

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    From Solferino to peacebuilding – Lisa Schirch’s family tradition of humanitarianism

    July 11th, 2014

    This essay by EMU research professor Lisa Schirch, PhD, was first published on the website of the International Committee of the Red Cross on June 23, 2014. As background context, June 24 marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Solferino. The fighting in northern Italy pitted allied French and Sardinian troops against Austrian forces in a …More

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