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Participants in the Muslim-Christian dialogue at Eastern Mennonite University

Muslims and Christians from Morocco and U.S. Meet at EMU

Twenty-four leaders from Morocco and the United States met at Eastern Mennonite University Feb. 10-13, 2011, with a smaller follow-up session at Georgetown University on Feb. 14, in a quest for better understanding between Morocco’s Muslims and America’s evangelical Christians. Richard Cizik, a prominent Christian evangelical lobbyist in Washington, D.C.,, conceived ...More

Interfaith Peace Camp Promotes Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Skills for Area Children

"Building Bridges, Building Peace" is the theme for the third annual Interfaith Peace Camp to be held at EMU June 22-July 2. Children at the 2009 Interfaith Peace Camp enjoyed learning to knot comforters as part of a service project. ...More

Shallal Brings ‘Poets’ Vision to EMU

The Iraqi-American founder of a popular Washington, D.C., eatery shared his fresh perspectives on both entrepreneurship and the immigrant experience at a luncheon during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Anas "Andy" Shallal, proprietor of the Busboys and Poets Cafe, took the title for his May 19 talk, "Let America Be America Again," from a ...More

Seminary Prof Travels to Iran for Muslim Conference

Given the volatile political climate, a visit to Iran might seem highly unlikely for many. But N. Gerald Shenk, professor of church and society at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, saw it as a great opportunity. Read more… ...More

Middle Eastern Christians Add to Diversity of SPI

By Rachel B. Miller Moreland The MCC-sponsored Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) participants from the Middle East, from left: Suzanne Dababne, Bassem Thabet, Rita Sawaya, Nabil Korieh (Father Daniel), and Rev. Radi Atalla Iskandar. ...More