Rev. Hescox Lauds EMU

June 8th, 2011

Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network, addressed a dozen audiences ranging from high school students to 20 area pastors in Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 15-18, 2011. His venues included EMU, Eastern Mennonite High School, Common Good Marketplace, and Lilies and Sparrows Community. At EMU, Hescox spoke in seminary chapel and a noon luncheon, addressed a forum sponsored by the Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society, interacted with two EMU classes, and met privately with President Loren Swartzentruber.

“Seeing first hand EMU’s efforts on the renewable energy solar panels installed on the library, [and] the academic efforts on sustainability and food security demonstrate EMU’s  understanding that Creation Care is a matter of life,” Hescox wrote after his visit. “Each kilowatt saved or produced renewably helps save a human life, and EMU lives this Biblical command to care for the least of these. Well done, EMU, President Loren Swartzendruber, professors, staff, students and entire community.” — BPL