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MCC boards approve five-year strategic plan, adds creation care priority

7.15. 2019 Written By: Paul Schrag for Mennonite World Review 159 Times read

Photo: Katie Geddert, right, MCC country co-representative in Ukraine, speaks June 19 at the joint meeting of the U.S. and Canadian MCC boards. At left are MCC Canada board chair Paul Gilbert and MCC U.S. board chair Gwen White. Photo by Paul Schrag/MWR. Mennonite Central Committee has a loyal constituency, but its leaders don’t take […]

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Ten Thousand Villages announces CEO appointment

7.15. 2019 Written By: Ten Thousand Villages 298 Times read

Photo: Gordon Zook. Photo by Suvendu Bairagee/MCC. The national board of directors of Ten Thousand Villages has announced the appointment of Gordon Zook as chief executive officer of Ten Thousand Villages. Zook holds a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to […]

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Iglesia Menonita Hispana to launch missional leadership academy

7.15. 2019 Written By: Mennonite Church USA 91 Times read

Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH), a racial/ethnic constituency group of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), held their biennial assembly July 1-2 in Kansas City, Missouri, where they developed plans to launch Academia Liderazgo Misional (ALM), a new initiative for missional leadership in partnership with Mennonite Mission Network and Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ALM will […]

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Peacemaking gathering facilitates new alliances

7.11. 2019 Written By: Laurie Oswald Robinson for Mennonite Mission Network 142 Times read

Photo: Jamie Rye of Millersburg, Ohio, shares ideas with Melissa Florer-Bixler of Raleigh, North Carolina, during a churchwide gathering, Journey Forward: Peacemaking, held July 2 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Laurie Oswald Robinson. Jason Boone, minister for peace and justice for Mennonite Mission Network, believes 21st-century peacemaking is not about leaders setting the agenda. […]

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Delegates approve ‘Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants’

7.8. 2019 Written By: Paul Schrag of Mennonite World Review and Sheldon C. Good of The Mennonite 1,307 read

Photo: Samuel Voth Schrag of the resolutions committee shares feedback on the proposed churchwide statement. Photo by Vada Snider. Mennonite Church USA delegates on July 6 passed a “Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants.” A group of delegates initiated the statement during the convention, collecting the required 50 signatures and working with the […]

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Morning worship, Day 5: Come as you are

7.8. 2019 Written By: Tim Huber for Mennonite World Review 1,047 read

Photo: Glen Guyton prepares to wash the feet of worship participants. Photo by Vada Snider. It was time for the sermon when the lights dimmed at the closing worship service July 6 at Menncon19. The opening guitar notes to Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” — instantly recognizable to many in the great hall — were […]

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Wenger Shenk concludes nine years of service to AMBS

7.8. 2019 Written By: Marlys Weaver-Stoesz for AMBS 373 Times read

Photo: Sara Wenger Shenk, Ed.D., at her last commencement as AMBS president on May 4, 2019, at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Photo by Jason Bryant. After serving nine years as president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, Sara Wenger Shenk, Ed.D., retired from her role June 30. Since beginning in […]

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