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Bodies found in DRC; UN officials, interpreter dead

3.28. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 6,520 Times read

Photo: Michael J. (MJ) Sharp visits with Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, one of the camps for displaced people in eastern Congo. Photo by MCC/Jana Asenbrennerova.  Story updated at 4:00 p.m., March 28 Michael (M.J.) Sharp, a United Nations worker and one of six individuals kidnapped near Bunkonde in the Kasai region of the […]

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Hesston College’s longtime Director of Nursing to step down

3.23. 2017 Written By: Hesston College 198 Times read

Photo: Bonnie Sowers. Photo by Larry Bartel/Hesston College.  After 37 years as director of the Hesston (Kansas) College Nursing program, Bonnie Sowers announced that she will step down from the role on June 30. In addition to her years as director, Sowers has served in other roles within the nursing program for a total of […]

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Moral concerns raised over pay ratio roll-back

3.22. 2017 Written By: Everence 260 Times read

Praxis Mutual Funds and Christian Brothers Investment Services led a group of seven faith-based investment organizations in urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to keep a rule requiring businesses to disclose the CEO/median worker pay ratio. The rule came into effect January 2017. The SEC is now re-evaluating the disclosure, however, due to pressure from the […]

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BMC releases “Trans 101” resource

3.22. 2017 Written By: Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests 677 Times read

The Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests (BMC), announces a new resource for Mennonite and Brethren communities entitled “Trans 101.” The booklet features the narratives of six different transgender Mennonites and Brethren, basic terms and definitions, answers to common questions and misconceptions, a list of resources, spiritual resources for churches and […]

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CLC tests the Future Church Summit model

3.20. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 844 Times read

Photo: Members of the Constituency Leaders Council view visioning posters created by table groups during their March 16-18 meetings in Elkhart, Indiana. Photo by Hannah Heinzekehr.  Eschewing their usual agenda, members of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) spent their last meeting of the biennium testing a large-group visioning process that will be used at the […]

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MCC leaders, Anabaptists join Native Nations Rise march

3.20. 2017 Written By: The Mennonite Staff 389 Times read

Photo: The March 10 Native Nations Rise march ended with a rally in front of the White House. Photo by Tammy Alexander/MCC Washington.  “I’m comfortable talking about issues, but now I need to march on issues. We don’t have the privilege of sitting and learning and reflecting and lamenting. This is actually a time where […]

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Discernment phase nears end for Lancaster Mennonite Conference congregations

3.20. 2017 Written By: The Mennonite Staff 1,153 read

On March 2, 14 individuals representing 11 congregations gathered for sharing, prayer and blessing at Rossmere Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The congregations, all current and former members of Lancaster Mennonite Conference (LMC), had participated in an 18-month discernment process about affiliation. Now that process is nearing its end. Following LMC’s decision to leave Mennonite […]

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