New book offers first introduction to Amish spirituality and religious beliefs

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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

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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 »

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 welcomes new and returning students

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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).