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....

“Speak out for Peace!” – Student Voices

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”....

2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Seven students participated in the 2017  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 24. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 4:00–Molly White, Ruth’s Activism: Christianity, Identity, and Justice, senior Peacebuilding and Development major from Louisville, KY 13:58–Diego Barahona, Toda la sobra de lo....

Voices for Peace & Women’s Choir

Hear the Women’s Choir and 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 24 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Diego Barahona “Toda la sobra de lo que se llevaron”....

2016 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Seven students participated in the 2016  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 18. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 2:55–Stephanie Toth, Humans and Technology, senior Digital Media major from Youngstown OH 13:28–Elisabeth Wilder, Make Change, Not Hashtags, junior Social Work major from....

“Speaking for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Sampler

Hear students speaking for peace  in preparation for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest to be held Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Hannah Chappell-Dick – “Beyond Fight or Flight: Becoming Mennonite in an Adrenaline-soaked World” Bethany Chupp – “Standing at the Door” Ethan Herman – “Active Pacifism and Using Conflict as a....

2014 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Five students participated in the 2014  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 28. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 3:50–Chris Parks, Dreaming a New America, Biblical Studies and Theater major from Philadelphia, PA 17:05–Seth Stauffer, The Danger of MCC’s own Single....

“Voices for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

In this chapel sampler, 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 Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Jordan Luther “Are Y’all Listening?: An Apology” Chris Yoder “The....

2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Eight students participated in the 2013  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 22. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 3:32—Taylor Waidelich, Restoring Justice to Educational Discipline,  Junior Elementary Education major from Stryker, OH 13:00–Jossimar Díaz-Castro, A Christian, Democratic Immigrant Witness &....

2011 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Seven students participated in the 2011  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 25. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): Meg Brauckmann, An Embodied Faith, senior Peacebuilding & Development major from Baltimore, MD Jakob zumFelde, Separated from Creation by Asphalt, senior Environmental Science....