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University ‘Thankful’ That Hostages Freed

Officials at Eastern Mennonite University welcomed the news that three members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) were freed by military soldiers in Iraq early Thursday morning, Mar. 23. “We thank God that U.S. and British military forces were able to find the hostages and move them to freedom without injuries to either Iraqis o ...More

EMU Celebrates Life/Work of Tom Fox

Lisa Schirch speaks at Tom’s memorial service Christian Peacemaker Team worker Tom Fox was eulogized in an on-campus memorial service Wednesday evening, Mar. 15, as an example of active love and ...More

Campus Responds to Death of Peace Worker Tom Fox

News of the death of Tom Fox, 54, a Christian Peacemaking Team worker held hostage in Iraq, has been an especially difficult blow for those who knew him at Eastern Mennonite University. U.S. forces in Iraq recovered the body of kidnapped Christian Peacemaker Teams activist Tom Fox, CPT confirmed on Mar. 10. ...More

University Holds Second Vigil for Iraq Hostages

“Rina Kashyap, a Fulbright student from India in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, reflects on Canadian hostage Harmeet Singh Sooden at the prayer vi ...More

Vigil Planned For Former EMU Student Held Hostage In Iraq

“A tape broadcast Saturday threatened to kill four Christian peace activists unless all Iraqi prisoners are released from prisons in Iraq and the United States. The four (from left) are Canad ...More

Deadline Extension ‘A Good Sign’ For EMU-Connected Hostage

By Rob Longley, Daily News-Record Islamic militants holding former Eastern Mennonite University student Tom Fox and three other hostages in Iraq extended the deadline for the captives’ execution to Saturday, according to Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arab news network. The network announced the extension late Wednesday night, giving hope to Fox’s friends and fam ...More