The Rev. Denita Connor's letter to the editor begins: I'm uncertain even where to begin in responding to Rita Dunaway's assertion that white privilege is a myth ("The Myth Of White Privilege," Dec. 7). 

Stemming from an affinity for literature, students from Eastern Mennonite University are forming relationships with residents in assisted living at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. But since establishing a connection through storytelling, that bond has since evolved into friendships that defy ideological differences.

“There was a sense that there was a bigger meaning living here,” said Sarah Bixler, a professor at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. “This was something that was consistent with some of our faith commitments and even our sense of direction from God — that there is important work to do here.”

Professor Steven David Johnson's photos add to the story of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: "The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would divide mountains, farmland, and sacred Native American land along its 600-mile route, but it's uniting a diverse community of activists determined to halt its progress."

Joshua Yorks MDiv '13 is the new pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Troy, Pa. This article introduces him to the community.

Professor Kathy Evans met with staff and area educators in Elkhart, Indiana, to talk about efforts with restorative justice in education.

Several photos taken by Professor Steven David Johnson are featured in an article about Appalachia in Nature Conservancy magazine.

Linda Witmer is director of the RN to BS nursing program at the Eastern Mennonite University extension site in Lancaster, where she engages the students in understanding different cultural perspectives.