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Barbershop Talk creates space for discussion about race, masculinity on campus

2.23. 2017 Written By: Joshua Stoltzfus 1 read

Photo: Lindon McDonald (center), a first-year exercise science and marketing major, has his hair cut by Tydebol Mason during the Barbershop Talks. Xavier Newson (right), a senior business major, looks on. (Photo by Dr. Mitch Mitchell)  This story originally appeared in The Record, Goshen College’s student newspaper.  Goshen (Indiana) College students met for conversation and […]

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2007 Bluffton baseball team inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

2.23. 2017 Written By: Tricia Bell, Bluffton University 1 read

Photo: Members of the 2007 Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame this year. The 2007 team experienced a bus crash on March 2, 2007, that claimed the lives of five team members. Photo by Jamie Nygaard.  “You did not choose this road, but you traveled it as well […]

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Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights: A way is made by walking

2.22. 2017 Written By: Dan Dyck, Mennonite Church Canada 15 Times read

Photo: Leah Gazan engages a TV reporter at a 2015 event. MC Canada photo.  Houses. Toilets. Schools. These are basic human rights to which Canadians feel entitled, and which many vulnerable and disenfranchised Indigenous peoples do not have. Houses, toilets, and schools could also be a translation for the much longer title “United Nations Declaration on […]

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Former Somalia worker finds her place among Somali refugees in Lancaster City

2.22. 2017 Written By: Emily Jones, Eastern Mennonite Missions 174 Times read

Photo: Omar Khamis stands with Lamar and Barbara Witmer in 2007. Khamis, a Somali refugee, temporarily lived on the first floor of the Witmers’ home in Lancaster City. Photo provided by Barbara Witmer. Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, has recently become known as “America’s refugee capital,” following a report by the BBC which said that Lancaster takes in […]

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African-American Sister Care healing hurts of the past

2.22. 2017 Written By: Kelsey Hochstetler 28 Times read

The African-American Sister Care seminar seeks to bring healing across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. The gathering will be held at the Mennonite Offices in Elkhart, Indiana, Apr. 21-22, 2017. It will be led by Pastors Hyacinth Stevens and Cyneatha Millsaps and sponsored by Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Mission Network. Sister Care gives […]

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Pastors Week participants explore dimensions of intercultural leadership

2.21. 2017 Written By: Annette Brill Bergstresser, AMBS 36 Times read

Photo: A. Brian Leander, Ph.D., speaks on the ministry of reconciliation at Pastors Week at AMBS. (Photo by Jason Bryant) A. Brian Leander, Ph.D., recalled the waters of the Demerara River in his native country of Guyana as he called Pastors Week participants at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, to trust in God’s vision […]

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Allegheny Conference affirms licensing of pastor in same-sex relationship

2.20. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr 2,475 Times read

Allegheny Mennonite Conference has approved a request from Hyattsville (Maryland) Mennonite Church to move forward with licensing toward ordination for Michelle Burkholder. Burkholder has been serving as associate pastor at Hyattsville since 2013. She is a member of the LGBTQ community and married to her partner. The request for licensing came through Hyattsville’s congregational discernment […]

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