Seminary Capstone Presentation: Jeff Fletcher

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Jeff Fletcher,
The Gift of Gratitude: Helping People Connect to Sources of Gratitude for Improved Health”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Shankar Rai

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Shankar Rai,
Passing Faith to the Next Generation”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Jason Wagner

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Jason Wagner,
Against the Grain: Healing and Redemption within the Walls of the Punitive System”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

2018 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

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

2016  Speeches

2014 Speeches

2013 Speeches

2012 Speeches

“Speak out for Peace!” – Student Voices

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear portions of student-prepared speeches highlighting many forms of peace as part of the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. The full speeches can be heard TONIGHT – Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building).

Fabiana Espinal
“Creativity as a Path to Healing and Connection”

Kyle Good
“Food as Conscientious Objection”

Winifred Gray-Johnson
“Finding Forgiveness: A Path toward Healthy Relationships”

Lydia Haggard
“Is it Black or White?: Exploring Race and the Mennonite Church”

Katrina Poplett
“When Silence is Betrayal: Climbing the Hill”

Caleb Schrock-Hurst
“Is This a Bonhoeffer Moment?: Asking the Right Questions in Trump’s America”

Amanda Williams
“Mother Earth’s Plea for Her Prodigal Children to Return”

“Borders & Bridges” – CIE Roundtable

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Published in 2007, Border and Bridges: Mennonite Witness in a Religiously Diverse World offered case studies of ways in which Mennonites have contributed to peacebuilding and reconciliation in multi-religious contexts, offering a theological rationale for interfaith collaboration. Ten years later, what does Mennonite interfaith engagement look like? What lessons have been learned? What relationships have been nurtured? This roundtable will consider these questions, offering reflections on Mennonite interfaith engagement from book editors and contributors, as well as from EMU faculty, staff, and friends, on how building bridges of practical interfaith collaboration in relief, development, and peacebuilding embody a vital form of Christian witness.

Sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Lorrie Aikens

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Lorrie Aikens,
Pastoral Response to Trauma”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.