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MCC begins 73rd season of meat canning

10.14.2019
Written By: Linda Espenshade, Mennonite Central Committee  
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Photo: MCC mobile cannery crew members are (from left) Gabriel Eisenbeis, Kendall Weaver and Tristan Pries. Not pictured: Nathan Stoltzfus. MCC photo/Brenda Burkholder Mennonite Central Committee began its 73rd year of canning meat for people in crisis around the world on Oct. 7. Volunteers have been participating in this project for almost three-quarters of the […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

10.11.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 331 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives.  1. “Living Undocumented” This week Netflix released its new documentary series on living undocumented in the United States. The story line follows several folks’ journey with […]

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¡Bienvenido y bienvenida a Meno Acontecer de octubre, 2019!

10.7.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 48 Times read

Suscríbase gratis en: menoacontecer@themennonite.org Encuentre los números anteriores en: https://themennonite.org/spanish/menoacontecerarchivos/ Para leer más historias de Meno Acontecer, visite https://themennonite.org/the-latest/spanishes/ Versión para imprimir: Meno Acontecer PDF Soñé, actué y caminé 264 kilómetros en trece días. Comencé la caminata en Saint Jean Pied de Port en el sur de Francia hasta la ciudad de Burgos en España. El primer retó fue […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

10.4.2019 Posted By: Jennie Wintermote 394 Times read

I’ve been thinking about what things make life meaningful. Here are a few things that add richness to my life. Give them a try. 1. Cross-generational relationships. My daughter is two and a half years old, and since her earliest days, I’ve thought about the important adults in own life (other than my parents) who […]

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Features

10.7.2019 Written By: Lee Snyder 423 Times read

Living with power as paradox

Photo: Lee Snyder, the first woman academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Photo from EMU. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Positive uses of power.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. On the campus of Bluffton (Ohio) University, next […]

9.23.2019 Written By: Duncan Smith 950 Times read

Amid medical needs, The Corinthian Plan provides support through sharing, mutual aid

Photo: Jane and Mark Roeschley. Photo provided by the Roeschleys. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Jane Roeschley, pastor of Mennonite Church of Normal in Normal, Illinois, and her husband, Mark, had not had a catastrophic […]

8.30.2019 Written By: Anne Blackwood 248 Times read

Making God’s love practical in health care

Photo: Anne Blackwood at work. Photo by Scott Byram This article comes from the September issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born […]

7.22.2019 Written By: John K. Stoner 1,011 read

The road to Damascus: Where Paul was not converted

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The Breath of God restores us.” For more stories on this theme, see the July issue of The Mennonite. Some Christians may be disappointed to hear that Saul (later Paul) was not converted on the road to Damascus, but he was not. The story is plain enough. On […]

7.1.2019 Written By: Elizabeth Schrag 335 Times read

God in the mirror: Because the Holy Spirit is too good

Photo: A scene from a hiking trip in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Photo provided by author. This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Breath of God restores us.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I’ve shaken my fist at God […]

5.31.2019 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 817 Times read

Churches raise money for a bond for a woman held in detention

Photo: Imelda. Photo by Erik Rosales. This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Congregations share peace.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When authorities at a for-profit immigration detention center near Tucson, Ariz., permitted detainees to go outside once each day, Imelda and […]

Opinions

10.14.2019 Written By: Ryan Ahlgrim 192 Times read

Lessons in pastoral power

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. When people ask me what Mennonites believe, I tell them, among other things, that we pursue a life of service rather than pursue wealth, fame or power. But it’s not quite […]

10.14.2019 Written By: Alice Price 125 Times read

As modern settlers, how might we humble and transform ourselves?

Photo: Participants listen as farm manager Jesse Marchildon (center in plaid shirt) shares the history and current developments at the Rio Grande Farm Park. In the background is the MOKI, a mobile kitchen run by the Local Foods Coalition to promote local foods. Photo by Barry Bartel. The river is flowing, flowing and growing, the […]

10.7.2019 Written By: Chris Hoover Seidel 510 Times read

Showing up as Love

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. Power involves energy. The ways we engage energy are tied up in narratives, histories, agendas, self-worth, institutions, conditioning, traumas—even our sense of the Divine—and have very real consequences. Have you ever […]

9.16.2019 Written By: Craig Saylor 383 Times read

The cost of an unhealthy America

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Unhealthy in America. These words came to me as I reflected on my life as a consumer, licensed care giver, manager and board member, and hospital executive. My experience as […]

9.9.2019 Written By: Timothy Jost 650 Times read

Why are U.S. health-care costs so high?

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. It is useful to think about health-care costs in two ways: the total cost of our health-care system and the costs of health care as experienced directly by individuals. Looking […]

8.19.2019 Written By: Mark Hurst 372 Times read

New Zealand’s prime minister, trees teach compassionate justice

We’ve moved into Magpie Hollow, a large house on a property of about 90 acres on the western edge of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. We hope to provide retreat space to host workshops on everything from peacemaking to quilting. There are many trees here. Aboriginal Peoples worldwide have always understood trees […]