News & Stories

St. Matthias and St. Luke Church in Vancouver, one of the breakaway Anglican churches. --Photo by Ian Lindsay/Postmedia

An Canadian appeals court has ruled in favor of an Anglican diocese in a property dispute with congregations opposed to same-gender blessings. In a unanimous decision released on... Read More
November 22, 2010 | Web First | Leanne Larmondin

Dr. Luis Lugo

A vast majority of Africans are very accepting of people from other faiths, Dr. Luis Lugo of the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, told the first forum... Read More
November 19, 2010 | Web First | Karl Juhlke

MPN’S Sunday school curriculum, currently includes tips for teachers and a downloadable Power Point presentation about how to use the curriculum.

What will Sunday school look like in the future for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada congregations? That was the question addressed at a consultation organized by... Read More
November 19, 2010 | Web First | John Longhurst

“Are we satisfied the process has been a healthy one?” MC Canada moderator Andrew Reesor-McDowell asked the General Board members.

What began as a bit of barn-burner issue settled down this past weekend into a few comforting embersRead More
November 19, 2010 | Artbeat | By Karin Fehderau

John Longhurst

John Longhurst, of Winnipeg, has been appointed director of resources and public engagement withRead More
November 19, 2010 | Web First | Emily Cain, Communications Officer
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,”Read More
November 10, 2010 | Web First | by Laura Lehman Amstutz
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 | By ENI Zimbabwe news correspondent
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

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 churchesRead 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 directorRead 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
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 | 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

“What I didn’t expect was the sense I suddenly had that author Doris Janzen Longacre and the contributors to Living More With Less were peering around the shelves at Target, watching me finger those plush crimson towels I really didn’t need. . . .”

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