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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... Read More
September 27, 2011 | Web First | By Judith Sudilovsky

Rev. Suheil Dawani heads up The Episocal Diocese of Jerusalem which covers Israel, Jordan, The Palestinian Authority, Syria and Lebanon.

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. Rev. Suheil Dawani ,... Read More
September 27, 2011 | Web First | By ENI News Staff/ACNS

Ten combines harvested 80 acres of canola near Elm Creek, Manitoba on Friday, September 16.

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... Read More
September 23, 2011 | Web First | Emily Cain

Cecilia Pinto (foreground), youth leader at the La Legua congregation, participates in a youth convention in Lo Espejo. --Photo by Titus Guenther

The magnitude of what has just happened has scarcely sunk in among us," said pastor Samuel Tripainao , after theRead More
September 23, 2011 | Web First | Titus Guenther

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... Read More
September 22, 2011 | Web First | Alex Awad

Kelsey Hutton, 23, and her team has spoken to more than 4,000 people since the election has been announced.

Kelsey Hutton already knows who she is voting for when Manitobans head to the polls for this month’s provincial election: the NDP . For the past three weeks, Hutton has been... Read More
September 22, 2011 | Web First | Aaron Epp for Young Voices
Is food a human right? Is the famine in east Africa just a symptom of something bigger? Does buying locally actually promote peace? How does a discussion on food relate to the... Read More
September 16, 2011 | Web First | Jennifer Konkle
Ana Loewen knows what it’s like to feel disillusioned with the church. As a teenager, a negative experience in the church she grew up in led her to seriously question the... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Early last August when five young men pulled their RV into Brightwood Ranch in rural Alberta, they exchanged the adventure of ziplines and horseback riding for the opportunity to... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Young Voices | Emily Loewen
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” (Jack... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Young Voices | Rachel Bergen
What does it mean for a faith-based organization to make faith and spirituality an integral part of its board meetings and planning? That’s the subject of Setting the Agenda:... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Artbeat |

Amy Dueckman overcomes her fear and discovers newfound courage through the thrill of skydiving.

On a gorgeous summer afternoon, I willingly tumbled out of an airplane from more than 3,000 metres above the ground, entrusting my life to a piece of nylon, a ripcord and a... Read More
September 14, 2011 | God at work in Us | By Amy Dueckman

Nicole Tiessen sits in the sample room in the design studio of Aodbt Architecture + Interior Design in Saskatoon, Sask.

If you are out running errands in Saskatoon and your travels take you to the bank, a convenience store or your doctor’s office, there’s a chance you will encounter the work and... Read More
September 14, 2011 | God at work in Us | By Karin Fehderau

Ray Koop, CEO for Bethania Group, and Ferdinand Funk, chaplain at Bethania Personal Care Home, stand in front of the Bethania facility.

What makes a Mennonite personal care home Mennonite? This question is central to the critical financial situation that the Bethania Group faces in its two personal care homes... Read More
September 14, 2011 | God at work in the World | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau
Eight members of the Manitoba and Riva Palacios Mennonite colonies accused of raping more than a hundred women and girls were found guilty on Aug. 25 after a two-month trial. A... Read More
September 14, 2011 | God at work in the Church | Ross W. Muir

Merwyn De Mellow spent 15 years as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner

Merwyn De Mello has been appointed by Christian Peacemaker Teams to the position of CPT Co-Director, along with Carol Rose, starting in January 2012. De Mello brings a wide range... Read More
September 13, 2011 | Web First | CTP Canada news release
$105,000—that’s how much was donated by Manitobans to Canadian Foodgrains Bank on September 9 through CBC Radio Manitoba’s fundraiser for east Africa drought relief. “We are... Read More
September 13, 2011 | Web First | Emily Cain
The majority of Canadians surveyed in a new Ipsos Reid poll say religion creates more questions than answers in the search to explain life and the world around them. In addition,... Read More
September 13, 2011 | Web First | Brigette Foisy, public relations

More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.--AFP photo

Many of China's churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies. In the past, repression drove people to convert - is the cause now rampant... Read More
September 12, 2011 | Web First | By Tim Gardam

In 2012, the present "blue" Worship Hymnal will be 20 years old. It contains 668 hymns.

Congregations throughout Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada are being asked this fall, winter, and spring to keep track of all the songs they sing. Their research... Read More
September 9, 2011 | Web First | Steve Shenk

Should to Shoulder formed following debates over an Islamic center near the former site of the destroyed World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and a Florida pastor's threats to burn the Quran.

Three days before the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, religious leaders gathered to remember the victims, foster interreligious unity and speak out in... Read More
September 9, 2011 | Web First | By Josef Kuhn
Three Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) alumni have launched an independent digital press and are currently selling their first electronic book (e-book). The youth adventure... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Even in Christian circles, murderers, rapists, child abusers and hardened criminals are viewed as some of the most reprehensible people in society. They are left to rot in jail... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Young Voices | Rachel Bergen
Being in relationship is one of the best things we can ever do, and yet it is often one of the hardest. If only we could be in perfect relationship with each other and with God I... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Young Voices | Kirsten Hamm
As Mennonites living in the peace and prosperity of Canada, we sometimes wonder how to keep the stories of our past alive. We wonder whether our children and grandchildren will... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Barb Draper