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MCC and EMM launch service portal for older adults

11.15. 2017 Written By: Tony Freeman, EMM and MCC 349 Times read

Photo: Mary Boll (right), a 2014 short-term Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) worker at a milk processing plant in Albania, hugs a local friend in the Albanian city of Korce. Older adults like Boll will find short-term international service opportunities geared towards seniors and retirees at ASOPortal.org, a website created through a partnership between EMM and Mennonite […]

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Walking Roots Christmas album to support MCC

11.13. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 672 Times read

Photo: The Walking Roots band members (clockwise from left) Jackson Maust, Kristina Yoder, Greg Yoder and Seth Crissman. Photo provided.  The Walking Roots band has been together for almost 10 years. Over that time, they’ve released four albums featuring folk music, hymns performed in new and old arrangements and styles, blues and more.  Despite this […]

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Eastern District and Franconia take next step on reconciliation journey

11.13. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 945 Times read

Photo: Members of the Exploring Reconciliation Reference Team, Left to Right: Lisa Stenger, Bronwyn Histand, John Ruth, Jessica Miller, and Ron White. Photo provided.  If the relationship between Eastern District Conference and Franconia Mennonite Conference were a romantic one, conference leaders say it’s now entering a formal engagement phase. One year after delegates from both conferences […]

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Mennonites in Quito pray and work for peace

11.10. 2017 Written By: Daniela Sánchez and Alexandra Meneses, for Mennonite World Conference 83 Times read

Photo: The Quito Mennonite Church Project with Refugee People offers workshops on peace education and values that are directed towards refugee and Ecuadorian children. Photo: Daniela Sánchez. Ana (not her real name), came to Ecuador from Medellin, Colombia, in 2016 after escaping from paramilitaries who had taken and kept her hostage for two years. She was subjected […]

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Fifty years of leadership: EMU presidents reminisce

11.10. 2017 Written By: Lauren Jefferson, Eastern Mennonite University 149 Times read

Photo: (from left) Current president Susan Schultz Huxman with presidents emeriti Loren Swartzendruber, Joe Lapp and Myron Augsburger at the MainStage Theater for a Q&A panel. Photo by Macson McGuigan.  On Oct. 13, during Centennial celebrations, the Presidential Forum at Eastern Mennonite University’s MainStage Theater, Harrisonburg, Virginia, offered a rare opportunity to hear from four leaders: […]

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Supporting alternative rites of passage for girls

11.10. 2017 Written By: Rachel Bergen, Mennonite Central Committee 57 Times read

Photo: Ana Laizer, right, who is standing with Paulina Sumayani, director of Tanzania Education and Micro Business Opportunity (TEMBO)Trust, participated in TEMBO’s Sara and Juma program at her school. Because of the program, Lazier decided she didn’t want to undergo female genital mutilation or to be married at a young age. MCC photo/Tiffanee Wright Ana Laizer […]

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Heinzekehr to transition from The Mennonite

11.9. 2017 Written By: Gordon Houser, The Mennonite 1,414 read

Hannah Heinzekehr submitted her resignation to the board of directors of The Mennonite, Inc., on Oct. 31. Heinzekehr began as executive director for The Mennonite, Inc., in October 2015. In January 2018, she will begin work as the Communications Program Director for the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame […]

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