Opinion: Lives of Jesus, Muhammad teach care for those on the margins

Sep 10, 2018 by and

For several years, Kenya has been a flashpoint of Christian-Muslim conflict. With each incident of terror, the tension increases. Kenyan Mennonites are finding hope in small incidents of transformation. Kenya...

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Uganda tour honors 40-year interfaith friendship

Jun 4, 2018 by and

For four days in April, Badru Kateregga asked audiences a question as he toured Uganda with David Shenk: “How many of you can say you have a friendship that has lasted 40 years?” Kateregga and Shenk can....

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Ending the Forever War

Jan 5, 2018 by

We are now facing what some people are beginning to call the “Forever War.” Whatever or whoever or however it is we are fighting, the war just keeps going on and on and on. Afghanistan has now...

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Book review: ‘The Radical Muslim and Mennonite’

Sep 11, 2017 by

During a Muslim-Christian peacemaking meeting in Indonesia in 2003, Mesach Krisetya, president of Mennonite World Conference, made a speech. Seeking to dismantle negative stereotypes of Christians —...

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Executive order causes higher education complications

Feb 13, 2017 by and

The recent presidential executive order temporarily banning entry from seven Muslim-majority countries has been having widespread effects, including for institutions of higher education. Several Mennonite...

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Muslim convention welcomes Christian dialogue

Sep 26, 2016 by and

CHICAGO — At the largest annual gathering of Muslims in North America, thousands browsed a bustling bazaar showcasing products, businesses and opportunities by and for Muslims. Of more than 500 booths, only...

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EMM Kingdom teams partner to help refugee students

Aug 15, 2016 by and

LANCASTER, Pa. — Middle school students from refugee families are expanding their language skills and cultural understanding, thanks to a program with Eastern Mennonite Missions involvement. Leap into...

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Kenyans equipped for relations with Muslims

May 31, 2016 by and

Waiting for a taxi at a tea shop in Nairobi, Kenya, Jona­than Bornman asked a young Somali refugee if he had any prayer needs. The man replied, “I want to go to paradise.” Bornman responded, “I am a...

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Our Muslim neighbors

Feb 1, 2016 by

When we talk about living in peace with Muslims, some Christians become uneasy. They reason that because Islam and Christianity have such differences, true peace isn’t possible. Yet a call to live in peace...

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Love urged for Muslim neighbors

Jan 26, 2016 by and

MORTON, Ill. — About 60 people gathered Jan. 24 at First Mennonite Church to learn about their Muslim neighbors from Eastern Mennonite Missions Christian/Muslim relations consultant Jona­than Bornman of...

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Of strangers, pilgrims, hospitality

Jan 18, 2016 by

The immigrants had arrived. Was there no end to their numbers? What language were they speaking? What was their origin? Their destination? Why were they here? The two worlds were a study in contrast. The...

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Current events shape Bible exams at Bethany Christian Schools

Jan 4, 2016 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, unwittingly helped write the final exam this semester for students in several Bible classes at Bethany Christian Schools. Bible teacher Dale...

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Mennonites in France pray for Muslims

Nov 20, 2015 by and

None of Mennonite Mission Network’s five international personnel in or near Paris was hurt in the Nov. 13 terrorist bombings, although each has been affected by them. “It took a little while to confirm...

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Confessing the peace of Jesus in a terroristic world

Nov 19, 2015 by

Our world needs communities of witness and healing who confess that the God of the universe is fully revealed in that man on a cross who forgives and reconciles his enemies and who in his resurrection brings...

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Muslims, Mennonites and anti-religious backlash

Jan 14, 2015 by

Places of worship burned to the ground by arsonists. Increased police surveillance of neighborhoods where members of the community live. An entire group viewed with suspicion and animosity because of their...

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Mennonites, Muslims meet in Abraham Project

Sep 16, 2013 by and

Mennonites and Muslims gathered around food and film at The Abraham Project Sept. 6-8 in Lancaster, Pa., in the hopes of deepening interfaith relationships. Mennonites representing a handful of churches and...

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