Conservative Conference seeks clearer definition

May 8, 2017 by and

When people hear the word “conservative,” what do they think? It’s a question confronting Conservative Mennonite Conference as society becomes more polarized politically and denominations fracture and...

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Anabaptist women theologians discuss global network

Aug 4, 2015 by and

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the first time, Anabaptist women from across the world gathered to consider forming a global Anabaptist women’s network. Women theologians held regional meetings as part of Mennonite...

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Women share stories of ordination and peacebuilding

Aug 1, 2015 by and

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Anabaptist women discussed the dynamics of gender and theological identities in a variety of workshops at the Mennonite World Conference assembly. Marlene Epp said the Anabaptist peace...

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Don’t throw your womanhood on the backburner

Oct 31, 2014 by

I am learning to bring all of myself to my work. For a long time I thought I had to chop myself into pieces in order to be understood. I thought separating my womanhood from my blackness was the only way I...

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First woman ordained as a pastor dies at 87

Sep 22, 2014 by and

Emma Sommers Richards, the first woman ordained as a pastor in a U.S. Mennonite congregation, died Sept. 6 in Goshen, Ind. She was 87. Richards was ordained in 1973 by Illinois Mennonite Conference while...

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Cracking ‘stained-glass ceiling,’ women reach prominent pulpits

Sep 15, 2014 by and

Chicago. New York. Washington. In quick succession this year, three women have been chosen to lead historic tall-steeple churches in these cities. In May, Shannon Johnson Kershner became the first woman solo...

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Sister Care reinforces Puerto Rico connections

Jun 23, 2014 by

AIBONITO, Puerto Rico — Two women with roots in Puerto Rico recently brought a Mennonite Women USA seminar to the island. Carolyn Heggen and Elizabeth Soto Albrecht co-led the Sister Care seminar March 21-22...

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