Ariz. man charged in N.M. woman’s death

Jun 15, 2020 by

Law enforcement investigators say an Air Force airman charged with murdering a Mennonite woman from New Mexico had once been part of a Mennonite community. Mark Gooch, 21, was arrested April 21 in connection...

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Colleges begin establishing fall semester plans

Jun 15, 2020 by

U.S. Mennonite colleges and universities have begun announcing plans for returning to in-person classes this fall. In some cases, that means getting an earlier start. As Goshen (Ind.) College opens residence...

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Singing together unsafe, MennoMedia advises

Jun 1, 2020 by

As stay-at-home orders are lifted across the United States and Canada, MennoMedia released a statement May 19 discouraging congregational singing when physical gatherings resume. “While singing is considered...

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MVS shifts duties to units; three close

Apr 20, 2020 by and

Mennonite Voluntary Service is shifting responsibilities to individual units as it transitions from a program model to a network model. Under the new model, units assume administrative and payroll...

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Service Adventure units close; MVS units make changes

Apr 6, 2020 by and

Mennonite Mission Network COVID-19 precautions have resulted in significant shifts among the organization’s five Christian Service programs, including the closure of all Service Adventure units for the...

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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 diminishes 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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