Goshen professor earns Indiana’s highest civil rights award

Jan 18, 2016 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Regina Shands Stoltzfus, assistant professor of peace, justice and conflict studies at Goshen College, has been awarded the Spirit of Justice Award by the State of Indiana Civil Rights...

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Goshen College president attends White House climate day

Dec 7, 2015 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — By invitation, Goshen College President Jim Brenneman took part in a higher education climate roundtable discussion Nov. 19 at the White House, as part of the American Campuses Act on Climate...

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EMU, Goshen leave Christian college association

Sep 21, 2015 by and

Two Mennonite colleges have withdrawn from a Christian college association to avoid causing division over their openness to hiring married gay and lesbian faculty. The presidents of Goshen (Ind.) College and...

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Profile surveys world’s Anabaptists

Sep 14, 2015 by and

Sociological surveys may be uncommon evangelistic tools, but Damien Pelende of the Democratic Republic of Congo found the Global Anabaptist Profile survey drew new people to his church. The two-year project...

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What we mean when we say we want Christian unity

Aug 28, 2015 by

I’ve been reading Andy Crouch’s Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power for about four months now and I’m barely a third of the way through it. Not because it’s bad! Quite the contrary: it’s one of...

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Colleges’ decisions shake up their peers

Aug 27, 2015 by and

Decisions by two Mennonite Church USA colleges to expand their nondiscrimination policies to include employees in same-sex marriages have caused a stir in Christian higher education. Eastern Mennonite...

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Tenderly inviting all to God’s banquet

Jul 22, 2015 by

For long decades now I’ve dreamed of a setting in which we could learn how — offering each other the tenderness for which every human so longs — to pull out chairs for every single one of us who wish to...

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New policies put colleges ‘at variance’ with MC USA

Jul 20, 2015 by and

Two Mennonite Church USA colleges expanded their nondiscrimination policies July 20 to include employees in same-sex marriages, putting them at variance with the denomination’s education agency. In separate...

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Radio broadcast celebrates Mennonites at Goshen

May 5, 2015 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — For those in the audience, the May 2 live performance of A Prairie Home Companion at Goshen College was a show they’ll never forget. But for the 27 students in the college’s Chamber Choir,...

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Tour gives choir member a chance to share his city

Apr 13, 2015 by and

Steven Davis is learning a new way of life — and of singing — since coming to Goshen (Ind.) College last fall from New Orleans. With the beat of southern gospel in his blood, Davis is learning the more...

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I don’t have a hammer, but I have a Mennonite hymnal

Jan 20, 2015 by

This is the text of a speech made by Bobby Switzer at the Laurelville Worship and Song Leaders’ Retreat held Jan. 10. If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, all over...

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Goshen gives thanks for nearly $2 million gift

Dec 8, 2014 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Milo Albrecht, 93, only attended Goshen College for three semesters, but his nearly $2 million gift will give many students the opportunity to stay longer. A regular donor to Goshen College,...

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‘Come let us all unite to sing’ all night long

Dec 1, 2014 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Bobby Switz­er did not grow up going to church or singing, but he has become passionate about hymns and congregational music since coming to Goshen College four years ago. When he started the...

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Goshen students witness hope in Palestine

Aug 18, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — When Sam Carlson walked to work in the morning, he stepped over hundreds of tear gas canisters, stun grenades and smoke bombs. Sometimes he could feel tear gas lingering in the air. Carlson, a...

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Goshen staffer resigns, protests hiring policy

Jun 9, 2014 by and

A Goshen (Ind.) College librarian resigned May 19 in part because the college’s hiring policy requires gay and lesbian employees to be celibate. Tabi Berkey wrote an open letter to the college community...

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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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‘Fast Jason’ achieves his Ultimate goal

May 12, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Jason Yoder, a 2008 Goshen College graduate and doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington, somehow finds ample time to play with flying discs as a member of the Indianapolis...

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From Paraguay to Goshen, faith in many forms

May 5, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Across 13 countries and many cultural barriers, three Goshen College graduates found hospitality among different South and Central American Anabaptist groups during their 11-month, 10,000-mile...

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Could conformity be enforced?

Apr 28, 2014 by

The Mennonite Church, after being immersed in turmoil for decades, was barreling toward a potentially catastrophic showdown. With implications for unity, discipline, polity, identity and biblical...

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Women’s choir celebrates a decade of world music

Apr 14, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — The first things Kate Friesen noticed about the Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir were their colorful scarves and bare feet. “But their sound was different, too,” said Friesen, a...

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Modern ‘Mirror’

Mar 21, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — A Congo­lese pastor who forgave the armed men who had forced him to dig his own grave. A Ukrainian Mennonite Breth­ren family displaced to labor camps throughout the Soviet Union and...

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Three institutions collaborate for MBA program

Mar 17, 2014 by , , and

Business and organizational personnel who want to develop their leadership skills, enhance productivity and increase profits while contributing to the common good now have the chance to enroll in a...

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Goshen students create plan for Florida Amish community

Feb 17, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — It started as a campground for Amish visiting Sarasota, Fla., in the 1920s. Now, the community of Pine­craft has grown into a small village with paved streets, houses, churches, restaurants...

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Brighter dawn

Jan 20, 2014 by

The term “sundown town” once applied to thousands of places throughout the U.S. where African-Americans weren’t welcome to live — or even to stay overnight. The fact that Goshen, Ind., was one of them...

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