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Western District Conference hears testimonies, welcomes a church

7.29. 2019 Written By: Gordon Houser 601 Times read

Photo: A reception at Western District Conference’s meetings on July 27 honors the 10 earliest ordained women holding credentials in WDC. The seven present include (front row, from left) Dottie Janzen, Dorothy Nickel Friesen, Marilyn Miller, Lois Barrett, (back row, from left) Rosie Epp, Patricia Shelly and Florence Schloneger. Photo by Gordon Houser. At its […]

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Practitioners from five states and 11 Virginia school districts attend EMU restorative justice conference

7.29. 2019 Written By: Lauren Jefferson for Eastern Mennonite University 335 Times read

Photo: The 2019 Restorative Justice in Education Conference at EMU. Photo provided by EMU. The United States public school system has many structural issues, from an emphasis on standardized assessments to inequitable disciplinary procedures and overcrowding, but Kathy Evans, an education professor at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), thinks the real problems are rooted much more […]

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Salem-Zion Mennonite Church youth plan to #BRINGTHEPEACE to the county fair

7.29. 2019 Written By: Kayla Berkey for Mennonite Church USA 458 Times read

As thousands visit the Turner County Fair in South Dakota this August to attend events like the demolition derby, rodeo and roping contests, they will find the message #BRINGTHEPEACE at a concession stand. The youth group of Salem-Zion Mennonite Church in Freeman, South Dakota, runs the grandstand concessions as their annual fundraiser, and this year […]

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God speaks Potawatomi

7.22. 2019 Written By: Lynda Hollinger-Janzen for Mennonite Mission Network 395 Times read

Photo: Trail of Death participants gather for a time of lament in the shade of an ancient white oak tree in Illinois that may have sheltered the Potawatomi people during their forced removal. Photo by Peter Anderson. On Pentecost Sunday, God’s words in the Potawatomi language, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, […]

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MCC looks toward centennial, celebrates where its work began

7.22. 2019 Written By: Paul Schrag for Mennonite World Review 256 Times read

Photo: MCC Ukraine staff Anna Proshak, left, and Olga Litvinenko serve corn grits, rye bread and warm cocoa — a 1920s MCC “relief kitchen dinner” — at a symbolic picnic June 16. Photo by Matt Sawatzky/MCC. Under shade trees in a city park on June 16 in Khortitsa, Ukraine, about 40 Anabaptists shared a picnic […]

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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 414 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 776 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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