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Succumbing to EMU’s Magnetism, Once, Twice, Thrice

If Joelle Hackney had had her way when she was 18, she would have started college 2,400 miles from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), at Humboldt State in Arcata, California. But by the summer after her 2001 graduation from Stuart’s Draft High School in Augusta County, Va., Humboldt’s steep tuition and other logistical considerations forced her to put that dream on hold. In the mean ...More


Be ‘Your Own Mandela …’

Courtesy Daily News Record, Mar. 19, 2012 Leymah Gbowee’s journey to becoming a Nobel Peace laureate began, ironically enough, because she was angry. Angry about the way women’s roles were reduced to little more than cooking, cleaning and taking care of the children. Angry about rampant rape and domestic ab ...More

CTP Program Plans Open House

EMU’s Conflict Transformation Program will hold its annual open house 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Martin Chapel and the adjacent reception area of the seminary building. The event will open at 11 a.m. with multi-media presentations and music. The day will continue with a Middle Eastern lunch at 12:30 p.m. Several of the CTP stude ...More

Students Head to Florida to Monitor Polls

Four foreign nationals pursuing a masters degree in Conflict Transformation at EMU have volunteered to be posted as election monitors in four counties of Florida where the voting process was in dispute in 2000. The four will be joining 21 other international observers assembled in Florida by Pax Christi, a Catholic organization devoted to promoting the gospel imperati ...More

Peace Fellowship Focuses on ‘Healing’

Three special workshops were held for persons interested in incorporating peace and nonviolence themes into college curricula. Ray C ...More