Relief agency sought to settle abuse cases

An attorney representing Christian Aid Ministries has acknowledged the Anabaptist relief organization made settlement offers to sexual abuse victims of a CAM relief worker in Haiti, but does not believe any...

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Survivors rebuild lives

Three years after violence caused 1.4 million people to flee homes in Congo, Mennonite churches are helping displaced people with the support of MCC

TSHIKAPA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four women laughed as they filled a water trough for their pigs — ­animals that hold the promise of income. Their laughter stood in contrast to their experiences, just...

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Seven-figure gift boosts Bethel capital campaign

Dick Living Trust makes $1.5 million commitment

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — As Bethel College moves ahead with its Engage the Future capital campaign, a significant gift from two Baldwin City alumni has boosted the effort. The Dick Living Trust has made a commitment...

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AMBS board appoints Boshart fourth president

ELKHART, Ind. — The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board of directors announced its appointment of David W. Boshart as the seminary’s next president Sept. 10 at an all-campus meeting. Boshart — of...

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Hong Kong Mennonites seek the peace of the city

As protests bring millions of citizens into Hong Kong’s streets, the city’s tiny Mennonite population is praying peaceful tactics will prevail. Demonstrations began in early June, when a bill was introduced...

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With socks, toothbrushes, CMC shares Jesus’ love

Conferencegoers in Ohio assemble backpacks for asylum seekers at border

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Children at CMC’s Multiply 2019 conference July 26-28 filled 120 backpacks with socks, underwear, toiletries and other supplies to give to families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico...

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Colo. church to resume lockers for homeless

Fort Collins (Colo.) Mennonite Fellowship can move ahead with a lockers ministry for homeless people after it resolved a legal conflict with the city. The city council approved a negotiated settlement Aug. 20 that...

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Family reunited after deportation

Separated for 4 years, Iowa pastoral couple planning new ministries in Mexico

Deportation tore their family apart four years ago in Iowa, but now the Mennonite pastoral couple of Max and Gloria Villatoro — along with their three daughters — are reunited in Mexico and discovering how they...

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Demand for literacy grows in strife-torn Congo

A campaign by Mennonites in the Democratic Republic of Congo to use literacy education as a tool for evangelization is bringing hope to educators and learners alike — and unearthing tales of suffering and...

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Churches leave conference, stay with MC USA

In an effort to be part of Mennonite Church USA, six congregations in Florida have decided to leave Southeast Mennonite Conference and intend to join Franconia Mennonite Conference. A church plant that was in the...

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New churches add diversity to USMB Southern District

OLATHE, Kan. — Delegates voted to welcome three new churches, pending completion of a vetting process, into the Southern District of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches at the district convention...

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Lessons at the city dump

MCC-supported school gives parents at a Honduran dump hope for children's future

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The mountain made of trash is reflected in the litter-covered neighborhoods on the hillsides below. Trash that had been dumped on top of the mountain sifts down through the makeshift...

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Unconditional love sustains a journey of redemption

28 years after triple murder, church stands by one of its own in prison

Though it’s been 28 years since tragedy struck Landisville (Pa.) Mennonite Church, current and former church members continue to embody the unconditional love of God. In February of 1991, Clair and Anna May...

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Accreditation probation recommended for Bethel

Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., is redoubling efforts to reduce expenses and increase enrollment and donations after its accrediting body expressed concerns about the Mennonite Church USA college’s...

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Tabor alum is first Bluejay to make MLB roster

Jacob Webb becoming key part of Atlanta Braves bullpen

HILLSBORO, Kan. — Former Tabor College baseball player Jacob Webb has realized his dream: pitching in the major leagues. Webb was called up to the Atlanta Braves in April, becoming the first Tabor pitcher to make...

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MC USA adjusting to smaller convention crowds

While it is too soon to know how big a financial hit Mennonite Church USA’s convention took due to lower registration in July, denominational leaders are adjusting to the reality of smaller conventions. Fourteen...

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