From Forgiveness to Compassion: The personal journey of a Gaza physician

Izzeldin Abuelaish, often referred to as “the Gaza Doctor” in the media, is a Palestinian medical doctor and infertility specialist who has dedicated his life to peace in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Abuelaish has overcome many personal hardships, including poverty....

Faculty/Staff Conference – Leonard Dow: “Recognizing our Compassion Fatigue”

In this opening session of the annual Fall Faculty/Staff Conference, we welcomed Pastor Leonard Dow to engage themes of compassion.  The theme comes from the phrase “serve with compassion” from the Eastern Mennonite University mission statement.  Dow is pastor at Oxford Circle Mennonite Church in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from EMU in 1987.