On Oct. 2, 2006, the world was stunned by the killings of five Amish schoolgirls in a small schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. Within hours, the Amish community forgave the gunman and rallied around his family. It was an act of compassion and forgiveness so powerful, so unbelievable, and for many, so questionable that it led three authors who know the Amish well to write a book about the role of forgiveness in Amish culture, “Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy.”
Goshen College honors seven outstanding alumni during Homecoming Weekend View more photos of the alumni awardees and of Homecoming Weekend 2010. Check out the full schedule for Homecoming Weekend. Their lives have been about making peace in their communities as they worked in other countries, in the courtroom, on the playing field and in the … Keep reading »
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 welcomed new and returning students back to campus, as classes began on Aug. 30. Fall 2010 enrollment statistics at Goshen College show a total head count of 960 students attending full or part time and taking courses, seeking graduate degrees or seeking degrees through Goshen’s Division of Adult and External Studies (DAES).
Convocation message by Dr. James E. Brenneman, president of Goshen College on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 – Goshen College Church-Chapel (as prepared for delivery)
Goshen College will open the 2010-2011 academic year later this month with many new faces– and not just among new and transfer students. The college also will be welcoming new employees, some of whom were hired and began their duties earlier in the year.
State of the College Address by Dr. James E. Brenneman, President of Goshen College on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 – Goshen College all-employee brunch
The annual college rankings have hit the presses, and Goshen College was again included by “U.S. News & World Report” and Forbes magazine on their lists of best U.S. colleges.
More Goshen College students will have the opportunity to learn and thrive in the coming year due to the generosity of supporters. During the 2009-10 fiscal year (which ended June 30) the largest amount of donations was given to the Goshen College Fund in 17 years.