News & Stories

Geez! Has it been five years already? It was 2005 when Aiden Enns launched Geez, a self-described “cheeky” magazine for the “over-churched, out-churched, un-churched and maybe... Read More
November 17, 2010 | Web First | By John Longhurst

Pak Samuel lost his wife, who was seven months pregnant, his small son and daughter in the flash flooding that crashed through the village of Rado in Papua, Indonesia. He is sitting on the rocks where his home used to stand. (MCC photo by Paulus Hortono)

In Java, Indonesia, palm trees fold like umbrellas under the weight of volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi. On the outskirts of this black and white world, more than 380,000... Read More
November 15, 2010 | Web First | Linda Espenshade, MCC news coordinator

The newest distance learning course offered at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will help students integrate faith perspectives into communication theory while sharpening their skills in this arena.

“We are most like God because of our ability to communicate,” said Julie Gochenour, instructor of a newly-developed online course in communication offered by Eastern Mennonite... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Web First | by Laura Lehman Amstutz

Wolf in sheep's clothing: Mugabe attending a masowe church service

Church and rights groups in Zimbabwe have warned against new elections saying the situation in the country is "highly volatile, uncertain and tense" after a bloody presidential... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By ENI Zimbabwe news correspondent
British Columbia Dec. 4,5: Advent vespers with Abendmusik Choir; (4) Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (5) Knox United Church, Vancouver.Read More
November 10, 2010 | Focus On | Canadian Mennonite
Heidi Wagler, a registered nurse, and her husband Brian were all set to travel to Haiti with a medical team in February when the devastating earthquake there threw a wrench into... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Focus On | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky
John Bell, a leader in the Iona Community and a major contributor to the Wild Goose Resource Group, often notes that Christians need to leave the safety of their favourite psalms... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Focus On | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky


The passing of Henry Dueck has left a gap in the greater Mennonite community of Leamington, Ont., where he lived and served for many years. His health began to steadily decline... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Barry Bergen

Jake Buhler of Osler Mennonite Church, Sask., stands beside a sign he erected on his land boldly declaring 'To Remember is to Work for Peace'

Jake Buhler is a man with a different pair of glasses. They reflect a steely determination to pursue peace and help others do the same. “Peace is the lens through which we see... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Karin Fehderau

MC Manitoba board members Dave Wiebe, Dan Horne and Justin Zacharias listen as delegates share concerns about the budget and about how the area church can communicate more clearly with its member congregations.

“Do we want to keep on doing what we are used to doing or do we want to think in new ways?” With the lack of a quorum and a budget that will possibly be unmet, this question was... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau
More than a week after meeting with Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) and Third Way Media reps to discuss a proposed merger of the two organizations, Mennonite Church Canada’s... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Dick Benner

Above the Underground associate Pam Thompson, left, and manager Darlene Davy welcome shoppers to their trendy thrift store—‘the best kept secret in Abbotsford.’

For a little clothing store, Above the Underground is making a big impact on the lives of people in Abbotsford. And if Darlene Davy, the store’s manager, has her way, many more... Read More
November 10, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Angelika Dawson
Late in his life, Guy F. Hershberger reflected that 1944 had been a watershed year for the Mennonite Church. That year Hershberger’s book, War, Peace and Nonresistance , was... Read More
November 9, 2010 | Web First - Book Reviews | Barb Draper

Elder Xiao Hui-Ying of the Zhong-He Mennonite Church in Taipei, sticks a fruit on the wishing tree.

At their annual assembly held in Taipei Oct. 31-Nov. 3, pastors and delegates from Taiwan’s 21 Mennonite churches committed themselves to renewal in mission. Much of the gathering... Read More
November 9, 2010 | Web First | From reports by Sheldon Sawatzky
Faced with a shortage of volunteers willing to fill leadership positions, the committee that organizes the popular and successful Winnipeg MCC Festival and Relief Sale has... Read More
November 8, 2010 | Web First | Gladys Terichow

Ken Warkentin

Ken Warkentin, pastor of the Niverville Community Fellowship, has been named the new executive director of Mennonite Church Manitoba, filling the vacancy left by Edgar Rempel who... Read More
November 8, 2010 | Web First | MC Manitoba news release

Yemiru Tilahun (far right), of Ethiopia’s Meserete Kristos Church, with two leaders of Ethiopian evangelicals, the Emmanuel United Church of Ethiopia, Samson Mariam (left), Emmanuel vice-president and Bezalem Fisseha (centre), president, who were mentored by Meserete Kristos leaders.

At least 30 mission and church leaders represented Anabaptist-related communities at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization here, October 17 to 24. The gathering,... Read More
November 2, 2010 | Web First | Byron Rempel-Burkholder
Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU) has been named among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for the second consecutive year, moving to 19th from our debut... Read More
October 28, 2010 | Web First | News release
The document that helped lay the foundation for the historic reconciliation in July 2010 between Lutherans and Mennonites is now available as a downloadable document. The 120-page... Read More
October 28, 2010 | Web First - Book Reviews | By Byron Rempel-Burkholder

But Cape Town Opera's managing director said the company was reluctant to take the political stand of shunning cultural ties with Israel, despite Tutu's plea.

A Jewish group in South Africa has criticised a call by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu for the Cape Town Opera to cancel a performance in Israel in November. "Peace and... Read More
October 28, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Munyaradzi Makoni
Theology, Spirituality Ecclesiastes. Douglas B. Miller. Herald Press, 2010, 300 pages. This is the 23rd volume of the “Believers Church Bible Commentary” series. Miller is... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Focus On | Canadian Mennonite
If she were alive today, would Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the More-With-Less Cookbook and Living More With Less, have a Facebook account? That’s the question being asked by... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Focus On | By John Longhurst
Editing a book about living simply has a way of throwing one’s own hypocrisy into stark relief. When I began work on the 30th-anniversary edition of Living More With Less for... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Focus On | By Valerie Weaver-Zercher

Ted E. Friesen holds the inaugural Blazer Distinguished Community Service Award presented to him by Canadian Mennonite University president Gerald Gerbrandt on Sept. 25. Looking on is Friesen’s wife, Linie.

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) presented its inaugural Blazer Distinguished Community Service Award on Sept. 25, naming Altona, Man., citizen Ted Friesen as the first... Read More
October 27, 2010 | God at work in Us | Canadian Mennonite University Release

Stephanie Epp, chair of an ad hoc committee of seven Saskatoon, Sask., area churches created to promote peace in the public square, stands beside a ‘peace bus’ in Saskatoon.

A grassroots response to Mennonite Church Canada’s Peace in the Public Square campaign is rolling through the streets of Saskatoon, Sask. On Sept. 6, five posters adorning the... Read More
October 27, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Deborah Froese