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Colleges begin establishing fall semester plans

6.15. 2020 Written By: Mennonite World Review staff

Photo: Lynn Veurink and other Eastern Mennonite University staff are working on campus modifications to implement new COVID-19 health and safety measures, such as ensuring social distancing in classrooms. Photo by Rachel Holderman/EMU U.S. Mennonite colleges and universities have begun announcing plans for returning to in-person classes this fall. Here is a brief roundup of […]

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Indonesian church members respond to virus in hospital, hotel

6.8. 2020 Written By: Mennonite World Conference

The Mennonite community is working with the local government to mitigate the risk and manage the spread of COVID-19 cases in Kudus, a city of more than 800,000 people in Central Java, Indonesia. Mardi Rahayu Hospital has been treating COVID-19 cases since March 20. The facility was built in 1969 by members of Gereja Kristen Muria […]

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Eastern District and Franconia Conference announce new name

6.8. 2020 Written By: Emily Ralph Servant, Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Eastern District and Franconia Conference has become Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a change that was announced during a conference-wide virtual worship service on Pentecost Sunday, May 31. “As the reconciled Eastern District and Franconia Conference, we are excited about the future that God is calling us into,” conference moderator Ken Burkholder said in the announcement video. […]

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Anabaptist World Inc. executive director appointed

6.8. 2020 Written By: A joint release of The Mennonite Inc. and Mennonite World Review Inc.

Danielle Klotz of Goshen, Indiana, director of marketing and communication for Mennonite Mission Network, has been named executive director of Anabaptist World Inc., the new independent journalistic ministry being formed by the merger of Mennonite World Review Inc. and The Mennonite Inc. on Sept. 1. The Anabaptist World Inc. board of directors announced the appointment […]

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MC USA issues statement on racial injustice

6.2. 2020 Written By: Mennonite Church USA staff

Mennonite Church USA released a “statement on racial injustice” June 1 in response to events surrounding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The statement calls for MC USA congregations “to stand in solidarity with communities of color, walk alongside them and, indeed, be led by them.” The MC USA statement acknowledges structural oppression […]

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In response to pandemic, MCC distributes canned meat across United States

6.1. 2020 Written By: Diana Voth, Mennonite Central Committee

Photo: On April 16, staff and volunteers of Heart2Heart in southern Florida sort MCC humanitarian aid supplies and get them ready for distribution to older adults in the community. Heart2Heart photo/Stefany Gallo In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. is supporting Anabaptist churches and partner organizations by […]

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‘God is with us’: A New York church in the epicenter of the pandemic offers support, hope

6.1. 2020 Written By: Sara Alvarez Waugh, Everence

Photo: Prayer during an Evangelical Garifuna Church of Manhattan worship service in 2019. Lately the church has been meeting virtually. Photo provided by Evangelical Garifuna Church of Manhattan “I’m running low on food. Is there anything you can do to help?” says a text message to Pastor Elvis Martinez from a woman who attends Evangelical […]

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