This is a place that has taught me how to think, how to question, how to embrace each moment, and how to love this world. I have grown spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and creatively.
EMU is the land of opportunity grounded in the idea of living life in the footsteps of Jesus, how he would have lived a life in the 21st century. I feel as though I say to myself or a friend ‘Ahh, what a place!’ more days than not while at EMU. It never fails to leave me awestruck at its people, with their open-mindedness and constant brewing of ideas. I love this place.
When asked what made his time at EMU meaningful enough that he wants to keep giving back as a volunteer and donor, Moore noted, “The entire EMU experience.” He continued, “That simply means the quality of education, caring professors and an environment grounded with Christian values.”
Marian Yoder Payne, a founding donor of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. She and husband James, residents of Richmond, Virginia, helped to start the center in 1994 and offered strategic gifts during the past 23 years.
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