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The book Through Fire and Water: An Overview of Mennonite History was first published in 1996 by Herald Press and presented the Mennonite faith story within the sweep of church... Read More
February 2, 2011 | Artbeat | By Jodi H. Beyeler

Victoria Neufeldt works on The Historian, a publication of the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan, from her home office.

If you open the front cover of the Merriam-Webster’s Primary Dictionary, you’ll find acknowledgement of Victoria Neufeldt’s contribution in the preface. Lively illustrations make... Read More
February 2, 2011 | God at work in the Church | By Karin Fehderau

Patrons at Sam’s Place in Winnipeg, Man., enjoy coffee, reading and good conversation under the watchful eye of ‘Sam,’ the Komodo dragon. The formerly independent, community-based, non-profit organization is now a part of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba and the board that ran it now acts in an advisory capacity.

Sam’s Place, a used book store, café and performing arts venue, has developed into a welcoming meeting place for people living in Elmwood, a working class neighbourhood in the... Read More
February 2, 2011 | God at work in the World | By Gladys Terichow

Frank O’Dea, a former homeless panhandler on the streets of Toronto, Ont., who went on to found the Second Cup chain, told MEDA convention participants in Calgary how to ‘unleash’ their entrepreneurship potential.

For Frank O’Dea, a second chance led to the founding of Second Cup, Canada’s first specialty coffee chain. Speaking to the annual convention of Mennonite Economic Development... Read More
February 2, 2011 | God at work in the World | By Wally Kroeker
“The simple and quaint have raised their voices, loudly, on ,” says the blog’s founder, Jeff McLain. Several hundred years ago, Mennonites and their Anabaptist... Read More
February 2, 2011 | God at work in the Church | By Ross W. Muir

Jenna Grubaugh performs in the 2010 Goshen College spring mainstage play "Tartuffe" with fellow student Sam Jones (right). (Photo by Emily Miller/Goshen College Public Relations Office)

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... Read More
January 27, 2011 | Web First | By Liz Core

House band musicians Willem Moolenbeck (sax) and Dave Tompson (guitar) anchored the singing during the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny

Wearing strings of beads reminiscent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans 220 people were transported to MississippiRead More
January 27, 2011 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent

Elizabeth three years ago

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... Read More
January 26, 2011 | Web First | Jake Buhler

Stoltzfus died March 10, 2010

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... Read More
January 25, 2011 | Web First | Staff reports

Donald Kraybill

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... Read More
January 24, 2011 | Web First | Jennifer Konkle

Palmer Becker will teach a course on Pastoral Care and Counselling at Bethlehem Bible College; his wife, Ardys, joins him later as librarian.

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... Read More
January 21, 2011 | Web First | Deborah Froese

Elizabeth Soto

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... Read More
January 21, 2011 | Web First | By Annette Brill Bergstresser

Regehr (center holding medal) is flanked by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, Nancy Wildgoose (left) and Nancy Regehr (right). Photo by Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall.

Called a “seasoned and tenacious advocate for peace who represents the best of Canada’s leadershipRead More
January 20, 2011 | Web First | Ellen Shenk, reporter
There is nothing like a new addition to the family to get parents and grandparents looking ahead to the future. Much of what lies ahead is unknown, but there are things like life... Read More
January 19, 2011 | Focus On | By Lynette Taylor
The mission of MAX (MutualAid eXchange)—creating and sustaining wholeness through preserving and restoring property, lives and communities—was very much in action during 2010,... Read More
January 19, 2011 | Focus On | By Tim Wagler
Herald Press: What is the purpose of this book? Kreider: The impulse behind these two volumes is to help people to pray through Scripture, and to deepen their walk of faith... Read More
January 19, 2011 | Artbeat | Herald Press
For Carrie Martens, a student at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., using a prayer book like Take Our Moments and Our Days helps her feel “connected to God, to... Read More
January 19, 2011 | Artbeat | Herald Press


Herald Press: What is daily prayer? Boers: Common daily prayer is the practice—or discipline—of praying every morning and evening, using a set of prayers being used by other... Read More
January 19, 2011 | Artbeat | Herald Press
When he was a young adult, Arthur Boers’ 17 year-old sister died of leukemia. Torn by grief, and unable to understand how God could allow such a terrible thing, he found himself... Read More
January 19, 2011 | Artbeat | Herald Press

The Harms’ golden wedding anniversary celebration took place on June 19, 2010, at the Lowe Farm Community Centre, Man.

A deep love for aboriginal communities in Manitoba inspired Jake and Margaret Harms to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer by honouring others. In lieu of... Read More
January 19, 2011 | God at work in Us | By Deborah Froese

Josie Winterfeld, missions, peace and justice worker at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., participates in the ‘die-in’ during the annual peace protest outside of the former School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Ga.

Fort Benning, Georgia—the home of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly the School of the Americas—is also the home of annual peace protests each... Read More
January 19, 2011 | God at work in the World | By Dave Rogalsky
Eleven days before Christmas, local authorities in District Two of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, seized and demolished the home of Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and his wife, leaders of... Read More
January 19, 2011 | God at work in the Church | By Luke S. Martin
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... Read More
January 18, 2011 | Web First | Dick Benner, editor/publisher
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... Read More
January 17, 2011 | Web First | Staff reports

Loren Swartzendruber (l.) receives congratulations from EMU trustees chair Andrew (Andy) Dula following his announcement of Swartzendruber’s appointment to another four-year term as president. Photo by Lindsey Kolb

Loren Swartzendruber will serve another four-year term as president of Eastern Mennonite University. Andrew (Andy) Dula of Lancaster, Pa., chair of the EMU board of trustees,... Read More
January 13, 2011 | Web First | Jim Bishop