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Joel Kauffmann honored days before Museum of the Bible opens

11.19. 2017 Written By: The Mennonite Staff 24 Times read

Photo: Barth Hague speaks during a Nov. 11 event in honor of Joel Kauffmann at the Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C. Photo provided.  Six days before the Museum of the Bible opened its doors, more than 100 friends and family of Joel Kauffmann, a cartoonist and creative consultant on museum design prior to his […]

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After 5 years, Sister Care returns to India and Nepal

11.19. 2017 Written By: Rhoda Keener with Carolyn Heggen, Mennonite Women USA 105 Times read

Photo: (from l to r) Carolyn Heggen, Hogla Tabitha, Rani Benhur, Yesupriya Joel, and Rhoda Keener at Nagpur, India. Photo provided.  It was “Meena’s story” that most intensely touched the hearts of the 325 women at the All India Mennonite Women conference in 2012. Although it used a fictitious name, “Meena”* was the real-life story of […]

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EMU DACA committee hosts outdoor ‘story exhibit’

11.16. 2017 Written By: Christopher Clymer Kurtz, Eastern Mennonite University 40 Times read

Photo: Sarah Defnall, a residence hall director at Eastern Mennonite University, views the DACA Stories Exhibit on Thomas Plaza last week. The event is one of several planned by the university’s DACA Dialogue Planning Committee to raise awareness and advocate for undocumented students and members of the community. (Photos by Andrew Strack/EMU) In the gray cold […]

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Bluffton University celebrates Spiritual Life Week with message from Isaac Villegas

11.16. 2017 Written By: Tricia Bell, Bluffton University 92 Times read

From Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, Bluffton (Ohio) University students celebrated Spiritual Life Week with the theme “Becoming Messengers of God’s Peace.” Students explored this theme in two ways, through the Scripture, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace…” (Isaiah 52:7) and through the message of Spiritual Life […]

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MCC and EMM launch service portal for older adults

11.15. 2017 Written By: Tony Freeman, EMM and MCC 261 Times read

Photo: Mary Boll (right), a 2014 short-term Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) worker at a milk processing plant in Albania, hugs a local friend in the Albanian city of Korce. Older adults like Boll will find short-term international service opportunities geared towards seniors and retirees at ASOPortal.org, a website created through a partnership between EMM and Mennonite […]

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Walking Roots Christmas album to support MCC

11.13. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 661 Times read

Photo: The Walking Roots band members (clockwise from left) Jackson Maust, Kristina Yoder, Greg Yoder and Seth Crissman. Photo provided.  The Walking Roots band has been together for almost 10 years. Over that time, they’ve released four albums featuring folk music, hymns performed in new and old arrangements and styles, blues and more.  Despite this […]

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Eastern District and Franconia take next step on reconciliation journey

11.13. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 905 Times read

Photo: Members of the Exploring Reconciliation Reference Team, Left to Right: Lisa Stenger, Bronwyn Histand, John Ruth, Jessica Miller, and Ron White. Photo provided.  If the relationship between Eastern District Conference and Franconia Mennonite Conference were a romantic one, conference leaders say it’s now entering a formal engagement phase. One year after delegates from both conferences […]

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