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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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Settling into Barrancabermeja

1.13. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

posted by Tim Nafziger on 01/13/08 at 05:38 PM It’s been a week since I arrived here at the CPT house here in Barrancabermeja. In some ways it hasn’t changed much since I was here three years ago. The plants on the patio transplanted from the river banks of the Opon have aged a bit. […]

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Jiniteros, engineers and doctors in Cuba

8.27. 2007 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Five years ago, this month I returned from three months in Cuba with Goshen (Ind.) College Study Service Term. In honor of the anniversary, I’m sharing this piece that I wrote at the time reflecting on my experience. I first met Rolando a few blocks away from the Revolutionary Plaza in Habana, Cuba. He was walking […]

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