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At the site of the Philippines' contested TVI Pacific mine, owned by a Canadian company. (Photo: KAIROS)

KAIROS is deeply disappointed by the defeat of Bill C-300 at its third reading in the House of Commons, according its recent newsletterThe private member’s bill, which would have... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First | From a recent newsletter

Richard Showalter

Richard Showalter has resigned as president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM), effective in the fall of 2011. EMM Board Chair Joe Sherer says “Richard has been a strong and... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First | Staff report

Ying Ying Wang from China and Santiago Gomez of Colombia at the Remembrance Day service. (Photo courtesy Terry Pugh, Clark's Crossing Gazette)

Two participants in MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program stood before a crowd of 600 people gathered here for a Remembrance Day service, and talked about peace. Wearing... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First | By MCC staff

Jacob Friesen is one of the first teachers to use a new teaching resource published by MCC Bolivia.

Students attending one-room village schools in this Mennonite colony 60 kilometres south of Santa Cruz use slates instead of notebooks. Instruction is in German and the main study... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First | By Gladys Terichow

Rev. Nikolaus Schneider

A European form of Islam needs to develop before a meaningful interfaith dialogue can take place on the continent, the new leader of Germany's 24 million Protestants has said. "We... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Anli Serfontein

Reuters – Pope Benedict XVI waves at the end of the Consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV , saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First | By NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D'EMILIO

Rudy Wiebe signs copies of Collected Stories/1955-2010 at a Nov. 10 book launch.

Canadian literary legend, Rudy Wiebe and his wife Tena, have supported the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers since it began in the 1980s. “Refugees have always been of... Read More
November 23, 2010 | Web First | By Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

St. Matthias and St. Luke Church in Vancouver, one of the breakaway Anglican churches. --Photo by Ian Lindsay/Postmedia

An Canadian appeals court has ruled in favor of an Anglican diocese in a property dispute with congregations opposed to same-gender blessings. In a unanimous decision released on... Read More
November 22, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | Leanne Larmondin

Dr. Luis Lugo

A vast majority of Africans are very accepting of people from other faiths, Dr. Luis Lugo of the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, told the first forum... Read More
November 19, 2010 | Web First | Karl Juhlke

MPN’S Sunday school curriculum, currently includes tips for teachers and a downloadable Power Point presentation about how to use the curriculum.

What will Sunday school look like in the future for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada congregations? That was the question addressed at a consultation organized by... Read More
November 19, 2010 | Web First | John Longhurst

“Are we satisfied the process has been a healthy one?” MC Canada moderator Andrew Reesor-McDowell asked the General Board members.

What began as a bit of barn-burner issue settled down this past weekend into a few comforting embers during the Mennonite Church Canada leadership assembly in Saskatoon, when... Read More
November 19, 2010 | Artbeat | By Karin Fehderau

John Longhurst

John Longhurst, of Winnipeg, has been appointed director of resources and public engagement with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, an international relief and development organization... Read More
November 19, 2010 | Web First | Emily Cain, Communications Officer
Geez! Has it been five years already? It was 2005 when Aiden Enns launched Geez, a self-described “cheeky” magazine for the “over-churched, out-churched, un-churched and maybe... Read More
November 17, 2010 | Web First | By John Longhurst

Pak Samuel lost his wife, who was seven months pregnant, his small son and daughter in the flash flooding that crashed through the village of Rado in Papua, Indonesia. He is sitting on the rocks where his home used to stand. (MCC photo by Paulus Hortono)

In Java, Indonesia, palm trees fold like umbrellas under the weight of volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi. On the outskirts of this black and white world, more than 380,000... Read More
November 15, 2010 | Web First | Linda Espenshade, MCC news coordinator

The newest distance learning course offered at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will help students integrate faith perspectives into communication theory while sharpening their skills in this arena.

“We are most like God because of our ability to communicate,” said Julie Gochenour, instructor of a newly-developed online course in communication offered by Eastern Mennonite... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Web First | by Laura Lehman Amstutz

Wolf in sheep's clothing: Mugabe attending a masowe church service

Church and rights groups in Zimbabwe have warned against new elections saying the situation in the country is "highly volatile, uncertain and tense" after a bloody presidential... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By ENI Zimbabwe news correspondent
British Columbia Dec. 4,5: Advent vespers with Abendmusik Choir; (4) Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (5) Knox United Church, Vancouver.Read More
November 10, 2010 | Focus On | Canadian Mennonite
Heidi Wagler, a registered nurse, and her husband Brian were all set to travel to Haiti with a medical team in February when the devastating earthquake there threw a wrench into... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Focus On | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky
John Bell, a leader in the Iona Community and a major contributor to the Wild Goose Resource Group, often notes that Christians need to leave the safety of their favourite psalms... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Focus On | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky

Dueck

The passing of Henry Dueck has left a gap in the greater Mennonite community of Leamington, Ont., where he lived and served for many years. His health began to steadily decline... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Barry Bergen

Jake Buhler of Osler Mennonite Church, Sask., stands beside a sign he erected on his land boldly declaring 'To Remember is to Work for Peace'

Jake Buhler is a man with a different pair of glasses. They reflect a steely determination to pursue peace and help others do the same. “Peace is the lens through which we see... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Karin Fehderau

MC Manitoba board members Dave Wiebe, Dan Horne and Justin Zacharias listen as delegates share concerns about the budget and about how the area church can communicate more clearly with its member congregations.

“Do we want to keep on doing what we are used to doing or do we want to think in new ways?” With the lack of a quorum and a budget that will possibly be unmet, this question was... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau
More than a week after meeting with Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) and Third Way Media reps to discuss a proposed merger of the two organizations, Mennonite Church Canada’s... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Dick Benner

Above the Underground associate Pam Thompson, left, and manager Darlene Davy welcome shoppers to their trendy thrift store—‘the best kept secret in Abbotsford.’

For a little clothing store, Above the Underground is making a big impact on the lives of people in Abbotsford. And if Darlene Davy, the store’s manager, has her way, many more... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Angelika Dawson
Late in his life, Guy F. Hershberger reflected that 1944 had been a watershed year for the Mennonite Church. That year Hershberger’s book, War, Peace and Nonresistance , was... Read More
November 9, 2010 | Web First - Book Reviews | Barb Draper

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