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In his new book, Nelson Kraybill, most recently president of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart Ind., does not follow the Book of Revelation in a linear fashion,... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky

Floods have destroyed homes and livelihoods across much of Pakistan, including the Dera Ismail Khan District, pictured. Photo: Zafar Wazir, Church World Service

Pakistan’s worst floods in eight decades have killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of more than 14 million—about 8 percent of the population. With hundreds of... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Ross W. Muir

Anne Driediger, a resident at Bethany Manor, speaks with a Saskatoon, Sask., city planner about the seniors complex expansion.

It’s a warm summer evening on the north side of Saskatoon and residents in this busy neighbourhood are enjoying the opportunity to cycle, walk, play tennis or rip up the tarmac at... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Karin Fehderau
Martyrs Mirror is newer than the Bible and longer than some copies of it. Like the Bible, though, the book has a powerful message for today, said James Lowry, a Mennonite... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Celeste Kennel-Shank
“Mennonite World Conference is in good shape. There are no crisis areas. What we agreed to do, we have been able to do.” With those words, general secretary Larry Miller, who will... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By J. Lorne Peachey
Sustainable communities require long-term planning David Neufeld of Winnipeg, Man., has a long history with both Mennonite and secular efforts to address environmental issues. He... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in Us | Reprinted from July 2010 MCCN newsletter.
A fresco of Christ on the Kremlin Wall in Moscow rediscovered after being plastered over during the 1917 Bolshevik revolution has been presented in a ceremony attended by... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Sophia Kishkovsky
The joint synod of Italy's Waldensian and Methodist Protestant churches has, as the denominations' highest governing body, agreed to authorise the blessing of same-sex couples in... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Luigi Sandri
A retired California Presbyterian minister, rebuked on charges that she violated her ordination vows by marrying same-sex couples, plans to appeal against a ruling that she said... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Chris Herlinger
Kenyan Christian leaders said prayers at a national ceremony for the promulgation of a new constitution, although they strongly opposed the law in the referendum campaign that led... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Fredrick Nzwili
More than 25 000 people gathered at Kolkata's Sealdah railway station for the launch of the "Mother Express" train, a highlight of the centenary celebrations of the birth of... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Anto Akkara

Elsie Cressman, foreground, the subject of the new documentary, Return to Africa: The Story of Elsie Cressman, is pictured with filmmakers Paul Francescutti, and Paula and Paul Campsall, at a screening in Waterloo, Ont., this summer.

On June 27, the Princess Twin Cinema in uptown Waterloo had to open up a second room to view the 2010 movie, Return to Africa: The Story of Elsie Cressman, with Cressman, now 87,... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Artbeat | by Dave Rogalsky

Homes that will be built through the collaboration of MCC, MEDA and Fonkoze will be similar to this one repaired for Isaac, Viola, and Estania Auguste, left to right, of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.

Haitians left homeless by January’s earthquake are getting construction help from a collaborative venture of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Economic Development... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Wally Kroeker

Horse Lake Mennonite Church (left) and Tiefengrund Mennonite Church today (right)

Many people with ties to the Tiefengrund Mennonite Church near Carlton, Sask., came to relive the past, rejoice in the present and anticipate the future of this church community... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Henry Patkau

Juan Raul Junay of Guatemala City, Guatemala, poses for a photograph in a field of golden Manitoba wheat.

Juan Raul Junay, 25, never tires of explaining how Canadian mining companies are affecting farming communities in his home country of Guatemala. “Mines give people jobs, but there... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Gladys Terichow

Plans are underway for a version of the family friendly Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival to come to North America in 2011 under the name “Wild Goose Festival.”

U2, Bruce Cockburn, the Emerging Church Movement and Mennonites share one thing in common: each has been present, active and influential at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival... Read More
August 17, 2010 | Artbeat | By Vic Thiessen
Bags of clothing from Vietnamese immigrants in Abbotsford have found their way to help clothe Karen refugees in Surrey, thanks to a cooperative effort between church groups. David... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Amy Dueckman

Visitors to Riverton Fellowship Circle receive a mug “full of love.” Church leader Barb Daniels, centre, presents church mugs to translator Ed Toews, left, Brigido Loewen of Paraguay, Alina Itucama of Panama and translator Liz Drewnisz.

Riverton Fellowship Circle, a Mennonite Church Manitoba congregation since 2006, thinks it can. When it comes to the church’s goals to be Christ-centred, welcoming to visitors and... Read More
August 17, 2010 | | by Rachel Bergen

Alina Itucama, left, of the Wounaan tribe just outside of Panama City, Panama, was given a star blanket commemorating the relationship between Latin and North American aboriginal people groups. Also pictured are Neill and Edith von Gunten, MC Canada Native Ministry co-directors.

A year after members of Hollow Water First Nation in central Manitoba travelled to Paraguay for the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly and a subsequent tour of indigenous... Read More
August 17, 2010 | | by Rachel Bergen

Katie Penner of Vineland, Ont., stands among the art and graffiti found along the security wall between Israel and Palestine.

My first reaction to seeing the wall that separates Israel and Palestine was the enormity of it. This isn’t any little chain-link fence that marks a property line. It’s an... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Katie Penner
For three weeks this past May, I participated in a joint Mennonite Central Committee/Mennonite Church Eastern Canada learning tour for young adults to Israel/Palestine. Called... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Katie Erb

A quilt of sorts was put together as a symbol of the commitment of many interfaith youths and young adults, to aid the Millennium Development Goals in any way possible. It was hung at the University of Winnipeg during the World Religions Summit 2010.

Just days before the leaders of the G8 countries were preparing to meet in central Ontario to discuss such new issues as maternal health in the developing world and a restoration... Read More
July 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Rachel Bergen

Susan Pries prepares a group lunch at RiverSong, a day retreat centre along the Conestoga River outside of St. Jacobs, Ont.

The yellow warbler flits among the trees back of the patio and main building at RiverSong as Susan Pries takes a break from providing meals and snacks to a daylong retreat of... Read More
July 12, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Dave Rogalsky

Karen Hamilton, general secretary for the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), left, enjoys a laugh with Robert J. Suderman, general secretary of Mennonite Church Canada, at last month’s World Religions Summit 2010 in Winnipeg, Man. MC Canada is a CCC member.

There are currently eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were agreed to by 192 United Nations member states in 2000 and that are to be achieved by 2015. But according to... Read More
July 12, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Rachel Bergen

The sacred fire, protected in a teepee that was set up by representatives of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada at the World Religions Summit 2010, was lit to act as a doorway for the entrance of the ‘Spirit.’

Of the 192 member countries of the United Nations, Canada ranks fourth on its Human Development Index, but Canada’s First Nations rank 68th. According to Edith Von Gunten, who co-... Read More
July 12, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Rachel Bergen

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