2018 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Seven students participated in the 2018  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 23. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min):

4:35–Kyle Good, Food as Conscientious Objection, junior, English & Peacebuilding and Development major

11:47–Amanda Williams, Mother Earth’s Plea for Her Prodigal Children to Return, senior, Biology & Environmental Sustainability major

22:08–Katrina Poplett, When Silence is Betrayal: Climbing the Hill, senior, Peacebuilding and Development major

34:15–Lydia Haggard, Is it Black or White? Exploring Race and the Mennonite Church, junior Bible and Religion major

44:53–Winifred Gray-Johnson, Finding Forgiveness: A Path toward Healthy Relationships, junior, Peacebuilding and Development major

55:02–Caleb Schrock-Hurst, Is This a Bonhoeffer Moment?: Asking the Right Questions in Trump’s America, senior English major

1:03:20–Fabiana Espinal, Creativity as a Path to Healing and Connection, senior Liberal Arts major

2017 Speeches

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2012 Speeches