Tag Archives: Social justice

In support of convictions, couple gives generously

Loretta Miller Helmuth ’63 remembers a time when EMC faculty were required to wear “plain coats”: Her father, Ira E. Miller ‘31, was among them. In 1956 he became the second dean of EMC. Loretta also remembers faculty in cape dresses, black stockings, and prayer covering strings, and some years later, discussions about hair worn ...More

Vincent Harding: Close friend of MLK encourages struggle for ‘true democracy’

More than 50 years after his first visit to campus, social activist and scholar Vincent Harding returned to EMU on Feb. 26 and 27, 2014, where he urged packed audiences to engage fully in the struggle to build a real participatory democracy based on justice, equality, sustainability and spiritual fulfillment, rather than on militarism, materialism and ...More

Doug Hostetter: No one loses in peace work

The United Nations system contains about two dozen graduates of Eastern Mennonite University – most of them alumni of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) featured in the current issue of Peacebuilder magazine – but a handful have emerged from our undergraduate ranks, including Doug Hostetter ’66. Hostetter is not on the payroll of ...More