Six leaders from Mennonite Church USA advocated for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel during congressional visits May 22 in Washington, D.C.
The visit took place just days after Israeli soldiers killed more than 60 largely nonviolent Palestinian protesters May 14 in Gaza, and many of the delegates asked their representatives to respond to this.
“I relayed my deep, deep concern about the situation in Gaza, asking my representatives to take a stand for the rights of Palestinians, and given the significant amount of aid the U.S. provides to Israel each year, to call for an investigation into Israeli military actions,” said Tim Seidel, director of the Center for Interfaith Engagement at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Ray Gingerich, a professor of theology and ethics who inspired generations of students to think in new ways about their callings and helped to shape Eastern Mennonite University’s strong ethos
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From Bach to Bernstein, the 26th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival explores a wide array of classical music this June. World-class soloists join Artistic Director Kenneth Nafziger, the Festival Orchestra, and Festival
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Joan Griffing became department chair of the Eastern Mennonite University music department not long after she joined the faculty. Twenty-two years later, she has left an indelible mark on the
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Timothy Seidel, assistant professor of international development at Eastern Mennonite University, has been selected from a competitive, national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching
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Beginning this fall, Eastern Mennonite University will offer five new majors – and as many new minors. “As the professional marketplace evolves, so do educational priorities,” said Deirdre L. Smeltzer,
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A 16-year-old interfaith dialogue between Mennonite and Shi'a Muslim scholars—held in Canada and Iran over the years—will continue at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).
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As part of its year-long Centennial celebration, Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement will host a roundtable on interfaith collaboration. One focus of the discussion will be on how building
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Eastern Mennonite University has named Leda Werner as the project coordinator of a new grant funded by the U.S. Department of Justice that focuses on connecting with community partners to
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Writing an instructional manual about growing and using elderberries for medicinal syrups may not look like peacebuilding at first glance, but Eastern Mennonite University senior Ben Rush’s practicum last fall
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