The Lancaster Stroopie Co. makes a delicious traditional Dutch cookie – and the company is also known for employing refugees. The Stroopie Co. won last year’s Great Social Enterprise Pitch, an annual business plan competition in Lancaster, hosted by ASSETS Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation. Today on the blog, Stroopies manager Adrianne Huber talks about working alongside refugees and finding her calling in unexpected places – like a cookie company.
LITITZ, Pa. – Many first-time meetings between members of the different faiths are characterized by “a tremendous amount of fear,” says Jonathan Bornman, a member of Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Christian/Muslim Relations Team who has facilitated many interactions between Christians and Muslims. As part of his efforts to reduce fear and increase understanding, Bornman, along with his colleague Andres Prins, held a workshop titled “Understanding your Muslim Neighbors” at Lititz Mennonite Church on February 27, 2016.
MIAMI, Fla. – Eastern Mennonite Missions Christian/Muslim Relations Team member Andres Prins helped to facilitate a meeting between Hispanic church leaders and members of a Miami area mosque on January 29, 2016.
WHEATON, Ill. — In the midst of controversy surrounding Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins’ comments regarding Christianity and Islam, Jonathan Bornman, member of Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Christian/Muslim Relations Team, visited Wheaton, Illinois, to speak with Wheaton College students about Christianity and Islam from a peacemaking perspective on January 21, 2016.
EMM STAT and YES alum Dan Gehman is now using his passion for missions and his overseas experience to direct Immerse International, a community for foreign students in Millersville, Pa.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
Dan Gehman, director of residential services at Immerse International, talks about how his unique study abroad program is a vehicle for missions in its own way.
When your mother is a member of the Christian/Muslim Relations Team at EMM and you have lived abroad, you might be used to stepping outside your comfort zone.