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Thiessen named editor of GAMEO

Richard Thiessen

Web First | By News release | Apr 05, 2011

Richard Thiessen of Abbotsford, B.C., has been named managing editor of the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO), succeeding Sam Steiner of Kitchener, Ont., whose terms ends this year.  Thiessen, library director at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, has been associate managing editor since November, 2006.  He begins his role in January, 2012.

A prayer for the election

Web First | By Dave Rogalsky | Apr 05, 2011



Leader:  Lord God, Ruler of the Universe, King of kings and Lord of lords, in this Federal Election in the spring of 2011 we come and bow before you, our first and last allegiance.  You have created powers and principalities, governments and institutions, to regulate human life. We acknowledge them as your servants for our good.

Congregation:  Thank you God for your good gifts.

Nazareth Village Gets Charitable Status

A shepherd leads sheep at Nazareth Village, a first-century Palestinian interpretive site. (Nazareth Village photo)

Web First | By Dave Rogalsky | Apr 05, 2011

Nazareth Village in Israel/Palestine has much to celebrate in its tenth year of existence. Jewish families on Shabbat

Rudy-Froese appointed professor of Christian proclamation

Allan Rudy-Froese

Web First | By Mary Klassen | Mar 25, 2011

Allan Rudy-Froese, Ph.D. candidate at Emmanuel College, Toronto (Ont.) School of Theology and a recent columnist for Canadian Mennonite, has been appointed professor of Christian proclamation at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, beginning July 1, 2011.

Computers needed for students in Honduras

From four to six students utilize one computer.

Web First | By news release | Mar 24, 2011

Computers are badly needed to expand a computer assisted learning program (CAL) initiated and supervised by Bryan Butler, director of Canadian Peacemakers International in Santz Cruz, Honduras.

From Honduras: a fish story

The author, Bryan Butler (center) sits down to a delicious fish fry with Jose (Chepe) Vasquez (left), chair of the local co-op, and Manuel Tobara, general manager of the local housing program.

Web First | By Bryan Butler | Mar 24, 2011 | 1 comment

Yesterday afternoon Manuel, Chepe and I were invited to a very special lunch in El Cipres. About nine months ago we regained possession of some property that was to be used for helping poor families.

In late October, a group of women asked if they could use the small pond and three fish tanks to raise fish. We were worried that they were going to get into trouble with cost of feed and other expenses. There was some initial confusion about whether I might just pay for any cost overruns.

Mennonites and “Illegal” Refugees Part II: Civil Law versus Divine Law

Edmund Pries

Web First | By By Edmund Pries | Mar 24, 2011

It has been six months since I first suggested the refugee history of Mennonites bore certain similarities to other refugee stories of the present, including the much-maligned Tamil refugees who sought refuge in our country this past summer. (See ‘Let them stay.’)

Visits deepen connection between Ontario and southern Africa

“The changes in our life spill over into the lives of others,” said Lynne Ball as she and her husband Gord (left) share photos and memories of their visit to Swaziland with their family members, Lauren and Keith Hubley (center), and Sibusisu Ndzimandze of Swaziland (right). (MCC Photo/Gladys Terichow)

Web First | By By Gladys Terichow | Mar 16, 2011

It was a reunion of friends when Sibusiso Ndzimandze, a peace educator from Swaziland, stayed in the home of Gord and Lynne Ball during a recent 10-day visit to Ontario.

Huxman named Conrad Grebel's 7th president

Susan Schultz Huxman

Web First | By Jennifer Konkle | Mar 15, 2011

Susan Schultz Huxman, director of the Elliott School of Comunication at Wichita (Kansas) State University, has been named the seventh president of Conrad Grebel University College.  She begins her duties July 1, 2011, following the completion of Dr.  Henry Paetkau’s term as the sixth president at the end of June, according to the board of governors making the announcement at a March 10 meeting.

MCC workers return to Egypt

A women's literacy class, one of many sponsored by MCC in Malaway in upper (southern) Egypt and run by the Coptic Orthodox Church there.

Web First | By Dick Benner, with reports from Cairo and Akron, PA | Feb 24, 2011

“Our workers are trickling back,” report Mennonite Central Committee workers Tom and Judith Snowdon from their office in Cairo. “The airport is operating very efficiently and is not over-crowded. We have had some problems getting our workers back from Europe because of strikes there!”