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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
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who spoke out against the Nazis, has been a controversial figure. Mennonites have valued him for his book, The Cost of Discipleship ,... Read More
January 25, 2011 | Web First - Book Reviews | Barb Draper, book editor

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 leadership in peace and disarmament,” Ernie Regehr of Waterloo received the 2010 Pearson... Read 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

Toews looks down as protestors outside the University of Manitoba in October object to an honorary degree, holding placards condemning Toews for public statements he has made about crime and immigration. (CBC)

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

Learning exchange participants visit The Mennonite Story, a museum at St. Jacob’s Ont. Front row, from left, are Godfrey Walalaze (Tanzania), Hubert Mukalasi Lubyama (Tanzania), Dumisani Nkomo (Zimbabwe) and Rose Lala Biasima (Congo); back row from left are Ray Motsi (Zimbabwe) and Jean-Calvin K

Although Canada is a world leader in mining, its laws don’t ensure that Canadian mining companies operating in developing countries conform to human rights and environmental... Read More
January 13, 2011 | Web First | by Gladys Terichow, writer

Herbert Funk, left, and fellow members of a Work and Learn team from Paraguay clear away the rubble of Adral and Marie Sylvain’s house in Port-au-Prince, which collapsed during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Clearing the property made it possible for the Sylvains, who work with MCC and have four children,

From Paraguay, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, people volunteered through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work side by side with Haitians , cleaning up rubble left by the... Read More
January 12, 2011 | Web First | By Linda Espenshade

Coptic Orthodox priests pray in the house of Fawzy Bkheit, who died after Saturday's bomb attack outside the Two Saints Church in Alexandria (Photo: Reuters)

Coptic Churches around the country expect an influx of Egyptian Muslims to share with the country's Christians their Christmas Eve mass “Although 2011 started tragically, I feel... Read More
January 7, 2011 | Web First | Nourhan El-Abbassy

J.M. Klassen at the MCC offices in 1983.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28 for J.M. Klassen, whose commitment and firm leadership helped shape MCC Canada for more than two decades. He died here on December... Read More
January 6, 2011 | Web First | MCC Canada staff

Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman, a ThD student at the University of Toronto, has earned Conrad Grebel’s highest valued academic award – the A. James Reimer Award at the Toronto Mennonite... Read More
January 5, 2011 | Web First | Jennifer Konkle
The 10 members of the Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools (CAMS)—located in every province between Ontario and British Columbia—can all trace their lineage to a Mennonite... Read More
January 5, 2011 | Focus On | By Gail Schellenberg