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Eastern Mennonite Missions president discusses challenges of global mission engagement in Augsburger Lecture series

To explain the dramatic changes in missions engagement over the last half-century, Nelson Okanya, MDiv ’03, president of Eastern Mennonite Missions, utilizes a stark image: a sturdy bridge, spanning a flat plain of dirt while the river courses hundreds of feet away. This bridge actually exists in Honduras: it was built in the 1930s by the Army Corps of Eng ...More

Veteran Missionary to Speak at EMU Interfaith Forum on Dialogue with Muslims

Bertha Beachy, long-time missions worker in Africa and the Middle East, will speak at EMU on October 12 on interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims. Bertha Be ...More

WHSV Coverage: EMU Students Hear About Importance of Service and Sacrifice

WHSV TV-3 was on hand during EMU’s fall convocation Sept. 1, when students heard about the importance of a liberal arts education, prayed for the coming school year, and the reality and importance of serving and leading all over the world. Read more… ...More

A Wanderer for Peace: Glen Lapp Mourned in Lancaster

1991 EMU graduate Glen Lapp (photo from Lancaster Online) About 150 friends and family members turned out Saturday night, Aug. 14, to honor the memory of Glen Lapp, the aid worker from Lanc ...More

EMU Grad Murdered In Afghanistan: Among 10 Humanitarians Killed Friday

By Jeremy Hunt, Daily News-Record When Lisa Schirch was in Afghanistan a few weeks ago, she turned to a friend and fellow Mennonite to show her around the war-torn capital, Kabul. ...More

EMU Grieves Graduate Killed While Working in Afghanistan (Updated 8/12/10)

Glen Lapp in Afghanistan (photo courtesy of Lisa Schirch) Updated August 12, 2010 Jump to memorial service information An EMU graduate working for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Afghanis ...More

Hard Times? It’s A Chance To Help More

EMU’s Spiritual Life Week Focuses On Creative Approach To Service By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record One of the earliest uses of Tom Sine’s creativity turned heads – and cars. Sine spoke Wednesday at Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium ( ...More

Seminary Course Studies Mission Near and Far

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Spring Mission-Service Day Set For Feb. 11

In the past, it was billed as “Mission Service Days,” a semi-annual event aimed at connecting students and area residents with position openings in church-related agencies. This semester, EMU is holding activities on one day – Wednesday, Feb. 11 – and moving from the Campus Center to the spacious hallway on second floor of the University Commons. ...More

Mission And Service Days Give Students Peek At Missions

Choosing A Journey By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record EMU freshman Jihoon Park (left), 19, of South Korea, talks to Mennonite Central Committee’s Sonya Charles Wednesday at EMU’s Mission and Service Days. The two-day event, hel ...More