MWC assembly will coincide with gatherings

Assembly Scattered will take place in more than 10 communities next July

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gatherings across the United States are being planned to coincide with the Mennonite World Conference assembly next July. Assembly Gathered will take place July 21-26 in Harrisburg. Assembly...

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Renewal group holds national conference

EAST EARL, Pa. — Three hundred Mennonite leaders and members from more than a dozen U.S. states and Canadian provinces gathered July 10-12 at Weaverland Mennonite Church for a conference sponsored by Anabaptist...

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Becoming good neighbors

Should Christians eat with Muslims? Nigerians consider their relationships

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria — Fruitful relationships between Muslims and Christians are possible, even in places wracked by interfaith violence. More than 250 Bible school leaders took part in seminars on that subject...

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Native Assembly pursues harmony

WINNIPEG, Man. — Harmony with creation was a dominant theme at Mennonite Church Canada’s Native Assembly. About 250 people gathered July 28-31 in Winnipeg under the theme “Ears to Earth, Eyes to God,” which...

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Incoming EMU softball player dies in ATV accident

Kaitlin Aylor, 18, of Madison, Va., died of brain trauma and internal injuries on Aug. 16 as a result of an accident in which she was thrown from the all-terrain vehicle in which she was riding. A 2014 graduate of...

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Local culture tours will add Pennsylvania flavor

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Registrants will be able to choose from 47 tours while attending the Mennonite World Conference assembly. Ten full-day tours will take place July 20. Registrants may choose among visits to...

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EMU welcomes Somali president back to campus

Summer Peacebuilding Institute alumnus has survived terrorists’ attempts to assassinate him

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud topped off his attendance at the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama with an Aug. 7 visit to Harrisonburg, where he renewed...

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Let’s save these words

Biblical words that are losing their power need a new spark of vitality

Love. Faith. Repent. Pray. Inspiration. These precious words are losing their power for Christians. We can restore their vitality by recovering their true meaning. You won’t find these definitions in a...

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Visas one of MWC’s biggest hurdles

Thorough preparation aims to give everyone best possible chance of getting to U.S. next summer

Because visitors to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere often find it difficult to get visas, Mennonite World Conference is taking steps to try to keep the situation from limiting attendance at its global...

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Indiana pastor’s credentials under review by two conferences

Two Mennonite Church USA conferences will review the ministerial credentials of Karl Shelly, a pastor at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind., for performing a same-sex marriage ceremony for two members of the...

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‘Mennonite’ wells flowing for all

Wells give 15,000 Tanzanians access to clean water

SHIRATI, Tanzania — When Mennonites drill a well, can only Men­nonites draw water from it? That was the question a group of men recently posed to Fred Otieno, director of planning and development for the North...

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USMB delegates approve peace article revision

Delegates at the U.S. Mennonite Brethren national convention in Santa Clara, Calif., voted July 26 to revise the article on “Love, Peacemaking and Reconciliation” in the denomination’s Confession of...

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