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MC USA changes gatherings to be virtual

8.3. 2020 Written By: Mennonite Church USA staff

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mennonite Church USA has announced it is adapting its plans for gatherings for the remainder of 2020: meetings of the Executive Board, the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) and the Racial Ethnic Council, as well as the Women Doing Theology conference. “These unprecedented times require patience and flexibility,” says Joy Sutter, […]

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European Union grant helps MCC support peacebuilding projects in Middle East

8.3. 2020 Written By: Emily Jones

Photo: A presenter with Peace Organization, a Syrian nonprofit organization, stands with a participant during a peace dialogue in Damascus, Syria. (Their names are withheld for security reasons.) At these sessions held in fall 2019, youth discussed the definition of peace, the role of young people in building peace and how to start a peace […]

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EMU and Goshen College mark first doctoral degree graduates

7.27. 2020 Written By: Randi B Hagi for Eastern Mennonite University and Mackenzie Miller for Goshen College

Photo: Dr. Ann Schaeffer (right), assistant professor in the practice of nursing at EMU, teaches in EMU and Goshen College’s joint Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Photo provided by EMU Spring 2020 marked the first graduation for seven students in Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen (Indiana) College’s joint Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The […]

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‘It will reflect our love of Christ’: Mennonite World Conference COVID-19 fund provides assistance

7.27. 2020 Written By: Mennonite World Conference

Photo: Bishop Bijoy Kumar Roul (purple shirt with black vest) in a market in India during pre-COVID-19 times. Photo by Henk Stenvers. Mennonite World Conference’s COVID-19 inter-agency task force has approved 21 relief proposals, including one from Bishop Bijoy Kumar Roul, chairman of the Brethren In Christ Church, Cuttack, Odisha, India. “It will reflect our […]

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After 50 years, Washington guest house to close

7.20. 2020 Written By: Tim Huber, Mennonite World Review

Photo: More than 55,000 visitors from 160 nations stayed at the International Guest House in Washington, D.C., since 1967. Photo provided by International Guest House After more than 50 years of being a home away from home for people from around the world, the International Guest House (IGH) in Washington, D.C., is closing. And although […]

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MC USA seeks seminar proposals for MennoCon21

7.20. 2020 Written By: Mennonite Church USA staff

Convention planners are seeking proposals for equipping seminars at MennoCon21, the Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) biennial convention slated to take place July 6-10 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The deadline for submissions is October 10. “The worship experience and equipping seminars are the main reasons people give for coming to convention,” says Scott Hartman, director of event […]

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Everence kicks off year-long observance of 75th anniversary

7.13. 2020 Written By: Everence staff

Instead of an in-person gathering, Everence will celebrate its 75th anniversary virtually, with a videocast scheduled for 3 p.m. EST July 19. “It’s not how we originally envisioned kicking off our year-long anniversary observance,” says Ken Hochstetler, Everence President and CEO. “But this virtual alternative now enables us to include even more of our members, […]

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