What does it mean to be the first generation born into a planetary climate crisis? Let’s wrap our heads around this one with Jim Shultz from The Democracy Center. Continue talking with Shultz and others over lunch at the Convocation Talk-Backin the East Dining Room between 11:15-12:15 and 12:15-1:15. Meal tickets available for students who need them.
Jim Shultz, Executive Director of The Democracy Center, offers this self description. I was raised in Whittier California, President Richard Nixon’s hometown, while he was President, which has a lot to do with how I became a political activist at an early age. After college at UC Berkeley I spent two decades deeply involved in California politics, as staff to the California Legislature, and as an advocate with Common Cause and Consumers Union (and in the middle took a detour to Harvard to earn a master’s degree).
In 1991 my wife Lynn and I spent our first year of marriage as volunteers in an orphanage in Cochabamba and came home with a surprise daughter (today I am a father of three and soon to be a grandfather). In 1998 we returned to Bolivia for what was supposed to be a year and have stayed for almost twenty.
As executive director of the Democracy Center for 25 years, it has been my privilege to work with citizen activists on five continents, from indigenous communities in Bolivia to senior leaders in the United Nations. I’ve also written three books, many articles and all along the way have done my level best to make sure David beats Goliath as often as possible. I publish on Medium, and I Tweet.
d pastoral leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. Since coming to Fuller in 2001, Martínez has served as vice president for diversity and international ministries, vice provost, associate provost for diversity and international programs, and director of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community. Among other topics, his research focuses on the history of Latino Protestantism, Latino Protestant identity, ministry in Latino Protestant churches, Latino and Latin American Anabaptists, and transnational mission among US Latinos.
Martínez joined Fuller from the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where he served as rector for nine years. A Mennonite Brethren pastor, Martínez also has experience in church planting and teaching in both religious and secular venues. He served as director of Hispanic Ministries for the Pacific District Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church and of Instituto Bíblico del Pacífico, a Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute.
Worship with Pastor AJ Mosley, Executive Pastor of Divine Unity Community Church (DUCC), and a worship team from DUCC and Every Nation Campus (ENC). Student leaders of ENC will also share about their ministry.
Gather with music from Earnest Kiah and hear reflections on cross-cultural learning from faculty leaders of some of the summer cross-cultural programs. We’ll be hearing from Greta Ann Herin, Laura Yoder, Jerry Holsopple, Deanna Durman and Byron Peachey.
Opening campus worship service of the semester featuring alum Jolee Paden speaking on “What’s Your Why?” Student pastoral assistants (PAs), a Celebration team and leaders from the EMU FCA lead this service.
Jolee Paden serves as Campus Representative for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) DC at George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is the author of Spiritual Runner, a devotional book for runners with scripture, prayers and encouragements to “make you into the runner God created you to be.”
This ceremony takes place at the beginning of each academic year and marks the moment when students are formally enrolled as members of the
Eastern Mennonite University community, signing the register of the university and enrolling in the institution.
Parents, families, and guests are cordially invited to attend this memorable event.
Matriculation serves as the ritual counterpart to the Baccalaureate Ceremony students will experience at the end of their time at EMU. The ceremony signals the joint commitment of the institution to the enrolling student and of the student to the mission and culture of the school.
EMU celebrates the University’s 100th Annual Commencement. 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee offers the Commencement address. Graduate perspectives are shared by Harrison Horst, Keyri Lopez-Godoy, James Ramsey, Sabrina Burress, and Sarah Bailey.