Mennonite Disaster Service seeks volunteers for Louisiana flood

Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers have begun the arduous process of mucking out and cleaning up homes in the town of Central, La., resulting from the worst U.S. disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. There is...

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Opinion: Uniformity is weakness

Sticking with those just like us takes the easy path, impoverishes the church

While living in Botswana, I talked with a friend who wore a medallion identifying him as a member of the Zion Christian Church. Attached to it was a fringe of blue cloth. I asked what that meant. “I do it because...

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In Philadelphia, Scripture speaks to an urban context

Group uses new book based on Hesston College's Biblical Literature class

When he was 15, Juan Marrero, now an Anabaptist pastor in Philadelphia, used a pair of boxing gloves to settle a dispute with a young man who attacked his aunt and broke her ribs. Hand-to-hand fighting isn’t how...

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Mennonite Mission Network donation supports racial justice education work

Partnership announced with The Voices Project to promote antiracism efforts

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Joining other Christian denominations that support the anti­racism goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, Mennonite Mission Network will give $10,000 to partner with The Voices Project to...

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Goshen president to resign at end of school year

Brenneman announces resignation for June

GOSHEN, Indiana — James E. Brenneman announced on Aug. 17 that he will step down from his role as the 16th president of Goshen College at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, concluding 11 and a half years of...

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USMB convention delegates affirm ‘Future Story’ vision

Three commitments set direction for next 10 years

DENVER — The U.S. Mennonite Brethren national convention July 29‐30 was all about moving forward toward an unknown future. The mission USMB leaders believe God has given them for the next 10 years focuses on...

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Amish: potential Trump voters?

Amish PAC trying to court new voters for Trump

An effort to mobilize potential Amish voters in Pennsylvania and Ohio to support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is continuing in spite of a decision by one nationally read newspaper to drop a...

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Opinion: A white Christian’s place

Standing with the oppressed is complex for peacemakers who feel called to action

On a Sunday afternoon, after a sedate morning worship gathering, I took a hand-lettered sign and boarded the train to join whatever marchers might be gathering in downtown Atlanta after the latest spate of gun...

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Growing thrift store gives back to Cheyenne community

Manager turns theft into a teachable moment

When Suzette Shreffler caught a man stealing from her thrift store, she did not call the police. She confronted him, explained to him why stealing was wrong and had him volunteer for an hour to make...

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EMM Kingdom teams partner to help refugee students

LANCASTER, Pa. — Middle school students from refugee families are expanding their language skills and cultural understanding, thanks to a program with Eastern Mennonite Missions involvement. Leap into Language is...

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First woman to direct Congo Bible school

Holy Spirit fire dances in Bercy Mundedi’s eyes. It sets aflame the ministries to which she has been called — the most recent being to lead the Kalonda Bible Institute in Democratic Republic of Congo. She was...

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Anabaptist Renewal Circles seeks to spark a revival

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — As the North American church declines, people still love Jesus somehow. But Jesus’ followers? Not so well-loved. “They think we stick with our own,” said Hugh Halter, the keynote...

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New York pastor begins 780-mile prayer walk

On Aug. 7, Pastor Al Taylor of Infinity Mennonite Church in Harlem, N.Y., headed west, on foot, toward Paterson, N.J. — a 20-mile trek from his starting point in Manhattan but just the first leg of a 34-day...

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Mennonite Church USA sexual abuse panel withdraws from investigation

Mennonite Church USA’s Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention has terminated its participation in the process to select an independent organization to look into institutional responses to allegations of abuse by Luke...

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Couple take ‘pro-Israel’ stance against occupation

Serving in Bethlehem confirmed their support for 'blowing the whistle' on injustice they observed

Aquifers in the West Bank, Palestine, hold enough water to supply its inhabitants, but distribution is controlled by the Israeli government. Most of the water is directed toward neighboring Israel and the Jewish...

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Serving with Choctaw, couple have seen prejudice, progress

MERIDIAN, Miss. — A bullet tore through the home of Glenn and Emma Myers. It punctured the frame of a bed set against an outside wall. The shooting happened in 1967 in Philadelphia, the heart of civil-rights...

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