From persecution to education in Ethiopia

Sep 24, 2018 by and

Tigist Alamirew says she has “escaped many deaths” in her journey with Christ. Born to an Orthodox family, she now directs distance education at Meserete Kristos College, the Anabaptist school in Debre...

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Former inmate leads a church inside a prison

Jul 23, 2018 by and

Pastor Ignacio Chamorro Ramírez’s flock isn’t typical. “My members are rapists, kidnappers, murderers and fraudsters — all washed by the blood of Jesus our Lord,” he said. Chamorro directs an...

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MWC council prays, learns, discerns

May 29, 2018 by and

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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MWC’s Renewal 2027 in Kenya celebrates revival

May 7, 2018 by and

KISUMU, Kenya — Seeking renewal, Mennonite World Conference representatives found it in Kenya, a nation whose Anabaptist history is defined by the Holy Spirit’s presence. As a band played “You are the...

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From MWC’s Global Youth Summit, a love story

Apr 2, 2018 by and

Christian parents have long encouraged their sons and daughters to find a life partner at church activities. And they’ve encouraged their young adults to meet the global church through international...

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Global Mennonite Brethren leaders boost Latin American churches

Aug 1, 2016 by and

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren gathered for teaching, decisions and encouragement during its annual summit June 2-5 in Panama City, Panama, with the theme of strengthening the church. “The...

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MWC, MCC join international summit calling for religious freedom

Nov 23, 2015 by and

Representatives of every stream of global Christianity met Nov. 1-5 in Tirana, Albania, for a consultation on “Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together.” The event was convened by...

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Global MB delegates build trust, use authority

Aug 31, 2015 by , , and

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Representatives from 21 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren annual summit July 26-29 at Messiah...

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Canadian MBs mourn Bethany College’s closing

Jun 8, 2015 by and

HEPBURN, Sask. — Bethany College’s 88th graduation April 26 was bittersweet with remembrance of the school’s impact on Mennonite Breth­­ren young people. The college’s board decided in December the...

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Manitoba church fills 100 panes with stained glass

May 11, 2015 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — As fire transforms sand into glass, so God’s power transforms people into beautiful reflections. For a group of 20 from River East Mennonite Brethren Church, this truth became tangible as...

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Saskatchewan college to close after 87 years

Jan 5, 2015 by and

HEPBURN, Sask. — The board of Bethany College emerged from December meetings with sobering news: The current academic year will be the 87-year-old rural Sas­katch­ewan institution’s last. The college,...

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