Jair Hernandez, a Goshen College sophomore, said that “Migrant farm workers really are the invisible backbone of the American agricultural system,” during his speech titled “Migrant Farm Workers,” that won first place in the annual Goshen College C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Feb. 22. Hernandez, a public relations major from Goshen, was one of six Goshen College students who spoke about a variety of peace and justice issues during the 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.
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).
Seven Goshen College students will speak Tuesday, Feb. 9 about issues of peace and justice for the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest.
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.
It was the height of the Vietnam War and the U.S. military draft; Woodstock was taking place in New York; and it was also a turning point for the Mennonite peace witness. The year was 1969.
With the help of Goshen College librarians, more peace is now available around the world- at least in the form of online documents related to peace studies.
Six Goshen College students will speak Tuesday, Feb. 3 about issues of peace and justice for the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. The contest begins at 7 p.m. and takes place in the Umble Center.
The community and college convened on Feb. 5 to hear speeches by five Goshen College students on subjects concerning principles of peace in the 2008 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.
Five Goshen College student speakers will continue the college’s near-century-old tradition by participating in the 2008 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Feb. 5 in Umble Center at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.