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13 MCC staff, including two children, temporarily relocated to Strasbourg, France.

Long queues in Cairo have been common over the past few days outside bakeries selling subsidized bread, supermarkets and vegetable sellers. --Photo by Adam Makary/Al Jazeera English

Web First | By Staff reports | Feb 03, 2011

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has moved its international workers out of Egypt because of the ongoing civil unrest there.

Thirteen international staff, including two children, were temporarily relocated to MCC’s West Europe office in Strasbourg, France, earlier this week. Another MCCer working in Africa was vacationing and visiting family in Cairo when the unrest began. She is now back in Africa.

Heifer Relief Sale set for February 18

The animals will range in age from calves to springing heifers, and from grades to deep pedigreed purebreds

Web First | By Anne L. Brubacher | Feb 02, 2011

The 30th annual Heifer Relief sale sponsored by Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale Inc. will take place at

Born reflects on visit to Civil Rights sites

--from Seeking Community website

Web First | By Staff reports | Feb 02, 2011

Returning recently from a "seeking community tour," Paul Born, director of Tamarack Community here, says that "being in the southern US, in the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, provided a powerful reminder about the role of this movement in history, its global implications, and how it affects ongoing work for social justice."

Goshen grad among finalists in theater festival

Jenna Grubaugh performs in the 2010 Goshen College spring mainstage play "Tartuffe" with fellow student Sam Jones (right). (Photo by Emily Miller/Goshen College Public Relations Office)

Web First | By By Liz Core | Jan 27, 2011

Goshen College graduated senior Jenna Grubaugh, a theater major from Vancouver, British Columbia, placed in the top 10 percent of the almost 400 actors nominated in the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) Region III held at Michigan State University in early January.

Epicurean Hootenanny produces fun and funds

House band musicians Willem Moolenbeck (sax) and Dave Tompson (guitar) anchored the singing during the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny

Web First | By Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent | Jan 27, 2011

Wearing strings of beads reminiscent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans 220 people were transported to Mississippi

Elizabeth Buhler dies just short of 112

Elizabeth three years ago

Web First | By Jake Buhler | Jan 26, 2011

Canada's oldest living person, Winkler's Elizabeth Buhler, has died just two weeks shy of her 112th birthday. “Liese” (as she was known to family) passed away Sunday night, Jan. 23, at the Salem Home in Winkler. Her daughters had already begun planning a small birthday party in the nursing home for the centenarian.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1899, in the Mennonite village of Grigorjewka (Russian transliteration), Naumenko, in South Russia, the second youngest of 12 children. Her parents were Peter and Helena Unger

Christian Peacemaker co-founder remembered

Stoltzfus died March 10, 2010

Web First | By Staff reports | Jan 25, 2011

A video clip and book about the life of Gene Stoltzfus, co-founder of Christian Peacemakers, has been created at the direction of his widow, Dorothy Friesen of Fort Frances, Ont.  Stoltzfus died unexpectedly last March at the age of 69, after taking his daily bike ride. 

Kraybill speaks on Amish forgiveness

Donald Kraybill

Web First | By Jennifer Konkle | Jan 24, 2011

Donald Kraybill, Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pa., will give the 2011 Sawatsky Lecture at Conrad Grebel University College on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

South Korean Mennonite partners pave the way of peace

Palmer Becker will teach a course on Pastoral Care and Counselling at Bethlehem Bible College; his wife, Ardys, joins him later as librarian.

Web First | By Deborah Froese | Jan 21, 2011

Though Jae Young Lee doesn’t think the recent North Korean shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island will lead to full-scale war, as Peace Program Coordinator for the Korea Anabaptist Center (KAC) he is alarmed by what is happening in both North and South Korea.

“I think it is seriously time for all of us—Koreans and others [in the international community]—to realize we need to create a concrete and peaceful resolution to our deadlock situation,” Lee said.

Soto Albrecht announced as nominee for MC USA moderator-elect

Elizabeth Soto

Web First | By By Annette Brill Bergstresser | Jan 21, 2011

Jack Suderman, recently retired general secretary of MC Canada, was one of six persons named by the new nominee for moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA, Elizabeth Soto, who gave her opportunities to develop her leadership skills.

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