Ernie Boyer for Peace

You cannot spend any length of time at Messiah College without hearing about Ernest L. Boyer.  Boyer was a Messiah alumnus, the Commissioner of Education in the Carter Administration (this was before the creation of the cabinet position known today as the “Secretary of Education”), the Chancellor of the State University of New York system, and the president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.”

As Devin Manzullo-Thomas notes at his excellent blog, “The Search for Piety and Obedience,” Boyer was also a member of the Brethren in Christ Church.  Manzullo-Thomas has posted a clip of an interview with Boyer in which he discusses the importance of peace.  I am guessing it was conducted sometime in the early 1980s.

One thought on “Ernie Boyer for Peace

  1. His words sound quite similar to the speech Ron Sider delivered at the Mennonite World Conference in 1984. Sider's speech is often noted at one of the major catalysts to the creation of Christian Peacemaker Teams and is still reflected upon as a measure of Christian peacemaking.


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