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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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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Menno Tea expands with Pennsylvania farm, cafe

Goshen alumni return beverage to Lancaster roots

GOSHEN, Ind. — Menno Tea co-founders Hans Weaver and Niles Graber Alvarez are returning to their roots this summer with the grand opening of the Menno Tea Mint Farming Cafe in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. Inspired by a...

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Mennonite Church Canada shifts to local focus

Denomination looks to regions to determine what it can still do at a national level

Mennonite Church Canada delegates affirmed restructuring the denomination to increase influence and ownership at a more local level at their July 6-10 assembly in Saskatoon, Sask. What remains to be seen is exactly...

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Global Mennonite Brethren leaders boost Latin American churches

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren gathered for teaching, decisions and encouragement during its annual summit June 2-5 in Panama City, Panama, with the theme of strengthening the church. “The...

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Political ads introduce Trump to the Amish

A political action committee seeking to mobilize the Amish to vote for Donald Trump is running ads in two newspapers that reach Amish communities. Amish PAC ads have appeared in The Budget and Holmes County Hub...

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Sister Care goes to Africa for first time

KISUMU, Kenya — The first Sister Care seminars in Africa introduced new challenges for co-presenters Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener. Although they have guided about 3,700 women in 15 countries through...

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