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Ethiopian woman survives beatings to serve Christ

9.10. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite World Conference

A Mennonite World Conference release by Karla Braun Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series highlights leaders in the movement, past and present. “With the grace of God, I escaped many deaths throughout my journey […]

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Glimpsing who we can be together

6.11. 2018 Posted By: Andrew Suderman

“If we want to be a peace church,” says Garcia Pedro Domingos, “we must also respond to and offer other alternatives to those who need jobs and financial stability.” Domingos, who comes from Angola, made this comment during face-to-face meetings of Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Peace Commission. He shared stories about some of the challenges […]

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Webinar: Seeking Peace in Israel-Palestine resolution

6.13. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Mennonite Church USA, in coordination with Mennonite Central Committee, has been offering a number of webinars on Israel-Palestine. For our final webinar June 20, 2017  8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific, we will be discussing the Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine Resolution. You can RSVP to join the webinar below. Join us for a 1-hour […]

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Recognizing the movement of God through the unexpected

12.1. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Kelly Shenk Koontz lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Peter, where she is a second year MBA student at Boston University in the Public and Nonprofit Management program. Before attending BU, Kelly worked with Mennonite Central Committee in Kabul, Afghanistan doing peacebuilding work. She currently attends the Mennonite Congregation of Boston. This article first […]

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A lifetime of perpetual war: What can we do?

11.18. 2015 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr

Hannah Heinzekehr is the executive director of The Mennonite, Inc.  Photo: Syrian refugee Adra and her children received MCC-supported food vouchers and other humanitarian relief to supplement the occasional work her husband could find in Lebanon. (The family is not named for their protection.) (MCC Photo/Silas Crews) I was 16 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. […]

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Let’s stop and drink the coffee

1.20. 2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Photo: The road to La China. My senior year of college I did my cross cultural (Study Service Term) in the Dominican Republic. For service, I was placed in a remote village, nearly a two mile hike into a mountainous valley. The road to the village was literally a cow path with houses intermittently built […]

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Remembering the disappeared in Barrancabermeja

1.20. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

posted by Tim Nafziger on 01/20/08 at 10:48 PM One of the ongoing tasks for us here in Barrancabermeja is listening to the history of this city and its people. This weekend I attended a concert and rally that made some of the history real for me in a new way. The gathering was a […]

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