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Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee to speak at 2014 commencement

Leymah Gbowee, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, will give the address at Eastern Mennonite University’s 96th commencement on Sunday, April 27. Gbowee is a 2007 graduate of EMU, with a master ...More

EMU 2012 Spring Graduation

Doubling Down On Success

Being twins, Justin and Joel Rittenhouse learned to share growing up: toys, birthdays, even, in one sense, each other’s face. Now, the 21-year-olds  share another distinction — Eastern Mennonite University graduate. The brothers were among the more than 400 Royals who received diplomas on Sunday during commencement exercises at the liberal arts school. ...More


Nobel Prize Winner Connected to Peace-Church Tradition

One of the three women receiving the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee, is closely connected with the “peace-church tradition” of the Mennonites. Gbowee, who shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and ...More


WVPT to Broadcast “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and WVPT-TV are co-sponsoring a special public screening of the documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of EMU. Following the screening, ...More

Peacebuilder alumna tells her story at EMU

Leymah Gbowee, a 2007 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (photo by Jon Styer) Her name is Leymah Gbowee, a 2007 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Pea ...More

Renowned peacebuilder and EMU alumna back on campus

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a gripping film account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for the African nation of Liberia, will be shown 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in Lehman Auditorium. Their leader, Leymah Gbowee, who organ ...More