The creation of identity is a dynamic process," writes Professor Andrew Suderman, who teaches theology, peace and mission at Eastern Mennonite University. He also serves as secretary of Mennonite World Conference’s Peace Commission. Andrew and his wife, Karen, served with Mennonite Church Canada as coordinators of the Anabaptist Network in South Africa from 2009 to 2016.
... read more about Professor Andrew Suderman on ‘Wrestling with Mennonite identity’ from The Mennonite
Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday were marked by services at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Eastern Mennonite University this week. Martin Chapel hosted a Lectio Divina service focused on “living waters” ... read more about Ash Wednesday services lead EMU community into Lent
In 1967, Sharon Washington Risher heard The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak in Charleston, South Carolina. Then a little girl, she remembers being summoned with a phone call ... read more about Rev. Risher urges MLK celebration attendees to ‘stay woke through this revolution’
David Gaylor commutes 320 miles round-trip to Eastern Mennonite Seminary each week, traveling from the south-central town of Martinsville and staying Tuesday and Wednesday night. In his second year of ... read more about ‘Trust in the Lord in your long journey’: Dedicated commuter students make weekly trek for seminary classes
Social work professor Melody Pannell shares an autobiographical project documenting the historical account of Seventh Avenue Mennonite Church in Harlem, New York City from its birth in 1954 leading to the church’s anniversary in 2019. ... read more about A Radical Love in Harlem: Resolve, Resilience and Restoration from Anabaptist Historians
Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) has received a five-year grant of $999,900 from Lilly Endowment Inc. in support of a national initiative to help clergy working in congregations thrive in their ... read more about EMS awarded nearly $1 million grant by Lilly Endowment to support pastors, build ‘thriving ministries’ program
The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher knows hate: Among the nine black worshippers killed by a white supremacist at a prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, ... read more about Sharon Washington Risher to speak as part of EMU’s week of MLK remembrance
Addison Blair Wilner, a 2013 Bible and religion graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in religious studies at the University of Virginia. He ... read more about Grad School Q & A: Blair Wilner ’13, on studying theology at Duke Divinity School and UVa.
Thursday, Nov. 30: Jazz Ensemble Concert Come hear the 16-member ensemble under the direction of Robert Curry play swing, up-tempo funk, two Benny Carter pieces and more at Lehman Auditorium ... read more about EMU Centennial Christmas celebration offers concerts, ‘DoveTale’ play, and lessons and carols service
Why does the Qur’an praise Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a “woman above all women”? Why does it venerate Jesus as “the Messiah,” and even “the Word of God,” ... read more about ‘Let us compete in doing good’: Turkish author’s explorations bridge religious differences with ‘The Islamic Jesus’