C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

The annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, established in 1974 by the directors of the C. Henry Smith Trust, offers students an opportunity to discuss peacebuilding and social justice issues on campus. The intercollegiate competition is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Undergraduate students from every Mennonite and....

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary: D.J. Mitchell

Third year Seminary student D.J. Mitchell preaches:  “Addiction and Church: Let the Light Shine in the Darkness.”  Addiction is a topic that touches nearly every home and church in some way. Listen and learn how the church could be responding with the light of God’s love.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary: Steven Pardini

Retired material scientist and current EMS student, Steven Pardini, leads us in a reflection entitled “Entrophy and Resurrection.” Steven spent 37 years as a material scientist at Dupont (with a Phd in Physical Chemistry) and is uniquely suited to speak about the intersection of science and faith.

C. Henry Smith 2019 Winner

Sylvia Mast “An Exploration of Language—Recognizing Harm in Silencing the ‘Political’ Voice of the Church”. The annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, established in 1974 by the directors of the C. Henry Smith Trust, offers students an opportunity to discuss peacebuilding and social justice issues on campus. The intercollegiate competition is administered by the Peace....

Campus Worship: Voices of Peace

Students offer “Voices of Peace” from their C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest speeches. Come hear pieces of each speech PLUS a few reflections from some of the Spring Break Y-Trip leaders. The 2019 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest takes place this Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel. This year’s contestants are: * Cassidy Bontrager “What....

Convocation: Restorative Justice – Love

Gather in Women’s History Month with Rev. Dr. Velda Love and Destiny’s Daughters to address Restorative Justice for People of Faith. In this moment in our nation, Christians are being called to restore justice for all. What does this mean? Restorative justice means moving beyond status quo criteria and working towards social, political, and economic equity,....