Book tells story of stewardship, mutual aid

Aug 3, 2020 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Everence, the Anabaptist stewardship agency, Herald Press is releasing a book about the organization’s history. The book release marks the beginning...

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MB seminary in Canada making cuts to survive

Jul 20, 2020 by and

Facing a severe funding shortfall, Canada’s Mennonite Breth­ren Biblical Seminary is making steep cuts in order to be financially sustainable. The school, located in Langley, B.C., is cutting three staff...

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Twenty bucks or billions?

Jun 22, 2020 by

Twenty bucks started the sequence of events that led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in the custody of four police officers. Floyd was accused of passing a counterfeit bill at a nearby store....

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Canadian MB leaders apologize for financial losses

Nov 6, 2019 by and

WATERLOO, Ont. — Discussion about ­financial losses dominated the annual general meeting of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches on Oct. 23 at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church. Results...

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Lift up our colleges

Sep 2, 2019 by

Bethel College supporters got a wake-up call that all who appreciate Mennonite higher education need to hear. An accreditation review team recommended the college be placed on probation due to a 15-year...

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Accreditation probation recommended for Bethel

Aug 22, 2019 by and

Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., is redoubling efforts to reduce expenses and increase enrollment and donations after its accrediting body expressed concerns about the Mennonite Church USA college’s...

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Funding cuts aim to make ministries sustainable

Nov 13, 2017 by and

Next year’s budget is hitting the reset button for the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Breth­ren Churches, drastically changing the denomination’s relationship to its money and members. CCMBC is blessed...

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Showalter: Helping, not hurting

Nov 6, 2017 by

This autumn I was invited to a remarkable meeting. Two African and two Asian mission leaders met with the mission committee of a North American Mennonite congregation. I had never witnessed a meeting quite...

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Kennel-Shank: People over profits

Jun 19, 2017 by

The other day I was talking to a colleague who, like me, admires the 20th-century Christian radical Dorothy Day and life in intentional community, but isn’t starry-eyed about either. The conversation found...

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Goshen restructures, cuts staff

May 26, 2014 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen College is reducing staff as part of a restructuring process that seeks to reduce costs, advance the college’s vision and enhance services for students. During an academic...

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