Could Princeton’s Farminary change the culture of theological education?

PRINCETON, N.J. — Eight years ago, Nathan Stucky left a Kansas farm to study youth ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. At the time, he never imagined he would become Dr. Nathan Stucky. Even more...

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MCC worker returns to Germany 60 years after service

Anne Buller returns for anniversary of center she founded but didn’t know still existed

Anne Buller of Bluff­ton, Ohio, returned this summer to her old neighborhood in Germany to celebrate a ministry she started 66 years ago but only recently learned was still operating. Buller and her late husband,...

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Brethren show solidarity with church in Nigeria

TAMPA, Fla. — Delegates at the Church of the Brethren’s annual conference received an update about deadly challenges facing the denomination’s sister church in Nigeria. Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN,...

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MDS staff visit site of church burning in North Carolina

A Mennonite Disaster Service staff member and the MDS Region I director visited Briar Creek Road Baptist Church near Charlotte, N.C., July 29 to assess the needs for support in rebuilding a burned building on the...

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Opinion: Surge of momentum halted

Supporters of Israel divestment say MC USA’s two-year delay is two years too long

Last month, Mennonite Church USA convention delegates delayed voting for two years on a resolution proposed by the Mennonite Palestine Israel Network calling for “withdrawing investments from corporations known...

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Kansas City church offers building, resources for Freedom School

Congregation opens doors to summer enrichment program for children

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It’s hard for Rachel Hostetler to pick a favorite story from her seven years with Freedom School, a six-­week, full-­day summer enrichment program held at Rainbow Mennonite Church. She...

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Educators gather for global conference

LANSDALE, Pa. — Anabaptist educators and leaders from 13 countries have formed a network. The group met before the Mennonite World Conference assembly in Pennsylvania. Under the theme, “Like a Tree Planted:...

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Survey shows pastors’ financial concerns

GOSHEN, Ind. — Half of Mennonite pastors have some level of concern about their personal finances, according to an Everence survey. The survey shows 25 percent have concerns about meeting their financial...

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Global MCC program aids underserved in N. America

Afterschool project offers homework, nutrition help

SASKATOON, Sask. — A group of kids wiggle their way through the doors of Floating Gardens Ltd. and spill into the entry. They take off their shoes and slip into rubber ones designated safe for the...

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MC USA leaders respond to area conferences considering departure

ELKHART, Ind. — The executive committee of the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA sent letters Aug. 4 to North Central Conference and Lancaster Mennonite Conference, expressing a commitment to pray for and...

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In Lancaster proposal, some look for options

All bishops agreed to propose leaving MC USA, but some want to stay

Although Lancaster Mennonite Conference bishops last month unanimously proposed that Lancaster withdraw from Mennonite Church USA, they do not all agree the conference should leave. One who wants MC USA’s...

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North Americans, Africans weigh partnerships’ strengths, weaknesses

GOSHEN, Ind. — Mission partnerships got a report card July 13, and the grade wasn’t always an “A.” Nearly 40 mission practitioners gathered at Silverwood Mennonite Church to discuss best practices for...

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Garifuna’s faithful growing fast

Believers from an ethnic group with roots in Africa and the Caribbean celebrate 25 years of Christian gatherings

COROZAL, Honduras — When 30 Garifuna believers gathered for encouragement and inspiration 25 years ago, they were the only Christians from that ethnic group that Eastern Mennonite Missions workers knew of. What a...

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With addition, world membership rises

Including Church of the Brethren for the first time, MWC counts 2.12 million Anabaptists

The Anabaptist family is growing, both in terms of additions by members and the new inclusion of the Church of the Brethren in Mennonite World Conference’s global directory. The latest MWC census counts 2.12...

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Anabaptist women theologians discuss global network

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the first time, Anabaptist women from across the world gathered to consider forming a global Anabaptist women’s network. Women theologians held regional meetings as part of Mennonite World...

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Friends rally for deported pastor, immigration reform

Group plans to attend Iowa Caucus events and ask about candidates’ positions on immigration

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An advocacy group to support a Mennonite pastor deported in March has been formed. “Friends of Pastor Max” supports Max Villatoro, co-pastor with his wife of Torre Fuerte (Strong Tower)...

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