Anabaptists were among the 287 participants in a diverse Christian gathering held here October 4-7. The meeting was the second international gathering of the Global Christian Forum (GCF). The first was held in Kenya in 2007.
Communications - "from Gutenberg to Google" - will be an important factor in 2017 when churches celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, according to a committee that is guiding the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in marking the event.
Dr. John Rempel of Elkhart, IN, was named by Conrad Grebel University College as the next director of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre at the Toronto School of Theology.
Lifelong pastor and educator Palmer Becker has embarked on another short-term mission assignment to Asia with Mennonite Church Canada. From Nov. 6 to Dec. 9, Becker is sharing his vision for shaping leadership with Anabaptist church leaders.
Imvu, a knitted white and black sheep clad in a red backpack, is a familiar face to those who regularly read the prayer letters of Mennonite Church Canada workers Andrew and Karen Suderman. In the latest prayer letter, Imvu shares with young friends his perspectives on the growing Anabaptist Network in South Africa Peace Library and Resource Centre
Although a rich history of Mennonite/Anabaptist presence is evident in South Africa, Mennonite Church Canada workers Andrew and Karen Suderman discovered a lack of good quality Anabaptist resource materials for churches.
The killing of a well-loved priest in southern Philippines has inspired the revival of a campaign to end political killings, supported by international faith and human rights groups, church workers said.
Eleanor, left, and Larry Miller are all smiles as they accept a gift of love for their 21 years of service at MWC from Andrew Reesor-McDowell (center), moderator of Mennonite Church Canada and Bert Lobe, North American representative for MWC.
No, he (they) didn’t get a gold watch to mark their retirement, but rather a stoneware serving set for refreshment made by a local potter, Phil Yordy. It was an evening of memories and recalling the “migrant missionary” nature of Larry and Eleanor Miller, signing off after nearly 22 years as general secretary and administrative assistant for Mennonite World Conference.
More than 80 persons from seven countries met in September at the Bienenberg Theological Seminary and Conference Center in Liestal
Representatives from the United Kingdom's main Christian denominations and charities submitted a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (treasury secretary) on Oct. 31, urging the government to tackle tax avoidance in order to "Close The Gap" between rich and poor.
Indigenous spirituality is enhancing Christian tradition in some Philippine churches as they retrace the local context of their faith.
Marc Ediger (back to camera), a lieutenant with the Reedley (Calif.) Police Department, describes preventive and restorative approaches to public safety. Others pictured left to right are: Mary Fast, mayor of Reedley; Carol Chodroff, Sheri Plett Wiedenhoefer, director of West Coast MCC; Joe Garza, Reedley Police Dept.
“We need to get you back here for a briefing! People in Congress need to hear what you’re doing.”
Tears, laughter and hugs mark Grace’s (not her real name) last group session at a residential treatment centre here for drug and alcohol addictions.
Supporters of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario are invited to a meeting at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church here to hear about plans for a full redevelopment of the current 50 Kent office facility. It will be held Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
The Goshen College community is mourning the death of longtime professor James S. Miller, who was killed during a home invasion Oct. 9. Funeral services, held Monday, Oct. 17 at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church were he was a member, was attended by more than 900 people.
As police helicopters hovered overhead, seminarian Rix Thorsell, wearing a clerical collar, marched on October 5 with other members of Brooklyn's Greenpoint Reformed Church in a "Occupy Wall Street" protest that has captured national and international attention
As more Muslims become part of European society, German universities have begun courses aimed at helping Islamic clergy (imams) and religious teachers understand German culture, including Christianity and Judaism.
After news leaked that Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto was planning an invitation-only fundraising breakfast with George W. Bush, it only took two days for the event to be cancelled.
The role of the diverse U.S. faith community in debates about the future of the United States is essentially unsettled right now due to partisan politics, says a prominent broadcast journalist and former White House communications director.
Ron Penner, president for the last five years of his 14 with Columbia Bible College, has asked the board of directors to initiate a search for his successor, according to Abe Neufeld, chair of the board.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the world's oldest known biblical manuscripts, are now available online through a cooperative effort between the Israel Museum, where they are housed, and Google.
The Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and his family are celebrating after getting permission to remain in the city after months of legal and diplomat appeals.
It’s harvest time!
Across Canada, farmers are bringing in crops to raise money for Canadian Foodgrains Bank—money that will be used to provide food for people in the developing world who don’t have enough to eat.
The magnitude of what has just happened has scarcely sunk in among us," said pastor Samuel Tripainao, after the
In the next 24 hours, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be at the United Nations to request an official recognition of Palestine as an independent state with full statehood status at the UN. The majority of Christians and church leaders in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip support the Palestinian bid to seek full statehood at the United Nations.