College students to speak on themes of peace during annual contest

Six Goshen College students will be exploring themes of peace as they participate in the college’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. The contest, to be held in the Goshen College Umble Center on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., gives students the opportunity to get involved in a peace cause as they each deliver an eight- to 10-minute extemporaneous speech.

New book offers Burkholder’s essays on ‘prophetic peacemaking’

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Goshen College Professor Emeritus of Religion J.R. Burkholder’s life and work as ethicist, church leader and social change agent spanned and influenced dramatic changes in 20th-century Mennonite peace theology and ecumenical engagements. A collection of 30 of his most insightful essays on pacifism, patriotism, public witness, Mennonite ethics, health care, stewardship, vocation, service and other issues of discipleship have been collected and edited into the new book Prophetic Peacemaking (Herald Press).

Goshen College focuses on peacemaking during Jan. 18 MLK Study Day

During Goshen College’s 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day on Monday, Jan. 18, the life and legacy of Dr. King’s emphasis on making peace will be celebrated through music, poetry, prayer, story-telling, a town hall discussion and a workshop. As the college cancels daytime classes so that students can participate fully in the events, the public is also invited.