Report cites pastoral protection in Virginia abuse case

An external review of responses to reports of sexual abuse in a Virginia congregation has led Mennonite Church USA staff to conclude the lead pastor acted in ways that protected the alleged perpetrator, to the...

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Every little bit of aid shows love in Syria

MCC helps its partners minister in shattered city of Aleppo, even as the number of Christians dwindles

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Ibrahim Nseir, a Presbyterian pastor, was chatting at a Beirut hotel in late November with others attending a gathering of Protestant leaders from the Middle East and beyond when a call came in...

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Canadian documentary tells CO stories

WINNIPEG, Man. — A film produced by the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives about conscientious objectors in World War II is garnering significant attention. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. recently aired The Last...

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MC USA to hear voices of youth in convention business sessions

At the Mennonite Church USA convention in 2015, high school student Leah Wenger questioned the role of youth after noting how separated the youth convention was from the delegate sessions. “My youth group has...

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Opinion: Beyond climate argument

While global-warming dispute drags on, fossil fuels are killing us

It is time for all neighbor-loving Christians to get on board with the movement to transition away from fossil fuels. To learn some reasons why, consider the words of Arnold Schwarz­enegger, a Catholic Republican...

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Prisoner, pastor find deeper connection to God together

NEWTON, Kan. — The first time J.R. Cady met Mennonites, he was in prison at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility. Due to suicidal depression, he was sent there for psychological tests as part of his prison...

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Hopi school administrator expelled from reservation

The Hopi tribe has ordered the administrator of Hopi Mission School to leave the reservation, and as far as the tribal council is aware, he has done so. The private kindergarten-to-eighth-grade school in...

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MCC assists survivors of flooding in North Korea

Partners work to ease suffering of thousands affected by typhoon

Mennonite Central Committee’s partners in North Korea are providing assistance for hundreds of thousands of people affected by flooding and landslides in the isolated country. Heavy rains Aug. 28-Sept. 2 from...

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Honduras report: Strong families start with the kids

In violent neighborhoods, tutoring for overlooked children seeks to raise up a more peaceful generation

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Pastor Porfirio Zelaya Rubio gestured to the street outside the front door of Iglesia Menonita Sion (Zion Mennonite Church). He spoke in a quiet voice, not wanting to draw the...

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Opinion: Cruel checkpoints in Palestine

I joined Christian Peacemaker Teams-Palestine in 2002, where I wrote countless reports, met with State Department officials five times and visited 51 congressional offices — all resulting in little change to U.S....

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With MWC’s help, church in Tanzania is built for mission

Global Church Sharing Fund contribution assures completion in Muslim area

Budget constraints prevent many church buildings in Tanzania from being completed. Mennonite World Conference’s Global Church Sharing Fund is helping to assure that a mission church in a predominantly Muslim area...

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Yard signs say all neighbors welcome

From a start in Virginia, placards affirming immigrants spread across North America

Watching an early U.S. presidential primary debate, Matthew Bucher disliked what he heard about refugees and asylum-seekers. As the pastor of Immanuel Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va., he thought of a...

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Events to mark Reformation’s 500th anniversary

MWC's Renewal 2027 decade begins in Germany

The Reformation rocked the Western church 500 years ago as successive groups discovered new things about God through Scripture and separated from the Roman Catholic church. The Mennonite World Conference global...

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Moabites, bonnets and pleas for help

Third Way website inquiries reveal questions and misconceptions about Mennonites

Millions of people will never pick up a book about Mennonites or enter a Mennonite church. But they will visit to get a glimpse of what Mennonites are about. Erwin and Angela Rempel, who previously...

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Violence comes to church’s doorstep in Congo

Pastor threatened but spared from death

Sunday morning, Dec. 4, soldiers grabbed a Mennonite pastor as he stepped from his house at the headquarters of the Mennonite Church of Congo in Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The pastor, whose name is...

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Opinion: At Standing Rock, God heard our cries for justice

On the second Sunday of Advent, I was part of a historic celebration of the power of nonviolent resistance. At Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, thousands of voices cried out in America’s wilderness. Sunday, Dec....

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