The academic Congress on Just Peace, held June 23 and 24 at the Free University of Amsterdam, marked the official launch of the university’s new Chair of Peace Theology and Ethics.
Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, a former student and instructor in the Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Summer Peacebuilding Institute, died Thursday, July 14, in Nairobi, Kenya, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 46.
As part of Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) restructuring process, program directors for MCC Canada and MCC U.S. have been named to jointly administer MCC’s international program.
Art DeFehr, a Manitoba business leader and founding chair of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, was inducted into the Order of Manitoba on July 12.
The Order is the province's highest honour, reserved each year for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the province or its people.
When many people think about Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing projects, they imagine huge combines harvesting hundreds of acres of land.
Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) said it will consider selling its 3.8 million-pound (US$6 million) investment in News Corp. unless the media organization conducts a full and open inquiry into a phone hacking scandal.
Marion Good of Waterloo, Ont. has been named regional director of Resource Development in Ontario for Mennonite Economic Development Associates and MEDA has won a first-place award for a project in Egypt that it has partnered with--Promoting and Protecting the Interests of Children who Work (PPIC-Work).
Church leaders in South Sudan expressed their readiness to help secure peace, stability, growth and development in their new nation, which was proclaimed an independent state on July 9.
The government must allow humanitarian access to civilians who have been displaced by the fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan state, Sudanese clergy said, amid reports of continued bombardment in the Nuba Mountains.