Tanzanian bishops dream big

Ambitious goals set as young leaders assume roles; 'what has happened to us?'

ARUSHA, Tanzania — New bishops have big dreams for the Tanzania Mennonite Church. Among other ambitious goals, the bishops have a strategic plan to share the gospel with a million people by 2034, the 100-year...

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Goshen College announces candidate of choice for president

GOSHEN, Ind. — The Goshen College Presidential Search Committee announced alumna Rebecca Stoltzfus as its candidate of choice to become the college’s 18th president during an all-campus gathering May 24. She...

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Serving with Mennonite Disaster Service leads to baptism

Serving with Mennonite Disaster Service led to a personal experience of resurrection, symbolized by baptism on Good Friday, for Kory Jones. At the time of his April 14 baptism, Jones was an MDS volunteer. He also...

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Conrad Grebel names business leader new president

WATERLOO, Ont. — Marcus Shantz will become Conrad Grebel University College’s eighth president Oct. 1. The Board of Governors cited Shantz’s leadership skills, contributions to local business and arts...

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Opinion: Exorcising the ghosts of fundamentalism

Biblical authority is life-giving and love-enhancing. Understanding the big picture removes stumbling blocks that cause some to reject the Bible.

I often encounter Christians who once were fundamentalists but now distance themselves from that kind of faith, which they found to be spiritually oppressive. Often, this distancing has to do with the Bible. Seeing...

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UPDATE: 1 Lancaster student remains hospitalized after bus accident

This story was updated May 26. An elementary school student at Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School remained hospitalized one week after a bus crash May 17 in East Lampeter Township. LNP reported a 6-year-old boy was...

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MCC aids Iraqis who’ve slipped through safety net

As more than 350,000 Iraqis have fled violence in and around the city of Mosul, Mennonite Central Committee is providing food and household supplies to those who slip through the safety net of other humanitarian...

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Nigerian girls’ release answers Brethren prayers

Aid from U.S. is ongoing as violence has uprooted the lives of many Brethren in Nigeria’s conflict zone

Heartened by the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants three years ago, the Church of the Brethren continues to support thousands of its members affected by the insurgent group’s...

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Kreider lit Anabaptist fire in U.K.

Alan F. Kreider, a mission worker, scholar and speaker who ignited contemporary Anabaptism in the United Kingdom and beyond, died May 8 at his home in Goshen, Ind. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with multiple...

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Egyptians welcome interfaith peace book

Since 1980, A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue by Badru D. Kateregga and David W. Shenk has helped Christians and Muslims cultivate mutual understanding. An event in Cairo opened doors for the book’s message to...

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Conservative Conference seeks clearer definition

Name-change proposal — part of an effort to clarify mission, identity — may avoid 'conservative,' 'evangelical'

When people hear the word “conservative,” what do they think? It’s a question confronting Conservative Mennonite Conference as society becomes more polarized politically and denominations fracture and...

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MWR wins 4 awards from Associated Church Press

CHICAGO — Mennonite World Review won four awards April 28 at the annual convention of Associated Church Press. Editor Paul Schrag received a second-place Award of Merit in “editorial or opinion piece:...

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Storm impacts Peruvian Mennonite Brethren

Church members help neighbors amid loss

By what seemed like divine coincidence, Mennonite World Conference Andean regional representative Pablo Stucky planned to visit Peru in early April. His scheduled meetings with church leaders came shortly after...

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African pastor describes persecution

For four years, five Mennonite ministers have been imprisoned in an African country where evangelical churches have been under persecution for 15 years. Speaking by telephone April 24, one of their ministerial...

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Freeman Academy confronts its rural challenges

School that ‘never had to promote itself’ aims higher than survival

FREEMAN, S.D. — The clanging and clinking of plates, cutlery, pots and pans. The metallic hum of the sausage grinder. The sizzle of New Year’s cookies in the fryer. The wafting strains of music. The persistent...

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Mennonite Brethren affirm international community, mission

The global center of Christianity is trending southeast. For Mennonite Brethren, the hub is somewhere between Congo and India, where the two largest MB conferences are located. Thailand may not be the geographical...

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