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Kenya, Zimbabwe & 14th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference

Cross-cultural seminar: Summer 2003

Program Description

The emergence and expression of the Mennonite faith in Africa will be the focus for this cross-cultural experience. The main highlight of the seminar will be attendance and participation by students at the 14th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from August 11 - 17. The theme of the conference is "Sharing Gifts in Suffering and in Joy".

Students will spend the first two weeks in Kenya studying, from an African perspective, how the Mennonite faith emerged and has grown. Activities will include lectures, church visits and day trips to museums and game parks. Students will be living with Kenyan families.

During the third and fourth week, students will travel to Zimbabwe for Mennonite World Conference. Activities will include attendance at worship, pre-conference meetings of MWC Faith and Life Council, Peace Council, volunteering in a variety of ways, participation in a global youth summit, meetings related to missions and AIDS, and a variety of yet to be determined ways to experience the global Mennonite body. Possible travel to Victoria Falls may be in the offering.

Respond to the enthusiastic African invitation to "Woza! - Come there is something here for you!"

*Estimated Cost: $4,000

Semester Leaders: Krista Martin, Assistant for Undergraduate Dean's Office & Cross-cultural Programs Office & Don Tyson, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dates: Four weeks - Mid-July to Mid-August, 2003

Enrollment: 15 - 20 students

Course Credits: 3 semester hours


*Due to fluctuating airfare and exchange rates, EMU reserves the right to adjust the cost of the seminar up to the date of the trip deposit.