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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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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TMI released for possible merger with MWR

Apr 8, 2019 by , , and

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In its final in-person meeting before the Mennonite Church USA convention in July, the denomination’s Executive Board on March 31-April 2 unanimously accepted terms to release The...

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Big swing falls short

Dec 3, 2018 by

When you swing for the fences, you don’t have to knock one out of the park to help the team win. Mennonite World Review Inc. and The Mennonite Inc. got a runner on base. In the end, things didn’t work out...

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Withdrawal ends publishers’ merger proposal

Nov 19, 2018 by , and

The board of directors of The Mennonite Inc. decided Nov. 13 to withdraw from exploring a merger with Mennonite World Review Inc. “This action comes following the inability of TMI and Mennonite Church USA...

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Longhurst: New publishing vision

Aug 13, 2018 by

In 2016, shortly after being elected president of Mennonite World Review Inc., I reached out to Barth Hauge and Tobi Thiessen, board chairs of The Mennonite and Canadian Mennonite. I wanted to see if they were...

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Merger proposal

May 7, 2018 by

Merger is a great idea for MWR and The Mennonite. We need this kind of merging/collaboration in our institutions. I received my church news for years from MWR, and my Beachy Amish aunt is a regular reader of...

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Publishers’ proposal

Apr 23, 2018 by

Almost 100 years ago, the founders of Mennonite World Review took a bold step into the future. Three years after starting the German-language Der Herold, editor H.P. Krehbiel recognized the need for an English...

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Mennonite World Review, The Mennonite talk merger

Apr 16, 2018 by and

The nonprofit organizations that publish the two leading U.S. Mennonite periodicals, and manage robust digital platforms, are exploring a merger to strengthen Anabaptist journalism in a fast-changing media...

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MWR wins 4 awards from Associated Church Press

May 4, 2017 by

CHICAGO — Mennonite World Review won four awards April 28 at the annual convention of Associated Church Press. Editor Paul Schrag received a second-place Award of Merit in “editorial or opinion piece:...

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Opinion: Schrag saw story behind the story

Feb 2, 2016 by and

The day before he died, my father, Robert M. Schrag, listened as I read his obituary. I pulled up a chair by the recliner in his living room, where once he had read to me and my siblings the tales of Robin...

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