MHS facilities in multiple states report COVID cases

At least four residents at Mennonite Home Communities in Lancaster, Pa., who tested positive for COVID-19 had died as of April 7. Nine staff members had also tested positive and were self-isolating since they...

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Service Adventure units close; MVS units make changes

Mennonite Mission Network COVID-19 precautions have resulted in significant shifts among the organization’s five Christian Service programs, including the closure of all Service Adventure units for the 2019-20...

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Support sought as Tanzania hospital prepares for spread of coronavirus

A Mennonite-run hospital in East Africa is preparing to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic. The first case of COVID-19 in Tanzania was confirmed March 16 after an individual traveled to the nation from...

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‘Tempestry Project’ adds color to climate data

Knitters visualize high temperature for every day

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — The knitted scarves accumulating at Bethel College Mennonite Church were not abandoned there because of rising temperatures. Instead, they are illustrating them. Featuring a row of yarn...

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Pandemic scrambles plans of students abroad

As COVID-19 precautions transformed life around the world, college students studying and serving abroad worked to return to the U.S. Eastern Mennonite University’s spring cross-cultural group in Colombia and...

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MMN personnel contract COVID-19 in Europe

Three members of a Mennonite Mission Network family in France and three other MMN workers in France, Germany and Spain are recovering from COVID-19. The family members in France are Martine Audéoud, her husband,...

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MCC works to address pandemic amid decreased revenue streams

Mennonite Central Committee is continuing its work around the world, helping to limit the spread of coronavirus, even as COVID-19 diminishes events and activities that support MCC. Water, sanitation and hygiene,...

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Mennonite Disaster Service closes all projects

LITITZ, Pa. — Mennonite Disaster Service has closed all current projects and suspended all summer programs due to COVID-19. “It has been a turbulent and challenging time for all of us at MDS, as it has for...

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Paraguay’s president visits farmers in western Chaco

Farmers ask for more electricity to expand irrigation

LOMA PLATA, Paraguay — Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez and other political leaders visited Mennonite farms and attended the inauguration of a health post, a school expansion, a new road and a bridge Feb....

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Canada’s curling clergy put faith, fellowship on ice

WATERLOO, Ont. — David Martin couldn’t catch a break. Even when he made a perfect shot, his opponent caught a lucky bounce and beat him. Things went so bad, his teammates started quoting the Psalms. “You...

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Clergy unite for mothers and activists who took over vacant house

LOS ANGELES — Activists, clergy and residents gathered March 15 to pray for a group of mothers and housing activists known as “The Reclaimers” after they took over a vacant, state-owned property as a place...

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Anabaptist World seeks executive director

A search has begun for an executive director to lead Anabaptist World Inc., the independent journalistic ministry being formed by The Mennonite Inc. and Mennonite World Review Inc., presenting a unique opportunity...

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The Sunday when worship went virtual

The pews were empty. But the Word was preached, hymns sung, prayers said. In a scene that played out around kitchen tables and in living rooms across North America, Mennonites didn’t let the coronavirus stop them...

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MWC visitors hear a call for prayer in Burkina Faso

BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso — Terrorist attacks have displaced 700,000 people in this West African nation. Many say what they most need is prayer. “Only God can help us find a solution. It will not come by...

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EMM worker and his students shaped African theology

Influential educator in East Africa dies at 91

Donald R. Jacobs, a missionary educator for 20 years in East Africa, where he was the last American Mennonite bishop in Tanzania and founded a Mennonite theological college, died Feb. 11 in Leola, Pa. He was...

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Amish have complicated relationship with nature, climate change

Drive through the farmlands of Lancaster County, Pa., or Holmes County, Ohio, avoiding the frequent horse-drawn buggies, and you may get the impression that the Amish practice a wholesome, back-to-nature lifestyle...

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