Former CAM worker sentenced to 9 years

Confession to dozens of Haiti crimes influenced judge

Former Christian Aid Ministries worker Jeriah Mast of Millersburg, Ohio, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Nov. 5 for sexually abusing two boys in Holmes County. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Holmes...

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EMM’s move to city marks a shift in strategy

Cross-cultural center fits with aid to refugees, global trend of urban life

LANCASTER, Pa. — In late 2020, Eastern Mennonite Missions plans to open a cross-cultural center in Lancaster City and move its global ministry headquarters there. EMM will sell its properties in Salunga and move...

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Canadian MB members share views on financial report

WATERLOO, Ont. — Individuals associated with the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches expressed their perspectives during and after the Oct. 23 CCMBC annual general meeting in Waterloo about...

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Franconia, Eastern District mend a 172-year split

A history of division became a future of unity when Franconia Mennonite and Eastern District conferences held reconciliation votes Nov. 2 during joint assemblies at Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church. The vote...

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What’s the answer if a covenant isn’t working?

MC USA council hears update on process to address membership guidelines

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Constituency Leaders Council of Mennonite Church USA heard plans for moving forward on addressing the denomination’s membership guidelines Oct. 17-18 at Trinity Mennonite Church. At the...

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Mountain Welcome

Aspen Chapel, a Mennonite vision for spiritual unity, turns 50

A mile past Aspen Limo Ser­vices on Highway 82 in Colorado, as the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club rolls by and the wintry playground for the ultrarich comes into view, a stone building perches serenely by the side of...

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Former Christian Aid Ministries worker pleads guilty to abusing minors in Ohio

Former Christian Aid Ministries worker Jeriah Mast pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to sexually abusing two boys in Holmes County, Ohio. He is still wanted for charges of abuse and sexual assault of five minors in Haiti,...

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Uzbekistan Muslims celebrate Christian neighbors

Museum in Central Asia preserves memory of a Mennonite community that existed for 50 years

KHIVA, Uzbekistan — Early in October, a Mennonite TourMagination group viewed a unique museum exhibit that is an inspiring story of Muslim-Christian cooperation. The exhibit, opened to the public early this year...

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Outside interest

Who wants to learn about Anabaptism? Diverse Christians claim a piece of the tradition

An organization related to the United Methodist Church has created an option for people from any Christian tradition to get a little more Ana­baptist with a new online course. “Elements of the Anabaptist...

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Heifer International celebrates 75 years

Church of the Brethren roots noted at Puerto Rico event

CASTAÑER, Puerto Rico — Over 75 years of service around the world, Heifer International has helped bring more than 34 million families out of poverty. It all began in Puerto Rico as a project of the Church of...

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Castro visits woman taking sanctuary in Columbus Mennonite Church

An undocumented woman living in Columbus (Ohio) Mennonite Church to avoid deportation met with Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Oct. 15, one of several Democratic White House hopefuls now...

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LMC leaders visit Ethiopia

North American fellowship draws inspiration from its ‘child’

In a regional office of the Meserete Kristos Church in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, the MKC’s former president, Tewodros Beyene, introduced LMC leaders to the administrative staff. He said the delegation had come to...

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College and university enrollments mostly down again

For the second year in a row, nearly every U.S. Mennonite college and university reported lower overall enrollment. Still, higher education institutions and seminaries find reason to be hopeful. Full-time and...

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Some MCC workers leave Haiti as violence escalates

Violent protests and political turmoil in Haiti have prompted several Mennonite Central Committee workers to leave the country as the unrest interrupts work and causes safety concerns. MCC representative Rebecca...

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Consultation offers peace-church voice on military service

Letter requests a way to indicate conscientious objection, opposes requiring women to register for draft

As a federal commission reviews the Selective Service System and other issues regarding the American public’s relationship with military service, Ana­baptists have given their input. A diverse collection of...

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MCC meat canner hits the road for another season

Mennonite Central Committee begins its 73rd year of canning meat for people in crisis around the world Oct. 7. Volunteers have been participating in this project for almost three-quarters of the century MCC has...

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