MCC works to address pandemic amid decreased revenue streams

Mar 31, 2020 by and

Mennonite Central Committee is continuing its work around the world, helping to limit the spread of coronavirus, even as COVID-19 dimishes events and activities that support MCC. Water, sanitation and...

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Virus pandemic impacts MCC

Mar 26, 2020 by

Precautions to limit the spread of coronavirus during the global COVID-19 pandemic create significant impacts on the work of Mennonite Central Committee. Nearly every thrift store that raises funds to support...

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Creamery scheme cost investors millions

Feb 10, 2020 by

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with fraud for targeting conservative Mennonites and Amish with a scheme that left nearly $60 million unpaid to investors in a Berks County creamery and investment...

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MB board reaffirms limit on role of women

Feb 3, 2020 by and

The U.S. Mennonite Brethren Board of Faith and Life has reaffirmed a policy that bars women from serving as lead pastors. The BFL adopted a statement calling on congregations to encourage women to minister in...

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MC USA policies harm LGBTQ people, report says

Jan 28, 2020 by

Statements of regret, confession and grief for harm done to LGBTQ people punctuate the report of the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group. Mennonite Church USA policies “have done violence to the...

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Group recommends retiring MC USA Membership Guidelines

Jan 28, 2020 by

A Mennonite Church USA advisory group is recommending “retiring” the denomination’s Membership Guidelines and adopting a “healing practice of nondiscrimination” regarding LGBTQ people. The...

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Ten Thousand Villages Canada closing operations

Jan 27, 2020 by

NEW HAMBURG, Ont. — Ten Thousand Villages Canada announced on Jan. 21 the closure of its corporate operations, including the head office and distribution center in New Hamburg, as well as wholesale...

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Goshen College graduate to coach in Super Bowl

Jan 27, 2020 by and

As Katie Sowers prepares to make history as the first female and first openly gay person to coach in a Super Bowl, Goshen (Ind.) College has released a statement apologizing for discrimination she experienced...

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Candidates petitioned on military spending

Dec 23, 2019 by

Mennonites were among more than 30 faith groups signing a joint letter Dec. 9 urging U.S. presidential candidates to reduce military spending. The letter says the “federal budget’s increasingly distorted...

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CMC magazine going out of print

Dec 16, 2019 by

Another Mennonite denominational publication is ending. Beacon, the monthly magazine of CMC, is going out of print at the end of the year. The CMC Publication and Literature Committee made the announcement in...

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U.S. MBs submit letter to national service commission

Dec 9, 2019 by

The U.S. Conferences of Mennonite Brethren Churches submitted a letter on Nov. 8 to the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, affirming “many of the convictions” that other...

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Group to advise MC USA on Membership Guidelines

Nov 25, 2019 by

An advisory group has been assigned to recommend how to decide the future of the Mennonite Church USA Membership Guidelines. After a Nov. 15-17 meeting in Chicago, the group is expected to deliver a report to...

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Former CAM worker sentenced to 9 years

Nov 11, 2019 by

Former Christian Aid Ministries worker Jeriah Mast of Millersburg, Ohio, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Nov. 5 for sexually abusing two boys in Holmes County. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported...

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Former Christian Aid Ministries worker pleads guilty to abusing minors in Ohio

Oct 28, 2019 by

Former Christian Aid Ministries worker Jeriah Mast pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to sexually abusing two boys in Holmes County, Ohio. He is still wanted for charges of abuse and sexual assault of five minors in Haiti,...

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AMBS provides more details on presidential discernment

Sep 30, 2019 by

The chair of the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board of directors on Sept. 20 offered additional information about concerns raised about the appointment of David Boshart as president. After announcing...

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Rempel installed to MB seminary’s top leadership role

Sep 23, 2019 by

FRESNO, Calif. — Valerie Rempel was installed as dean of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and vice president of Fresno Pacific University in a Sept. 10 convocation ceremony in Seminary Chapel. The...

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Relief agency sought to settle abuse cases

Sep 16, 2019 by

An attorney representing Christian Aid Ministries has acknowledged the Anabaptist relief organization made settlement offers to sexual abuse victims of a CAM relief worker in Haiti, but does not believe any...

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AMBS board appoints Boshart fourth president

Sep 11, 2019 by

ELKHART, Ind. — The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board of directors announced its appointment of David W. Boshart as the seminary’s next president Sept. 10 at an all-campus meeting. Boshart —...

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Colo. church to resume lockers for homeless

Sep 9, 2019 by

Fort Collins (Colo.) Mennonite Fellowship can move ahead with a lockers ministry for homeless people after it resolved a legal conflict with the city. The city council approved a negotiated settlement Aug. 20...

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Former Haiti worker pleads not guilty to Ohio charges

Jul 22, 2019 by

Jeriah Mast, a former worker with the Anabaptist relief agency Christian Aid Minis­tries, pleaded not guilty to charges related to sexual abuse at his July 3 arraignment in Holmes County Common Pleas Court...

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