The president of an African Inter-faith peace group has called on religious leaders to protest over Ivory Coast's presidential election dispute, in which two politicians have been sworn in as head of State.
About 1000 people in Hong Kong joined a celebration co-organized by Christian groups to honour imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo in a celebration coinciding with the Nobel ceremony in Oslo.
Faith groups have a key role to play in stemming the environmental crisis in Africa, says an organizer of meetings on possible violence connected a looming Nigerian ecological disaster.
Four of Nigeria's top religious leaders arrived in London on Dec. 8 for talks with politicians and faith leaders on preventing conflict in the oil-rich country caused by environmental degradation.
Walking in each other’s theological shoes for a day, professors from their respective seminaries in Waterloo
Church officials and activists have welcomed an investigation ordered by India's federal Supreme Court into trafficking in children by pastors and exploitative Christians eyeing ways to pull in foreign donations.
J. Lorne Peachey had long held a secret wish to work for Mennonite World Conference some day. Still, the invitation in 2001 to become editor of MWC's three-language magazine surprised him.
“I knew next to nothing about editing a publication produced in three languages for readers across many cultures in many countries,” admits the resident of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eastern Mennonite University professor Howard Zehr
spent his Thanksgiving holiday this year receiving the thanks of
German and Swiss groups for his work as a pioneer and propagator of
restorative justice around the world. He also did “giving” as a speaker
and workshop leader on the same topic.
In solidarity with thousands of women who have been sexually assaulted
Twenty-four Canadians were among the nearly 100 new workers assigned by Mennonite Central Committee recently
“Conversations on Attachment: Integrating the Science of Love and Spirituality,” will be held March 31-April 1, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University. The conference, a first of its kind, will bring together nationally-recognized experts from a variety of disciplines to apply key insights from attachment theory to current research and practice.
In this letter to the church in Philippi, the Apostle Paul provides some sound instruction for approaching leadership. Be clear on the ultimate purpose of God’s calling. Disregard the unimportant matters. Do not get cemented in the past. Press forward to the purposes of God. However, make sure to live up to what you have already attained.
A group of Moscow residents are fighting for official confirmation that a new mosque will not be built in their district of Russia's capital, amid controversies across the world's biggest country over worship places for Muslims.
A major step to promote harmony within the worldwide Anglican Communion has been rejected by leaders of a global grouping set up to fight against what its members call breaches of traditional biblical Anglicanism.
It’s admittedly a little hard to know how to take this Matthew passage. Should I be reading it as some sort of an encouragement? Sounds more like a threat. What does it mean? My son Simon says it means we should avoid going anywhere in twos, and as much as possible aim for odd numbers instead (!)
Jeremy Bauman of Kitchener, in Year 3 at Wilifred Laurier University, has received a $3,500 Abner Martin Music Scholarship for 2010/11, announces Menno Singers, a community choir in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. Working towards a bachelor of music degree in Music Performance on Viola, Bauman is studying with Christine Vlajk of the Penderecki String Quartet.
Mike Miller, of Partridge, KS, has been named regional director of Resource Development for MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates). He will represent MEDA in the US Mid-West region from his home office in a small town northwest of Wichita.
Christians involved in church-based gender justice movements say that men must develop a sense of positive masculinity in order to counter increasing levels of violence by men against women.
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 created new mechanisms to hold Canadian mining, oil and gas companies accountable when they are found to be complicit in human rights and environmental violations abroad, was narrowly defeated by a vote of 140 to 134.
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 visionary leader with a passion to see the gospel go to areas without a Christian witness.”
Two participants in MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program stood before a crowd of 600 people
Students attending one-room village schools in this Mennonite colony 60 kilometres south of Santa Cruz use slates instead of notebooks.
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.
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 act responsibly. It's a stunning comment for a pontiff who has blamed condoms for making the AIDS crisis worse.
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 particular concern to me, because in 1930, before I was born, Canada accepted my parents and their five children as refugees from the Soviet Union.” Wiebe said.
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 Monday (Nov. 15), British Columbia Court of Appeal Justice Mary Newbury, writing for a three-judge panel, dismissed an appeal by four breakaway parishes against a 2009 lower court ruling.