“Our workers are trickling back,” report Mennonite Central Committee workers Tom and Judith Snowdon from their office in Cairo. “The airport is operating very efficiently and is not over-crowded. We have had some problems getting our workers back from Europe because of strikes there!”
On a recent family trip to Africa, spotting locals wearing
T-shirts and baseball caps bearing American brands or slogans became something of a parlor game -- a way to pass long hours in the Land Rover driving from place to place.
Embers from a large stone fireplace found their way under the floor of the Silver Lake Mennonite Camp dining hall.
Len Rempel has been appointed the new director of finance and administration for Mennonite World Conference, replacing Karen Martin Schiedel. Effective March 14, he will work out of MWC’s North American office in Kitchener.
“Effective Pastoral Models” was the focus of the 14thbiennial meeting of Latin America’s Southern Cone Anabaptist Mennonite Congress in San Bernardino, Paraguay, January 26 to 30.
Trends in church membership in the United States remain stable, with churches that have grown in recent years showing continued growth and those with declining memberships experiencing continued drops, according to an annual publication that tracks church membership.
What happens next in Cairo is entirely up to the Egyptian people, MCC workers Tom and Judith Snowdon told
Drake, Saskatchewan, a small prairie village south of the number one, is home to about 200 people. While small in size, the community has made
A coalition of U.S. church bodies is calling on the Obama administration not to block a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution seeking an end to construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
John Wray believes he knows what it will take for peace to rule in everyday life, all over the world.
The only catch is that we’ve all got an assignment.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has moved its international workers out of Egypt because of the ongoing civil unrest there.
The 30th annual Heifer Relief sale sponsored by Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale Inc. will take place at
Returning recently from a "seeking community tour," Paul Born, director of Tamarack Community here, says that "being in the southern US, in the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, provided a powerful reminder about the role of this movement in history, its global implications, and how it affects ongoing work for social justice."
Goshen College graduated senior Jenna Grubaugh, a theater major from Vancouver, British Columbia, placed in the top 10 percent of the almost 400 actors nominated in the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) Region III held at Michigan State University in early January.
House band musicians Willem Moolenbeck (sax) and Dave Tompson (guitar) anchored the singing during the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny
House band musicians Jeff Cowell (drums), Willem Moolenbeck (sax), Jeff Laughton (base), Tom Cummings (Vibraphone), and John Wiebe (guitar) anchored the singing.
Wearing strings of beads reminiscent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans 220 people were transported to Mississippi
Canada's oldest living person, Winkler's Elizabeth Buhler, has died just two weeks shy of her 112th birthday. “Liese” (as she was known to family) passed away Sunday night, Jan. 23, at the Salem Home in Winkler. Her daughters had already begun planning a small birthday party in the nursing home for the centenarian.
A video clip and book about the life of Gene Stoltzfus, co-founder of Christian Peacemakers, has been created at the direction of his widow, Dorothy Friesen of Fort Frances, Ont. Stoltzfus died unexpectedly last March at the age of 69, after taking his daily bike ride.
Donald Kraybill, Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pa., will give the 2011 Sawatsky Lecture at Conrad Grebel University College on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Though Jae Young Lee doesn’t think the recent North Korean shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island will lead to full-scale war, as Peace Program Coordinator for the Korea Anabaptist Center (KAC) he is alarmed by what is happening in both North and South Korea.
Jack Suderman, recently retired general secretary of MC Canada, was one of six persons named by the new nominee for moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA, Elizabeth Soto, who gave her opportunities to develop her leadership skills.
Called a “seasoned and tenacious advocate for peace who represents the best of Canada’s leadership
Several Mennonites have been in the news this past week, one with an op-ed piece in the local Kitchener-Waterloo Record, another featured as a “true saint of the community,” and yet another group, the young people of the David Martin Mennonites playing Canada's classic winter sport—ice hockey in a photo essay in the Globe and Mail.
Peace Alliance Winnipeg is staging a peaceful rally Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. called “Let Them Stay” outside Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ office in Steinbach. The organization is inviting local residents to “help an important humanitarian and social justice cause to help restore Canada’s tarnished international image.”
Loren Swartzendruber will serve another four-year term as president of Eastern Mennonite University.
Although Canada is a world leader in mining, its laws don’t ensure that Canadian