Months after earning their undergraduate degrees from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2011, Jessica Sarriot (Silver Spring, Md.), Larisa Zehr (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and William C. Morris (Charlottesville, Va.) headed 2,000 miles south to work alongside Colombians seeking to emerge from decades of warfare and destitution.
Arli Klassen, formerly executive director of the binational Mennonite Central Committee before its reorganization earlier this year into a Canadian and US entity, will serve as Development Manager for Mennonite World Conference beginning October 1, 2012, according to a news release. She is in the process of moving from Akron, Pa. to Kitchener, Ont.
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, revered as a messiah within his Unification Church but regarded by many others as a vain and enigmatic man who blessed mass weddings, built a sprawling business empire and presided over a personality cult, died on Monday (Sept. 3) in South Korea. He was 92.
The leader of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church has urged citizens to observe peace, love and tolerance as the country mourns the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses – just not the way Karl Marx imagined.
OK, so like I'm on vacation in Maine and you're pondering the fate of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), but what would we do without those crack investigative reporters at Politico, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan?
The United Church of Canada, the country's largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
The intent is to bring pressure to bear on the government of Israel to stop expansion of the settlements and end the occupation.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended his invitation of President Obama to the annual Al Smith Dinner in October, saying he is trying to encourage civility and dialogue amid a bitter battle with the White House over abortion rights and access to contraception.
For the first time in U.S. history, both sides of the ballot include Roman Catholics: Democrats' Vice President Joe Biden, and Republicans' newly named vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
In another of many court trials for Kwitsel Tatel, the aboriginal mother of two charged with illegal possession of fish, was jailed here July 25, along with her son, before the trial began. Kwitsel had shared her story at an Assembly 2012 workshop at the invitation of Professor Anthony Hall, an expert witness on her behalf, and Steve Heinrichs
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to address needs of refugees fleeing from increasing violence in Syria.
With a record donation to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, members of the Niverville and District growing project have reason to celebrate.