The church that I pastor sits on a busy corner in downtown Washington, D.C. It’s the kind of neighborhood where most people, whether they live or work in the area, rarely if ever think about attending church.
Super Bowl halftime shows often burn more vivid images into the American conscience than the most-watched football game of the year, and can claim millions more viewers.
President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. One Bible was well read, but cited cautiously. The other granted scriptural sanction to the civil rights movement.
Mennonite Central Committee's chaplaincy programs in Alberta and Ontario are facing a fund gap following the Canadian government's decision to change how it supports community chaplaincy services for ex-prisoners.
The sound-byte was simple, “What would happen if we all just truly—I'm talking about all religious stripes here—started praying for the peace of this city and then actually started putting some action behind that?” With that quote Devon Clunis, Winnipeg's incoming chief of police, stirred up a brief and vigorous media storm. Responses ranged, predictably, from clear support for
The new president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, deepened his understanding of building peace in traumatized societies in three classes taken at the 2001 Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) held at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Doreen Ruto of Kenya, pictured working in Somalia, is playing a key role in a USAID-funded project using materials developed at EMU for Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR). The goal is to introduce trauma-healing principles to about 115,000 Somalis and thus decrease the likelihood of cycles of violence.
A graduate of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), as well as the center’s Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program, is playing a key role in a
President Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 25) gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world's assumptions about free speech and religion.
The Church of the Brethren requests prayer for college communities in Kansas and Virginia following three separate and unrelated tragedies: McPherson (Kan.) College and Bridgewater (Va.) College, both Church of the Brethren-related schools, and Tabor College in central Kansas, which is related to the Menno
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 23, for Elsie Cressman, former Eastern Mennonite Missions worker in East Africa, who died Sept. 11, in New Hamburg. Cressman was known for her work among leprosy patients and her work as a midwife both in East Africa and in Canada.
Months after earning their undergraduate degrees from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2011, Jessica Sarriot (Silver Spring, Md.), Larisa Zehr (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and William C. Morris (Charlottesville, Va.) headed 2,000 miles south to work alongside Colombians seeking to emerge from decades of warfare and destitution.
Arli Klassen, formerly executive director of the binational Mennonite Central Committee before its reorganization earlier this year into a Canadian and US entity, will serve as Development Manager for Mennonite World Conference beginning October 1, 2012, according to a news release. She is in the process of moving from Akron, Pa. to Kitchener, Ont.