Opinion: SEMILLA solidarity

Latin American Bible institute offers a chance this fall to connect with Central Americans

As we traveled dusty roads together, Luis Flores and I had much time to talk about current events, program planning and the challenges that we faced in our work together. Flores had left his secure position as a...

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Statue to honor martyr

Manitoba museum commissions monument celebrating Dirk Willems, hero of the best-known story in 'Martyrs Mirror'

STEINBACH, Man. — Manitoba sculptor Peter Sawatzky has been commissioned to create a bronze statue of martyred Anabaptist Dirk Willems. Based on an engraving of Willems by Jan Luyken in Martyrs Mirror, the...

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Group seeks forgiveness for trauma of Münster

Gathering with Catholics brings healing at location of uprising that stained the reputation of Anabaptism

MÜNSTER, Germany — An unprecedented time of forgiveness came in May to the site of a notorious and violent Anabaptist uprising. A litany of healing and exchanges of understanding were part of a national Catholic...

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Mennonites mark 60 years in Belize

Sixty years ago, Mennonites from Chihua­hua, Mexico, crossed the Belize River and landed at a flat area now called the Mennonite Beach. What the settlers saw in 1958 was a dense rain forest on land they purchased...

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U.N. workers killed in Congo honored with medals

Michael J. Sharp, a Mennonite worker with the United Nations who was killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2017, was awarded the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Medal on June 1 in New York City in...

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Opinion: A prayer for Syria — freedom from fear

“Fill me with your love, O Lord,” I say to myself as I breathe in. “And free me from fear,” I think on the exhale. I’m sitting in a black van, parked on the side of the highway in Syria. As I look out the...

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Prisoners set free in Haiti

Supported by MCC, volunteer Christian lawyers provide legal aid for single parents accused of nonviolent offenses

Rene Amizial was selling cooking charcoal on the roadside in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2015 when he was wrongfully accused of stealing 19 sacks of charcoal from a friend and competing business owner. The business...

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Uganda tour honors 40-year interfaith friendship

A Mennonite and a Muslim celebrate relationship that continues to make an impact on countless people

For four days in April, Badru Kateregga asked audiences a question as he toured Uganda with David Shenk: “How many of you can say you have a friendship that has lasted 40 years?” Kateregga and Shenk can. Their...

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‘Voices Together’ announced as title for new hymnal

Matching gift campaign for hymnal launched by Everence and MCC U.S.; option for matching gifts also launches in Canada

HARRISONBURG, Va. — The new worship and song collection for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada will be called Voices Together. “In early February more than 900 people responded to a title and...

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MWC council prays, learns, discerns

Triennial meeting fosters supportive relationships

LIMURU, Kenya — From Portuguese-speaking countries on either side of the Atlantic Ocean, a Brazilian pastor embraced an Angolan pastor. They had just heard a call from the Mennonite World Conference Deacons...

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Canadian MBs to review connection between baptism, church membership

Confession article under discussion

While most Canadian Mennonite Brethren link baptism with congregational membership, that has not always been the case. Denominational leaders are beginning a process to look at their Confession of Faith to see how...

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N.J. church lifts people from addiction

Congregation is 'a triage center' with a community focus on meeting needs

Amid the devastation caused by addictions, a Franconia Mennonite Conference congregation is shining a light. Tim Hart, pastor of Garden Chapel in Victory Gardens, N.J., has worked with community organizers to make...

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Translators’ goal: a Bible, then a church

All-Nations Bible Translation is 8 years old, but in a sense it’s just getting started. That’s because a Bible translation and church-planting project can take 15 to 20 years to complete. ABT founder Joel...

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U.K. Anabaptists celebrate mission worker’s legacy

Alan Kreider nurtured an ecumenical network of Anabaptist-minded people

BROMSGROVE, England — Participants at the Anabaptist Theology Forum applauded when Eleanor Kreider walked into the room. Some considered her a spiritual mentor or close friend. Others had never met her but had...

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Opinion: What I learned from a founder of black theology

When James H. Cone, a leading founder of the black theology movement, died last month, I felt the loss personally. Cone’s book God of the Oppressed changed my theological career. Early on, I knew Mennonites as a...

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A Holy Land eye-opener with MCC

Tours bring new insights on Israel, Palestine

David Chow recalls sitting in Sunday school as a child in a Christian Missionary Alliance congregation in Calgary, Alta., and learning what the nation of Israel meant for Christians. Chow grew up believing the...

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