Couple take ‘pro-Israel’ stance against occupation

Aug 1, 2016 by and

Aquifers in the West Bank, Palestine, hold enough water to supply its inhabitants, but distribution is controlled by the Israeli government. Most of the water is directed toward neighboring Israel and the...

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Serving with Choctaw, couple have seen prejudice, progress

Aug 1, 2016 by and

MERIDIAN, Miss. — A bullet tore through the home of Glenn and Emma Myers. It punctured the frame of a bed set against an outside wall. The shooting happened in 1967 in Philadelphia, the heart of civil-rights...

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Menno Tea expands with Pennsylvania farm, cafe

Aug 1, 2016 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Menno Tea co-founders Hans Weaver and Niles Graber Alvarez are returning to their roots this summer with the grand opening of the Menno Tea Mint Farming Cafe in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. Inspired by a...

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Always content?

Aug 1, 2016 by

I thank Thee more that all our joy Is touched with pain, That shadows fall on brightest hours, That thorns remain; So that earth’s bliss may be our guide, And not our chain. — Adelaide...

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Deceptive on Trump

Aug 1, 2016 by

“On Not Being Anti-Trump” (Blog, June 20) by Levi Miller and Daniel Miller was somewhat deceiving because they made no attempt to identify who Donald Trump really is. He has made so many hateful, divisive...

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Why they hate us

Aug 1, 2016 by

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that 7,180 people have been killed by U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan — and this does not include those killed by drone attacks...

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Blessed to share

Aug 1, 2016 by

Thanks for all the excellent columns that appear in MWR. They are always thoughtful and well-written. The recent Living Simply column, “Do-Gooder’s Dilemma” by Celeste Kennel-Shank (July 18), was no...

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God’s sovereign, healing love

Aug 1, 2016 by

Romans 8 concludes the first half of the letter with a powerful message that affirms the good news (gospel) of God’s sovereign mercy. Paul counters two competing “gos­pels” — the gospel of the Roman...

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Mennonite Church Canada shifts to local focus

Aug 1, 2016 by and

Mennonite Church Canada delegates affirmed restructuring the denomination to increase influence and ownership at a more local level at their July 6-10 assembly in Saskatoon, Sask. What remains to be seen is...

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Book review: ‘Mennonite on the Edge’

Aug 1, 2016 by

In 2004, Cynthia Yoder broke new ground in Mennonite letters with Crazy Quilt: Pieces of a Mennonite Life. The memoir, one of the first of its kind written by a Mennonite, detailed the debilitating depression...

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No more silence

Aug 1, 2016 by

My daughter is a social justice advocate in her city. We recently had a conversation about the realities of living as a person of color. At one point she said, “Dad, I’m scared!” She described an...

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Who can end life?

Aug 1, 2016 by

Canadian Mennonites are getting a chance to dust off their conscientious objection after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2015 that Parliament must enact legislation legalizing medical assistance in dying....

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First for divestment

Aug 1, 2016 by

The resolution on Israel-Palestine that Mennonite Church Canada delegates passed July 9 stands in sharp contrast to Mennonite Church USA’s failure to approve a similar statement a year ago. The U.S....

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Full-time out-of-date?

Aug 1, 2016 by

Christians in North America used to speak frequently and with great respect about those who “went into full-time service.” Evangelists gave public invitations calling for such commitment. Going into...

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Heavenly tablecloths with fresh ideas

Aug 1, 2016 by

Peter is hungry and goes to pray. A vision of unclean food, arranged on a heavenly tablecloth, appears. He is invited to eat. Peter, the good Jew, refuses. He is told not to “call anything profane that God...

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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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Political ads introduce Trump to the Amish

Jul 25, 2016 by

A political action committee seeking to mobilize the Amish to vote for Donald Trump is running ads in two newspapers that reach Amish communities. Amish PAC ads have appeared in The Budget and Holmes County...

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Sister Care goes to Africa for first time

Jul 25, 2016 by , , , and

KISUMU, Kenya — The first Sister Care seminars in Africa introduced new challenges for co-presenters Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener. Although they have guided about 3,700 women in 15 countries through...

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