News & Stories

-"Hell is a half-filled auditorium," wrote the U.S. poet Robert Frost. In Canada, it's slightly less full. According to new poll, a bit more than half of Canadians believe in... Read More
September 15, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Ron Csillag

Christine Penner participates in Hope Mennonite Church’s YouTube video that presents 350 biblical reasons for Christians to care for the Earth.

Hope Mennonite Church in Winnipeg produced a video for YouTube expressing its belief that God calls Christians to look after creation. The idea was conceived on Peace Sunday,... Read More
September 15, 2010 | God at work in the World | Evelyn Rempel Petkau
Not that long ago, many people knew how to preserve food. Information about canning, freezing and drying was passed down from generation to generation. But that’s not the case... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Artbeat | By John Longhurst

Like most CEOs, Brent Zorgdrager finds his desk at the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union head office in Kitchener, Ont., filled with work.

Brent Zorgdrager’s surname translates from Dutch to English as “sorrow carrier or caregiver,” an apt description of the new chief executive officer of Mennonite and Savings Credit... Read More
September 14, 2010 | God at work in Us | by Dave Rogalsky

Gene and Mary Herr opened the Hermitage in 1985. This photograph was taken in 1996.

Technically, there is no such thing as a Mennonite monk. But if you travel to a remodelled century-old barn in the rolling countryside of southern Michigan, you will find some... Read More
September 14, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Will Braun

Imvu enjoyed the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament held in South Africa this summer.

A passion for writing children’s stories and a desire to engage children in church life gave birth to Imvu, a small knitted sheep who connects Mennonite Church Canada ministry in... Read More
September 14, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Deborah Froese

A father and his ill son consult with a Church World Service (CWS) health team worker in Pakistan. Donations to MCC will help support CWS’ Pakistan flood response. (Photo courtesy Chris Herlinger/CWS)

Following weeks of disruptions, loss and trauma, people in flood-stricken areas of Pakistan are facing enormous challenges as they struggle to rebuild their lives. “How does a... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Web First | By Gladys Terichow

17 people are reported killed and more than 150 injured in yesterday’s mass riots in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the north of the country.

Churches in India are asking for support after Christian institutions became the target of violent protests linked to the reported desecration of a copy of the Quran in the United... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Anto Akkara

Klaus Rempel represents a seven-member planning committee to develop a 20-bed rehabilitation centre.

As the criminal investigation continues into allegations of gang rape in some Mennonite colonies in Bolivia, many local congregations see a need to reach out to people dealing... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | by Gladys Terichow

Flutes played in Hiroshima and Bethlehem

A Hiroshima-based group is holding peace concerts featuring music with pan flutes made from Palestinian olive trees cut down by Israel to build a separation wall that juts into... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Hisashi Yukimoto

Pastor Terry Jones of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Centre near Gainesville, Fl, has backed down from his plan to burn 200 Qurans on Saturday, Sept. 11, claiming he has worked out a deal with Muslims in New York City to move the proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero.

In response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, many members of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations reached out to Muslims in their communities to support and... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | Open pastoral letter from Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

Stanley C. Shenk

Goshen College Professor Emeritus of Bible Stanley C. Shenk passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Greencroft Healthcare Center in Goshen. Shenk, 91, taught Bible at the college... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | Goshen College news release
OTTAWA--Over the summer months, there have been several new developments for war resisters seeking permanent residency in Canada. In June, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | By Esther Epp-Tiessen

Vic Towes, raised Mennonite, says the Tamil ship is run by criminal smugglers.

One of Canada’s leading church groups calls it “puzzling,” “unfortunate” and “disheartening,” that the pubic safety minister is stirring up fears the recent Tamil arrivals to... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | By Carol Sanders

James Reimer, left, visibly weak, is accompanied by Henry Schmidt, Ron Harder and Bob Janzen, as they perform the final concert of Five on The Floor.

A. James (Jim) Reimer died on August 28 just two days after the final concert of his beloved blue grass gospel quartet, Five on the Floor. The concert epitomized Reimer’s love for... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | by Dave Rogalsky
In his new book, Nelson Kraybill, most recently president of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart Ind., does not follow the Book of Revelation in a linear fashion,... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky

Floods have destroyed homes and livelihoods across much of Pakistan, including the Dera Ismail Khan District, pictured. Photo: Zafar Wazir, Church World Service

Pakistan’s worst floods in eight decades have killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of more than 14 million—about 8 percent of the population. With hundreds of... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Ross W. Muir

Anne Driediger, a resident at Bethany Manor, speaks with a Saskatoon, Sask., city planner about the seniors complex expansion.

It’s a warm summer evening on the north side of Saskatoon and residents in this busy neighbourhood are enjoying the opportunity to cycle, walk, play tennis or rip up the tarmac at... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Karin Fehderau
Martyrs Mirror is newer than the Bible and longer than some copies of it. Like the Bible, though, the book has a powerful message for today, said James Lowry, a Mennonite... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Celeste Kennel-Shank
“Mennonite World Conference is in good shape. There are no crisis areas. What we agreed to do, we have been able to do.” With those words, general secretary Larry Miller, who will... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By J. Lorne Peachey
Sustainable communities require long-term planning David Neufeld of Winnipeg, Man., has a long history with both Mennonite and secular efforts to address environmental issues. He... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in Us | Reprinted from July 2010 MCCN newsletter.
A fresco of Christ on the Kremlin Wall in Moscow rediscovered after being plastered over during the 1917 Bolshevik revolution has been presented in a ceremony attended by... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Sophia Kishkovsky
The joint synod of Italy's Waldensian and Methodist Protestant churches has, as the denominations' highest governing body, agreed to authorise the blessing of same-sex couples in... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Luigi Sandri
A retired California Presbyterian minister, rebuked on charges that she violated her ordination vows by marrying same-sex couples, plans to appeal against a ruling that she said... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Chris Herlinger
Kenyan Christian leaders said prayers at a national ceremony for the promulgation of a new constitution, although they strongly opposed the law in the referendum campaign that led... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Fredrick Nzwili

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