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Making toys encourages family participation in rural Vietnamese schools

9.30. 2019 Written By: Rebecca Kraybill for Mennonite Central Committee 88 Times read

Photo: Parents work together to create toys that develop fine-motor skills and increase physical development in their preschool children. MCC photo/Lê Đắc Phúc. A line of stuffed animals—a fish, butterfly and penguin—march across a classroom table. Like the discarded sandals, cans and bottles that parents have used to make this colorful menagerie, the toys will […]

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Winning speech links biblical self-care to peace in communities

9.23. 2019 Written By: Emily Jones for Mennonite Central Committee 221 Times read

Photo: Amelia Warkentin. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Warkentin. Amelia Warkentin, a recent graduate of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named the winner of the 2019 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest administered by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. (Video of Warkentin’s speech is available at the end of this article.) Warkentin, a communications […]

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MWC commissions strengthen bonds of communion

9.23. 2019 Written By: Mennonite World Conference 141 Times read

Photo: Coffee conversations strengthen bonds between MWC commission members at annual meetings. Photo by Vikal Rao. Leaders and members of the four Mennonite World Conference commissions met June 25-27 for a time of face-to-face discussion, reflection, worship and strategic planning. Approximately 40 women and men from around the globe gathered for the meetings at the […]

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MC USA Leadership Development office changes

9.16. 2019 Written By: Mennonite Church USA 331 Times read

Mennonite Church USA has renamed its Leadership Development office Church Vitality to better reflect its focus on helping congregations thrive. “All of our work is around helping churches thrive,” says Michael Danner, MC USA associate director of church vitality and engagement. “Church Vitality is broader and represents the purpose of our work more clearly.” Sue […]

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MCC releases video, learning exercise about mass incarceration

9.16. 2019 Written By: Mennonite Central Committee staff 354 Times read

Photo: Karin Kaufman Wall, peace and justice education coordinator for MCC Central States, leads youth at the 2019 Mennonite Church USA convention in the learning exercise “You Got Booked” to help them learn about the causes of mass incarceration. The cards on the floor lead participants to discussion on different topics. Photo by Kenneth Krehbiel/MC […]

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Radical Living garden program plants seeds with Brooklyn youth

9.16. 2019 Written By: Kayla Berkey, Mennonite Church USA 123 Times read

Photo: Vonetta Storbakken (middle) and participants in the Radical Living summer youth program prepare the garden beds located at Calvary AME Fellowship in Brooklyn, New York. Photo provided by Radical Living. On a sunny day in the Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, families gather at Calvary Fellowship AME Church to make fresh jam […]

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Boshart appointed AMBS president after ‘extended discernment’

9.16. 2019 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 1,435 read

Photo: Shana Peachey Boshart and David W. Boshart. Photo by Melissa Troyer. The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board of directors announced its appointment of David W. Boshart, Ph.D., as the seminary’s next president, beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The appointment came after the presidential search committee had entered a time of “extended discernment.” Upon the recommendation […]

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