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MC USA committee begins developing MennoCon21 theme, worship experience

3.9. 2020 Written By: Caleb Allen, Mennonite Church USA 439 Times read

Photo: From top left: Kay Schroeder, Shannon Dycus, Scott Hartman, Seth Crissman, Ana Alicia Hinojosa, Shana Peachey Boshart, Hendy Stevan Matahelemual, Joanne Dietzel, Sarah Chase, Chris Cox, Tim Blaum and Curt Weaver. Photos provided by MC USA. In anticipation of the 2021 Mennonite Church USA convention, MennoCon21, a group of MC USA pastors, leaders and […]

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Illinois pastors allowed to officiate same-sex marriages

3.9. 2020 Written By: Tim Huber, Mennonite World Review 963 Times read

After a same-sex wedding tested the limits of ambiguity in Illinois Mennonite Conference (IMC) policies, delegates voted to allow pastors to officiate such weddings at the conference’s annual business meeting Feb. 15 at Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Delegates did not go so far as to approve ministerial credentialing of people […]

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The Mennonite, Mennonite World Review announce name of new multiplatform journalistic ministry

3.9. 2020 Written By: A joint release of The Mennonite Inc. and Mennonite World Review Inc. 832 Times read

The Mennonite and Mennonite World Review are announcing the name of the independent, multiplatform journalistic ministry they are creating: Anabaptist World. The new ministry’s platforms will include a new print magazine and website, to launch in September, building on the successful legacies of their predecessors. Anabaptist World will use the tagline “Mennonite news, inspiring stories.” […]

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Mennonite educators unleash curiosity, ignite hope

3.2. 2020 Written By: Mennonite Education Agency-Mennonite Church USA staff 419 Times read

Photo: Members of the 2020 Mennonite Educators Conference planning committee, from left: Tim Lehman, Bethany Christian School; Jo Helmuth, Mennonite Education Agency; Michael Charles, Lancaster Mennonite School; Sharon Fransen, Dock Mennonite Academy; Paul Leaman, Eastern Mennonite School; and Elaine Moyer, Mennonite Education Agency. Photo by Cami Dager At the 2020 Mennonite Educators Conference entitled “Unleashing […]

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Coronavirus disrupts Mennonite Partners in China teacher-exchange program

3.2. 2020 Written By: Tim Huber, Mennonite World Review 394 Times read

Photo: People from local churches pass out masks in Wuhan, China. The red banner thanks the benevolent society of the church for the supplies. The white sticker on the boxes says “Jesus loves you.” Photo provided by Mennonite Partners in China Mennonite Church Canada reports that 10 North American English teachers serving with Mennonite Partners […]

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Court withdraws deportation order for woman in sanctuary in North Carolina

3.2. 2020 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 1,170 read

Photo: Rosa Ortez-Cruz, left, and Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, listen as her attorneys on speakerphone share news about the court ruling to cancel her deportation order. Photo by Xaris A. Martínez. In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has permanently withdrawn the deportation order for […]

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Pacific Southwest Conference names next executive conference minister

2.24. 2020 Written By: Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference 406 Times read

The Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference (PSMC) board has selected Stanley W. Green to be executive conference minister effective Sept. 1. Green is completing 19 years as executive director of Mennonite Mission Network and is retiring from that position this summer. Born and reared in South Africa, Green was part of the student movement that helped […]

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