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Miller recognized for 21 years at Mennonite World Conference

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.

Bob Janzen (2nd from left), is in swoon mode as he belts out 'Leaning on Jesus' along with Dale Mieske (left) as standup bass and guitar, Tim Bergen, (3rd from left) manolin, guitar and fiddle, and Arnold Snyder, accordian and keyboards.

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.

Talking restorative justice in Washington, D.C.

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.”

Addiction centre a 'place of new beginnings'

Staff at the addiction treatment centre, from left, MCC worker, Eleanor Hildebrand Guderian (whose MCC term has since ended), Susana Peters and Wilma Unger work on a blanket project with women participating in the treatment program. --MCC photo/Gladys Terichow

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.

MCC Ontario plans new 2-story facility

MCCO will combine two current, overcrowded Kitchener and Waterloo thrift shops into one large and innovative shop in an excellent retail location.

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.

Dead Sea Scrolls online after high-tech photo process

The scrolls are most commonly made of animal skins, but also papyrus and one of copper. They are written with a carbon-based ink, from right to left, using no punctuation except for an occasional paragraph indentation.

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.

Why Christians Need to Support Palestinian Statehood

Alex Awad

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.


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