“Solutions to the International Debt Crisis: Winning a True Global Biblical Jubilee” – Eric LeCompte

& University Chapels.

Eric LeCompte is hosted on campus by the Washington Community Scholars’ Center.

The global economy has become interconnected and increasingly faces global crisis. Which fast must we seek now? We must renew our call to Jubilee, work towards equity between local and global communities, cancel unjust debt, and create mechanisms and guidelines to cultivate right relationships. One way to do this is to continue to work in the global Jubilee movement – with past successes in unjust debt cancellation for the world’s most impoverished, and winning reforms to the international financial system, the Jubilee USA network is working for solutions to the international debt crisis and a real jubilee. Learn about the global jubilee movement and current efforts to enact transformed lending practices, tax justice, and an implementation of what an international bankruptcy court could do to pave the way towards eradication of poverty. Engage with these complex issues and be ready to join the Jubilee movement for global economic justice!

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Eric LeCompte is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network and represents a civil society coalition of 75 US member organizations, 200 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA Network has won critical global financial reforms and more than 100 billion dollars in debt relief for the world’s poorest countries so the money could be reinvested in social infrastructure. Following the tragic 2010 Haiti earthquake, Jubilee USA Network worked with The Administration, US Treasury and a bipartisan coalition in Congress to cancel the 1.2 billion dollars of Haitian debt.

Eric leads a network that includes relief, environmental, human rights and religious organizations and he currently focuses on development in relationship to the international debt crisis. The 75 member groups include The AFL-CIO, American Jewish World Service, The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, The leadership of Catholic Religious Orders and The Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ Churches.

He serves on expert working groups to the United Nations Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights. Eric has 15 years of experience working with faith based organizations to impact global policy on poverty, conflict and human rights.

Eric is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, where he received degrees in Peace Studies and Sociology. He was named a Pax Christi Ambassador and he is the former National Council Chair of Pax Christi USA.

Inside Athletics: March 22, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

With the big softball doubleheader with Bridgewater at JMU schedule for tonight, this week’s “Inside Athletics” breaks tradition and comes out on Thursday (a day early!)  Beside the fun of the softball game, Dave and James talk about the spring sports as they hit the crucial midpoints of the season.  Dave also talks about how this time of year is actually one of the hardest times of year for him.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Use of Self in Ministry: A Journey Towards Maturity

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Penny Driediger, EMS Mentored Ministry Assistant and Adjunct Faculty.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus.
Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday
and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and
Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in
individual chapel listings.

“Student Voices for Peace”

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Consider various perspectives on peace as students offer portions of their speeches for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical contest.  The speeches will be given in their entirety on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in University Commons 211-212.

Jamila Witmer “His Dream is our Command: Breaking Stereotypes through Integration”

Rose Byler “Living into the Tension: Social Services and Systemic Change”

Thomas Millary “Pluralistic Realm: Toward a Theology of Peace”

Sarah Schoenhals “Justice from Generation to Generation”

Joel Nofziger “Confession as a Restorative Practice in the Church”

Taylor Weidman “Dissimilarity is Hope”

Julia Schmidt “Holding Dignity in the Community of Faith”

Seminary Senior Capstone Presentations – Mar. 20, 2012

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

Lee Martin,
Nurturing a Culture of Leadership Development

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. These podcasts are of students’ public presentations.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in
individual chapel listings.

CIE Interfaith Forum: Daniel Tutt

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Outreach and Program Director, Daniel Tutt, talks about his work to promote peace and understanding across religious and cultural lines at Unity Productions Foundation. He talks in greater depth about various aspects of “Talking Through Walls,” the interfaith film scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. More specifically, Tutt explains UPF’s mission: “working for peace through media,” and their campaign to initiate 20000 dialogues. UPF gained notoriety when they released their important documentary, “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet.”

For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or email interfaith@emu.edu
www.emu.edu/interfaith

Solitude, Compassion and Hope: Lessons in Esperanza – Tim Leaman, MD

& University Chapels.

Through stories, biblical scripture and reflections on his work as a family physician at Esperanza Health Center in Philadelphia, Dr. Tim Leaman offers reflections on solitude, compassion and hope. (I Kings 19:1-18)

Inside Athletics: March 16, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the excitement around campus with springtime here and as the spring sports start to heat up.  Dave also gives a recap of his trip to Florida last week, including the President’s Cup Golf Classic in Sarasota.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Seminary Senior Capstone Presentations – Mar. 15, 2012

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

Adam Blagg,
Transitions, Planning and Leadership: A look towards the future at Glossbrenner UMC

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. These podcasts are of students’ public presentations.

 

Seminary Senior Capstone Presentations – Mar. 14, 2012

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

Nicholas Detweiler Stoddard,
A Theology of Ministry and Pastoral Leadership Authority

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. These podcasts are of students’ public presentations.