Coming to terms with Nazi collaboration

Mar 21, 2017 by and

FILADELFIA, Paraguay — Violence tore through this traditionally pacifist community on the night of March 11, 1944. All the more remarkable, its perpetrators and victims were all Mennonites. And they all...

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10 years after Nickel Mines school killings, the work of grief remains

Oct 3, 2016 by and

BART TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The West Nickel Mines School is long gone. Two of the survivors are now married. Several of the couples who lost their daughters have had more children. The shooting 10 years ago in a...

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Mennonite church coming apart over sexuality issues

Jun 10, 2016 by and

Former MWR associate editor Rich Preheim wrote the following article for Religion News Service. We believe MWR readers will be interested in how he describes events in Mennonite Church USA for a wider...

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Opinion: Pastor’s action wasn’t misconduct

Jun 6, 2016 by and

Virginia Mennonite Conference has suspended the ministerial credentials of my pastor, Isaac Villegas of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in North Carolina, because he officiated at a same-sex wedding. Villegas...

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Trump PAC reaches out to Amish voters

May 31, 2016 by and

Will the bearded, the bonneted, the barn-building Amish vote for the clean-shaven, combed-over, casino-building Donald Trump? A new political action committee is betting $41,000 they will. Called Amish PAC,...

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Amish schools find ways to serve special-needs children

Jul 6, 2015 by and

CLARK, Mo. — Maryann Yoder, 5, will join her sister Edna, 7, and other Amish children in a local one-room schoolhouse in a few years. But until then, speech therapist Anna Crusha provides a different...

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Cracking ‘stained-glass ceiling,’ women reach prominent pulpits

Sep 15, 2014 by and

Chicago. New York. Washington. In quick succession this year, three women have been chosen to lead historic tall-steeple churches in these cities. In May, Shannon Johnson Kershner became the first woman solo...

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Southern Baptists have achieved remarkable unity

Jun 23, 2014 by and

With the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore June 10-11, objective analysis of the SBC’s achievements and challenges is elusive. Convention insiders see their world through rose-colored glasses,...

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Internet killing religion?

May 12, 2014 by and

A professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion’s decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two might be connected. Headline: “Is the Internet Bad for...

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Do companies have religious rights? Supreme Court to rule

Mar 30, 2014 by and

WASHINGTON — When two corporations owned by Christian families, one of them Mennonite, filed suit over the Affordable Care Act, they described their complaint in simple terms: The government is forcing them...

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Fulfillment in a self-centered world

Jan 6, 2014 by and

Shane Hipps recently served as the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. His current passion is to be a catalyst in people’s movement toward God, which he does through teaching,...

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