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‘Christianity amid systemic racism is an oxymoron’: Visiting pastor Cyneatha Millsaps challenges EMU community

Cyneatha Millsaps is lead pastor of Community Mennonite Church in the Chicago suburb of Markham, Illinois, and multicultural liaison/consultant for Illinois Mennonite Conference. She’s a community activist and advocate for ... read more about ‘Christianity amid systemic racism is an oxymoron’: Visiting pastor Cyneatha Millsaps challenges EMU community

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Tres leches cake and cross-cultural theme wins big at annual International Education Week food fest

International Education Week’s annual incarnation, planned by Multicultural and International Student Services, brought a host of educational and indeed, delicious, events to Eastern Mennonite University Sept. 12-16. With the theme ... read more about Tres leches cake and cross-cultural theme wins big at annual International Education Week food fest

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Music video of children’s choir singing old favorite ‘Shenandoah’ in Shenandoah National Park touches hearts, goes viral

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir singing “Shenandoah” at Shenandoah National Park? Yes, and there’s a music video to prove it. The video went viral after it was posted on Facebook ... read more about Music video of children’s choir singing old favorite ‘Shenandoah’ in Shenandoah National Park touches hearts, goes viral

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From ditto to digital, Weather Vane and loyal staffers still ‘let readers know how the winds are blowing on campus’

From the first “Purple Press” issue printed as a mimeographed, letter-sized paper in 1939 to the Weather Vane online, the EMU student newspaper has been a vessel of student expression ... read more about From ditto to digital, Weather Vane and loyal staffers still ‘let readers know how the winds are blowing on campus’

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Supporting or solving the inequities of our economic system is a moral choice, says Shane Claiborne, partnering with Jubilee USA Network

It is not often we are challenged, head on, to rid the world of suffering by taking the words of Jesus literally. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students, faculty, and Harrisonburg ... read more about Supporting or solving the inequities of our economic system is a moral choice, says Shane Claiborne, partnering with Jubilee USA Network

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Exploring history through film, music, literature and more, Mark Sawin’s interdisciplinary approach challenges student-scholars

Today’s students are “astute cultural historians who have been bombarded with media all of their lives,” says Eastern Mennonite University history professor Mark Sawin. “They’re immersed in film and music ... read more about Exploring history through film, music, literature and more, Mark Sawin’s interdisciplinary approach challenges student-scholars