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    Peacebuilding and development major Seth Stauffer wins annual peace oratory contest

    April 22nd, 2014

    “The Christian peace position is a radical thing,” began Seth Stauffer in his winning speech, “The Danger of MCC’s Own Single Story,” at Eastern Mennonite University’s C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest held last month in Martin Chapel. Stauffer, a second-year peacebuilding and development major from Lebanon, Pa., delved into the dangers of avoiding difficult discussions …More

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    EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement promotes friendship and understanding among those who believe differently

    February 14th, 2014

    Why would an explicitly Christian university go out of its way to bring Muslim and Jewish scholars to its campus to teach entire courses and interact every day with students? That’s what is happening at Eastern Mennonite University. “Interacting with people of other faiths builds friendship and understanding – something we sorely need in this …More

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    EMU, Seminary alumnus named president of Virginia Mennonite Missions

    October 21st, 2013

    Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member search committee of Virginia Mennonite Conference …More

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    Mennonite professor and Israeli philosopher debate pacifism, violence and resistance to evil

    October 4th, 2013

    In front of a packed audience at the Common Grounds coffeehouse, an Israeli philosopher and a Mennonite theologian sat down to debate the ethics of pacifism and violence, approaching the issue from an unconventional angle: Is it unethical not to use violence as a last resort to resist evil? Moshe Shner, a professor of Jewish …More

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    Living in an Asian slum to share journey of prayer, love, hope and justice

    September 4th, 2013

    In 2010, soon after Gracie Schrock-Hurst graduated with a major in “culture, religion and mission” at Eastern Mennonite University, she settled in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia, as a volunteer with Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor. Like others in this organization, she lived and worked among the poor of urban areas, “participating” with them “to …More

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