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At church plant, refugees in Germany find a place to belong

1.19. 2017 Written By: Emily Jones, Eastern Mennonite Missions 61 Times read

Photo: A refugee in Halle receives baptism. Sixteen people, most of them refugees, were baptized in one large ceremony in June 2016. Many took new names at the ceremony. Photo provided.  This article originally appeared in Burning Bush, a newsletter of Franklin Mennonite Conference. Some names and locations withheld due to security risks. Now it seems […]

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Hymnal funding reaches the halfway mark

1.19. 2017 Written By: MennoMedia staff 35 Times read

MennoMedia is halfway to its fundraising goal for the new hymnal collection project. As of January 2017, the organization has received $303,000 in gifts and faith promises, or 50 percent of the fundraising goal of $606,000. The new collection is scheduled for release in 2020. While donors can give a gift of any amount, gifts or […]

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John Sheriff to serve third term as Bethel interim president

1.18. 2017 Written By: Melanie Zuercher, Bethel College 150 Times read

John K. Sheriff has been named interim president of Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. The Bethel College Board of Directors announced the appointment Jan. 18. Sheriff will take the reins Feb. 1, following current President Perry D. White’s resignation last fall and announcement earlier this month that he has accepted the position of CEO for […]

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Service fuels volunteer’s goal to be a doctor

1.18. 2017 Written By: Wil LaVeist, Mennonite Mission Network 26 Times read

Photo: ​Stephen Graber (left) with MVS Tucson unit mates Alex Loeppky, Karina Kreider and Josh Schlabach. MMN photo.  Before volunteering at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Tucson, Arizona, Stephen Graber was certain that he had limited knowledge about what’s involved in serving people at a clinic. He just didn’t know how limited. After the first busy […]

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Mennonite leaders partner to issue Public Call to Protect All People

1.17. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 566 Times read

Photo: John Stoner and Rev. C.T. Vivian together in Atlanta in 2006. Photo provided.  Shortly before last Thanksgiving, John Stoner felt what he describes as a “stirring in his soul.” On his mind was the biblical call to resist empire; recent countrywide movements, including Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street; the recent contentious presidential […]

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Mennonite Education Agency board responds to hate call

1.17. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 2,001 Times read

Photo: The Mennonite Education Agency board of directors (from l to r): Ramiro Hernandez, Tom Stuckey, Roy Williams, Carlos Romero (Executive Director), Marlene Kropf, Addie Banks, Lynn Suter (no longer a member of the board; replaced by John Yordy); Linwood Rush, Judy Miller, Basil Marin, Carol Roth, Noel Santiago and Lynette Bontrager. MEA photo.  In […]

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Christian Churches Together cancels 2017 Annual Convocation

1.17. 2017 Written By: Christian Churches Together 279 Times read

The Rev. Carlos L. Malavé, executive director of the ecumenical movement Christian Churches Together (CCT), recently sent out the following announcement regarding CCT’s 2017 Annual Convocation, which had been scheduled for Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 in Garden Grove, California: “We write to inform you of the sad news that the Steering Committee of Christian […]

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