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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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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Congolese immigrants bring gift of bold faith

With roots in MB missions, some interested in joining U.S. conference

For about 15 years, Christians from the Democratic Republic of Congo, including those with roots in the Mennonite Brethren church, have been immigrating to the United States, forming congregations and reaching out...

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Jubilation greets installation of first bishop in Uganda

MUKONO, Uganda — Mennonite Church Uganda consecrated Okoth Simon Onyango as its first bishop Aug. 11. Onyango was already the body’s national coordinator, but the young church was still relying on permission...

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AMBS provides more details on presidential discernment

The chair of the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board of directors on Sept. 20 offered additional information about concerns raised about the appointment of David Boshart as president. After announcing...

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A different kind of disaster

MDS volunteers build relationships with residential school survivors

BRANTFORD, Ont. — For Tim­othy Khoo, meeting survivors of a residential school made history personal. “There are names and faces,” he said. “It’s not just textbook information now.” Khoo, 16, met the...

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Far-flung outposts translate Plain life

Book documents spread of Amish-Mennonites around the world, examines challenge of being nonconformed in different cultures

After Cory Anderson published his overview of every Amish Mennonite congregation in the United States and Canada — The Amish-Mennonites of North America — there was only one place to go: everywhere else. Volume...

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Manitoba’s Passion Play immerses audience in the story

LA RIVIERE, Man. — Every summer, more than 100 volunteers from across Manitoba gather in the rolling hills of the Pembina Valley to bring to life the most important event of the Christian faith: Jesus’ death...

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Rempel installed to MB seminary’s top leadership role

She began at what is now Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary 35 years ago

FRESNO, Calif. — Valerie Rempel was installed as dean of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and vice president of Fresno Pacific University in a Sept. 10 convocation ceremony in Seminary Chapel. The appointment to...

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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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Migrant kits energize givers, amaze border volunteers

The most valuable item included in immigration detainee kits distributed by Mennonite Central Committee Central States never passes through the hands of volunteers doing the sorting and packing. For the thousands...

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