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Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS)


For our upcoming 2017-18 academic school year, ACRS program planning committee anticipates another year of programs that will continue to stimulate and inform. Our goal is to present:

  • A series of stories on pivotal experiences which altered directions or generated significant change in the Mennonite Church.
  • Each story is told from the perspective of an individual whose vision and creativity provide a context for reflection.

When and where

ACRS breakfast regular gatherings occur the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the West Dining Room, Northlawn, EMU. Your Committee: Terry Burkhalter, Margaret Foth, & Vernon E. Jantzi 
Below are the upcoming dates for the 2017-18 academic year:

Date Title and Speaker Photo
December 11th, 2017 Myrrl Byler, Cross Cultural leader to China: "Christian Forum for Reconciliation in NE Asia"  Myrrl Byler
February 12th, 2018 Dan Bowman's lack of vision hasn’t stopped him from doing mechanics, woodworking and piano tuning, truly 'An Amazing Craftsman’.  With Dan on the 12th, will be Mike Grundmann, producer & editor of the film.   As an acclaimed film. “A Good Blinder” has already won “Best in Competition” in the documentary category for the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. The film was also chosen to screen at the International Disability Film Festival in Brazil. Locally, the film was shown at Court Square Theater earlier this year and was screened again on WVPT Public Media this past July.  Dan Bowman
March 12th, 2018 Info coming soon  
April 9th, 2018 Info coming soon  
May 14th, 2018 Kenneth J. Nafziger, retired after 30 years as music professor at Eastern Mennonite University.   Ken J Nafziger