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Former Air Force Officer to Remember King

A former officer in the U.S. Air Force, Glen Guyton, will anchor Eastern Mennonite University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. At a Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Guyton’s topic will be “Contentiously Mennonite: My Journeys in Anabaptism.” At a ...More

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Civil Rights trip awakens history for students

HARRISONBURG, VA. – Dee Gully and Destinee Karim, both 17, said they had little interest in history or the civil rights movement before being chosen for an unprecedented tour of 1960s-era  sites in the South, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders changed the course of history. “Knowing what I do now makes me appreciate what children my age went through ...More

Coming to the Table

Youth to Retrace Civil Rights Steps

Twenty high school students from Mississippi will travel in July to commemorate the journeys of many African-American and European-American pioneers of the American civil rights movement. The event, called Writing a New History Civil Rights Youth Pilgrimage, is being planned by “Coming to the Table,” a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite Uni ...More

Martin Luther King Jr.

EMU to Honor Life/Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

EMU will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a chapel service and several other special events, all open to the public. “The goal of this year’s celebration at EMU is to reflect on the strong faith commitments that kindled Martin Luther King’s passion for social justice,” said Marvin Lorenzana, director of ...More

Campus Remembers and Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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EMU to Remember, Celebrate Dr. King

EMU will celebrate ‘The Man, Work and Life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a series of events Jan. 16-19, beginning with a university chapel on Friday themed ‘MLK: the Man.’ Read more… ...More

‘The Dangerous Calling of the Gospel’ – Reflecting on Dr. King’s Life and Legacy

Leonard Dow reflects on his message to the EMU community. Photo by Jim Bishop ...More

EMU Grad to Lead ‘King’ Observances, Other Events

Leonard M. Dow, pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church and EMU alum, will lead EMU’s Martin Luther King Jr. observances. A 1987 EMU graduate who is pastor of a growing, multi-ethnic congregation in Philadelphia will be on campus Jan. 18-23 to interact with students and facul ...More

EMS Conference Explore ‘Life Abundant’ Theme

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EMU to Observe ‘Dialogue on Race Week’

The late Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that “the sons of former slaves and slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” This year’s Dialogue on Race Week program, Nov. 6- ...More