Eastern Mennonite Seminary

EMS provides training programs and graduate degrees to prepare people for a variety of ministry and leadership roles in the church, academy and beyond. As an Anabaptist seminary, EMS has special emphasis in peacebuilding, biblical studies, spiritual formation and theology. We train leaders for Mennonite Church USA, and The United Methodist Church, as well as other denominations.

We offer classes at our Harrisonburg, Va. campus, at a variety of locations in southeast Pennsylvania through the Lancaster extension, and online.

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    Week of multi-faith events sparks interfaith dialogue and intercultural awareness

    September 19th, 2014

    “Religious Life” is the kind of topic one would expect Eastern Mennonite University to pick as its 2014 theme for International Education Week. It may surprise some, though, that this Christian university used the words “religious life” to refer to more faith perspectives than Christianity exclusively. Then, again, this is a Christian university that says ...More

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    EMU’s 10 new faculty members come with outstanding credentials in seven fields

    September 1st, 2014

    Nursing at Eastern Mennonite University – the most in-demand field of study at this university – leads the way in welcoming three new faculty members out of 11 teachers in eight specialties joining EMU for 2014-15. Music is gaining two assistant professors. The other newcomers are in political science, chemistry, social work, psychology, history and ...More

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