Syrian refugees depend on MCC food

Jun 6, 2016 by and

With the war in Syria entering its sixth year, it’s easy to get lost in the facts and figures: As many as 470,000 dead; 4.6 million refugees who have fled the country; 6.6 million displaced within it; 13.5...

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Legacy of a South American Mennonite state

Apr 18, 2016 by and

EBENFELD, Paraguay — Rain woke me in the night. The roar on the tin roof drowned out the frogs, if any were still singing. Only the thrashing of palms cut across the downpour. In the morning I learned that...

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For Amish, long trip to chiropractor can be fun

Apr 11, 2016 by and

CANISTOTA, S.D. — It’s a common site in Old Order Amish communities: blue dresses, black pants and white socks on a clothesline billowing in a brisk, early spring wind. But this clothesline and its...

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Christ at the Checkpoint Conference emphasizes peace

Mar 28, 2016 by and

Bethlehem, West Bank — More than 30 Mennonites and Brethren in Christ from North America encountered kindred spirits March 7-10 at the fourth biennial Christ at the Checkpoint Conference, hosted by Bethlehem...

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Eggs symbolize lasting impact in West Bank

Mar 14, 2016 by and

BEIT JALA, West Bank — Say the word “Mennonite” here and the first thing many people think of is eggs. At least 2,000 “Mennonite eggs” a day are produced at an open-sided chicken barn on the campus...

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Colorado church becomes a haven for the homeless

Feb 9, 2016 by and

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship’s sanctuary is just that for the community’s homeless. The city has 150,000 people yet only two homeless shelters. Its homeless population is twice...

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New England selects Indiana soccer player in MLS draft

Feb 1, 2016 by and

Femi Hollinger-Janzen, a former soccer standout at Bethany Christian High School in Goshen, Ind., and former Indiana player of the year, is taking his game to the professional level. He was picked by the New...

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Kratz reflects on long road to the top of his game

Jan 26, 2016 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Inside Goshen College’s athletics building, metal­lic “pings” pricked the air as bat-wielding kids hit — and missed — balls thrown by Goshen baseball players. Murmurs of...

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South Korean CO asked: ‘Can I kill?’

Dec 28, 2015 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — When 27-year-old SangMin Lee, a Mennonite conscientious objector from South Korea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the global Mennonite church community provided support in the form of...

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Anabaptist siblings: Brethren renew historic connections with Mennonites

Nov 11, 2015 by and

Since its founding in Ger­many in 1708, the Breth­­ren stream of Anabaptism has been associated with Mennonites, particularly for their shared opposition to war. Yet both groups have often overlooked their...

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Evana Network previews its future

Oct 19, 2015 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Five months after the birth of Evana Network was announced, the newest movement to link Anabaptism and evangelicalism held its coming-out party Oct. 16-17, emphasizing relationships with God,...

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The pope’s arrival and the only Mennonite in the room

Sep 28, 2015 by and

WASHINGTON — I’m sure I was the only Mennonite there. It was a cool, clear morning, with stars visible even through the urban twilight, as I cruised the six-mile bicycle ride from northeast Washington to...

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Avian flu a blow to Hutterites

Sep 8, 2015 by and

ARLINGTON, S.D. — His eyes welling with tears, Simon Decker recalled the devastating blow inflicted nearly five months ago when avian flu wiped out 65,000 turkeys and 40,000 chickens on his eastern South...

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

Aug 24, 2015 by and

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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Opinion: Surge of momentum halted

Aug 17, 2015 by and

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...

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Colonists in Mexico: a misunderstood people

Jul 6, 2015 by and

Many U.S. and Canadian Mennonites think of German-speaking Mennonites in Mexico as a backward people in a wild-west country. We read of Mennonites involved in drug trafficking and ask ourselves, “Can this...

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Asian Anabaptists celebrated

Jun 22, 2015 by and

LANCASTER, Pa. — Members of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches met at Mellinger Mennonite Church June 1 to celebrate the history and growth of Anabaptist communities in Asia through music, food and...

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Tours build support for Israel-Palestine resolution

Jun 8, 2015 by and

Joy Sutter of Salford (Pa.) Mennonite Church didn’t fully understand the Israel-Palestine conflict until she visited the region last year. “I needed to see the oppressive wall, hear the stories of the...

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Hymns unite Swiss Reformed, Anabaptists

May 25, 2015 by and

LEOLA, Pa. — A different kind of hymn sing took place May 6 at the Reiff farm near Leola. Twenty people from Switzerland, mostly from the Reformed Church tradition, gathered with a wide variety of U.S....

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Retiring scholar’s mission: solving Amish riddle

May 18, 2015 by and

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Donald B. Kraybill has written about the forgiving Amish of Nickel Mines, Pa., and the revengeful Amish of Bergholz, Ohio. Now, after 44 years of immersion in the Anabaptist worldview...

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