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MJ Sharp and Zaida Catalan may have been ‘deliberately misled’

9.18. 2017 Written By: Gordon Houser, The Mennonite 2,571 Times read

Photo: Michael (MJ) Sharp speaks at the U.N. Security Council in 2016. Photo provided by the Sharp family.  New information continues to emerge out of the Democratic Republic of Congo since the deaths of Michael (MJ) Sharp and Zaida Catalán last March. Sharp (see “MJ Sharp: the witness of a ‘kind soul’”), a Mennonite, and […]

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Communities recovering from Hurricane Irma, MDS and MCC respond

9.12. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 935 Times read

Photo: Flooding caused by Hurricane Irma reached almost a third of the way up the walls of Osa Jonmarits’ home in La Chapelle, Haiti. MCC photo/Annalee Geisbrecht Not even two weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm, began its journey across Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving widespread destruction […]

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Bestselling author shares thoughts on integrity with Bluffton students

9.12. 2017 Written By: Tricia Bell, Bluffton University 91 Times read

Photo: Nathan Whitaker speaks during Opening Convocation at Bluffton (Ohio) University. Photo provided.  Sometimes it’s the little things we do in life in life that have the most impact. New York Times bestselling author, Nathan Whitaker, shared this message with Bluffton (Ohio) University’s new students during Opening Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 29. “I think it’s […]

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MC USA, Bethel reach agreement on GCMC records

9.11. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 391 Times read

Photo: Mennonite Library and Archives in North Newton, Kansas. Bethel College photo.  Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and Mennonite Church USA have come to an agreement regarding the management of the records of the former General Conference Mennonite Church (GCMC), one of the predecessor denominations of Mennonite Church USA. In July, the two organizations finalized […]

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Undocumented mother takes sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite

9.11. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 953 Times read

Photo: Edith Espinal with her son at Columbus (Ohio) Mennonite Church. Photo provided.  On Aug. 24, Edith Espinal, an undocumented long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio, and mother of three children, made the decision to take sanctuary at a local congregation. And on Sept. 4, Espninal entered her new, indefinite home-away-from-home at Columbus Mennonite Church, where […]

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New Scholarship for Anabaptist Servants launches

9.7. 2017 Written By: Scholarship for Anabaptist Servants press release 225 Times read

A newly launched initiative to spark Mennonite service and simultaneously support Mennonite higher education has just reported a successful first year. The Scholarship for Anabaptist Servants is for alumni of one-year Mennonite service programs who begin studies at Anabaptist Mennonite undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs. The scholarship, a one-time $2,000 grant available to all eligible […]

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Goshen’s Parables worship team to focus on diversity within community

9.7. 2017 Written By: Goshen College 281 Times read

Photo: Front row (L-R): Lauren Myers, Rebecca Choi, Sharada Weaver, Yejin Kim. Back row (L-R): Matthew Smucker, Julian Harnish, Jonah Yoder, Aidan Friesen (Photo by Sadie Gustafson-Zook) Parables, Goshen (Indiana) College’s worship ensemble, combines music, original drama and personal stories to create an engaging worship experience in congregations and other venues. The program for 2017-18 is […]

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