Anabaptist World seeks executive director

Mar 23, 2020 by and

A search has begun for an executive director to lead Anabaptist World Inc., the independent journalistic ministry being formed by The Mennonite Inc. and Mennonite World Review Inc., presenting a unique...

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Falling brick shows decline of Scottdale landmark, former publishing house

Mar 16, 2020 by

SCOTTDALE, Pa. — No one was injured when a portion of the brick facade fell from the former Mennonite Publishing House building Feb. 19. Several hundred bricks rained down on Walnut Street from the former...

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Merger to create ‘Anabaptist World’

Mar 9, 2020 by and

The Mennonite and Mennonite World Review are announcing the name of the independent, multiplatform journalistic ministry they are creating: Anabaptist World. The new ministry’s platforms will include a new...

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History: For periodicals, change is normal

Feb 10, 2020 by

Last year ended with the news that two Mennonite magazines — Mennonite Brethren Herald of the Canadian MB Conference and Beacon of the CMC, formerly Conservative Mennonite Conference — were ceasing...

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CMC magazine going out of print

Dec 16, 2019 by

Another Mennonite denominational publication is ending. Beacon, the monthly magazine of CMC, is going out of print at the end of the year. The CMC Publication and Literature Committee made the announcement in...

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Words of gratitude

Nov 25, 2019 by

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the published word. We are thankful for Mennonite writers, publishers and the readers who support them. Our gratitude is tinged with sadness, as the death of a Mennonite...

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The Mennonite Inc. board looks toward merger with MWR Inc.

Nov 25, 2019 by

ELKHART, Ind. — The board of directors of The Mennonite Inc. on Nov. 2 looked with excitement at the continued work with Mennonite World Review Inc. to form a new, independent Anabaptist communications...

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Longhurst: End of the ‘Herald’

Nov 25, 2019 by

In 2016 Carol Penner, then pastor of Len­drum Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmonton, started a blog called “Dear MB Herald.” The reason she started it was because there were almost no letters to the...

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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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Book review: On the Banks of Jacobs Creek

Oct 28, 2019 by

For more than a century, Scottdale was known for the printed word. The southwestern Pennsylvania city was the location of the (Old) Mennonite Church’s Mennonite Publishing House, which produced books,...

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Publishing merger approved

Jul 1, 2019 by and

Two leading Mennonite publishers plan to merge by Sept. 1, 2020, creating an independent media organization with a vision for a flagship Anabaptist communications hub in print and online. Mennonite World...

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Mennonite editor charged with sedition

Aug 14, 2017 by

In the middle of World War I, on June 15, 1917, the highly controversial Espionage Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The Act provided for a penalty of up to 20...

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The world in print

Dec 7, 2015 by

On Sept. 18, 1923, the first issue of a four-page newspaper appeared in Newton, Kan., bearing the grandiose title of Mennonite Weekly Review. The goal, according to H.P. Krehbiel, president of the Herald...

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Publishers adapt to a changing market

May 12, 2014 by and

In December, megachurch pastor Bill Hybels preached a sermon introducing the peace framework from John Paul Lederach’s book The Journey Toward Reconciliation to his congregation of more than 24,000...

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