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Lenten Reflections: A pacifist and a combat veteran are filled by the Holy Spirit at the footwashing bowl

I felt as though I was washing away the desert sand of Iraq. —Michael King, seminary dean   Darin Busé, a United Methodist pastor, came to Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a distinct plan: in his studies, he would “seek healing so that I could learn to heal healers.” The pain ...More

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Workshop, chapel and exhibit on ‘Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery’ highlight colonialism and its effects on indigenous peoples

The traveling history exhibit “Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery” is currently open at Eastern Mennonite University’s Campus Center through March 2. The discovery doctrine is a “philosophical and legal framework dating to the 15th century” that supports the way in which colonial powers claimed land belonging to indigenous peoples, according to exhibit coordinators. In the U ...More

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Black History Month activities join campus community in education, celebration and discussions on race

Eastern Mennonite University’s Black History Month events began with a Town Hall on Race and included speakers, a soul food dinner, trivia and game nights, and two movie screenings. Events were coordinated by the Multicultural and International Student Services, Black Student Alliance (BSA), Campus Ministries and Dining Services. [Se ...More

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University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week events Jan. 13-18 lift up theme of ‘Black Lives Matter’

When Celeste Thomas, student advisor for multicultural services and athletics at Eastern Mennonite University, began coordinating the campus events for The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week last year, she had a clear goal: It should be a celebration. She and the planning committee focused all the events directly on lifting up Ki ...More

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Dr. Abraham Davis, first director of multi-cultural services at EMU, honored for his groundbreaking work

As befits a scholar of language and oral interpretation, Dr. Abraham Davis Jr. began a late November chapel service held in his honor at Eastern Mennonite University with a few re-written stanzas of a favorite hymn. “Jesus loves me, this I know, though my hair is white as snow,” he began. “And my eyes are going dim, I’ve had cataract surgery. Still He bids m ...More

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Student accomplishments and leadership during fall semester celebrated at chapel service

A variety of student accomplishments were celebrated at Eastern Mennonite University’s annual Fall Student Recognition chapel service today [Dec. 9, 2015]. Campus Ministries Undergraduate campus minister Lana Miller began with a recognition of ...More

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Prayer, discussion, fellowship, fun: weekly Worship Nights benefit from leadership of pastoral, ministry assistants

Making s’mores over a campfire, going out for milkshakes, praying for each other, reading scripture, or conversing about the complexities of life: students in Eastern Mennonite University’s residence halls are often ministering in relationship. These relationships are formalized in Worship Nights, a weekly event in each of the residence halls on campus. The four groups meet on differ ...More

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Runner, leader, speaker, writer: senior Jolee Paden considers the future

Whether you’re playing soccer, cross-country, tennis or golf, a strong core is key. There’s no avoiding it: athletes of all kinds have to work their abs. ABS is a convenient acronym, then, for the weekly Athlete Bible Study that’s begun meeting over lunch on the Eastern Mennonite University campus this semester – and just one manifestation of senior cross-country runner Jolee Pad ...More

Senior social work major Carissa Luginbill hosts Pray Like No Other, a Monday morning prayer meeting in Hillside Lounge. (Photo by Lindsey Kolb)

‘Pray Like No Other’: senior Carissa Luginbill hosts Monday morning prayer meeting open to all

Students making their way from Hillside Residence Hall on Monday mornings have an extra blessing sent their way. Carissa Luginbill, a senior social work major, greets students passing through on their way to class and wishes them well in their activities for the day. Luginbill is the founder of “Pray Like No Ot ...More

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Join international students in celebrating women around the world at the third annual International Education Week

October 12-16 marks a time of education and celebration at Eastern Mennonite University of “how women around the world have influenced us in one way or another,” says International Education Week coordinator Wael Gamtessa. This is the third year Multicultural and International Student Services has hosted the series of events, which i ...More