‘Die Mennonitische Post’ celebrates 40th anniversary

Jul 3, 2017 by and

Die Mennonitische Post, one of the last remaining German-language publications in North America, celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. Mennonite Central Committee, which supports the Post, has longstanding...

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Gelassenheit: A spiritual journey

Jun 23, 2017 by

My brother-in-law recently showed some footage of a family gathering in Switzerland many years ago. In the video, I was on a reclining lawn chair, trying to be oblivious to what was going on around me. My two...

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Book review: ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’

Oct 10, 2016 by

What are the roles of language in forming and maintaining religious identity? This fascinating volume explores Pennsylvania Dutch, a language that, nowadays, is “neither explicitly taught nor read nor...

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German services come to an end at Alberta church

Jan 5, 2015 by and

Calgary, Alta. — Fond memories and deep gratitude mixed with feelings of loss as First Mennonite Church held its last German worship service Nov. 9. After 68 years of holding a regular German service, a...

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