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Worldwide Anabaptist membership up slightly

11.26. 2018 Written By: Mennonite World Conference 351 Times read

Photo: Worship at a congregation of Uganda Mennonite Church. Photo provided by Uganda Mennonite Church. “Uganda is ripe for evangelism, and the church is growing,” says bishop Simon Okoth, national coordinator of Uganda Mennonite Church. The new Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member church (accepted by the Executive Committee in 2017) grew from 310 members in […]

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Historian seeks to amplify voices of marginalized Mennonite leaders

11.19. 2018 Written By: Melanie Zuercher of Bethel College 946 Times read

Photos by Vada Snider. Rachel Waltner Goossen talks with Bethel College senior Nate Kroeker after her Oct. 22 convocation presentation as part of this year’s Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel. Rachel Waltner Goossen thinks she may have crossed a line with her recent Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, but she’s […]

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Eastern District, Franconia conferences gather as one in the bond of peace

11.19. 2018 Written By: Eastern District and Franconia Mennonite conferences 428 Times read

Photo: Hendy Stevan, right, Angelia Susanto and Danilo Sanchez lead worship. Photo by Andrew Huth. Eastern District Conference and Franconia Mennonite Conference again gathered jointly for a fall assembly, Nov. 2-3 at Souderton (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church. Under the theme “We are one in the Spirit, through the bond of peace,” over 300 people gathered for […]

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Imagining a new world at Women Doing Theology 2018

11.19. 2018 Written By: Kayla Berkey 455 Times read

Photo: Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros presents her talk, “A Theo(poetic) Revolution: The Language of Liberation,” at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference in Elkhart, Indiana. Photo by Kayla Berkey. “Wipe away all tears for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn.” Over 200 people from across North America filled the Chapel of the Sermon […]

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The Mennonite, Inc., board withdraws from exploration of merger with MWR

11.19. 2018 Written By: By The Mennonite, Mennonite World Review and Mennonite Church USA 1,701 read

The board of directors of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), decided Nov. 13 to withdraw from exploring a merger with Mennonite World Review, Inc. (MWR). “This action comes following the inability of TMI and Mennonite Church USA representatives to agree on terms related to the proposed merger,” says Barth Hague, TMI board chair. “The TMI board […]

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Lancaster Mennonite defeated in Pa. midterm election

11.12. 2018 Written By: The Mennonite staff 1,505 read

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, the incumbent Republican candidate representing Lancaster County and parts of York County in Pennsylvania, defeated Democratic challenger Jess King, a Mennonite, in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Smucker won by about 18 percentage points over King, who raised $1.6 million, more than any previous Lancaster Democrat and the same amount as […]

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Academia Menonita Betania in Puerto Rico celebrates 70 years

11.12. 2018 Written By: Kayla Berkey 450 Times read

Photo: Volunteers from MEA and MMN staff and board work on the Ana K. Massanari Building at Academia Menonita Betania to restore damage caused from Hurricane Maria. Photo by Kayla Berkey. Students, families, friends and visitors from Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) and Mennonite Mission Network (MMN) lined the basketball courts at Academia Menonita Betania on Oct. 27 […]

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