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Freeman wins $8,000 Reimer Award

Sarah Freeman

Web First | By Jennifer Konkle | Jan 05, 2011

Sarah Freeman, a ThD student at the University of Toronto, has earned Conrad Grebel’s highest valued academic award – the A. James Reimer Award at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre. This $8,000 award will allow Sarah to continue studying full-time to achieve her dream of teaching homiletics.

Vietnamese Mennonite group clashes with authorities again

Nguyen Hong Quang

Web First | By Dan Dyck | Dec 24, 2010

Mennonite Church Canada has become aware that on December 14th, the Ho Chi Minh church buildings

Remembering Glen Lapp

Marvin Lapp, father of Glen Lapp, stands against mountains outside Faizabad, Afghanistan. He visited Faizabad and Kabul during an October trip to attend a memorial service and learn more about Glen’s work and life in Afghanistan. (MCC Photo/John Williamson)

Web First | By By Marla Pierson Lester | Dec 20, 2010

Two months after MCC worker Glen Lapp and nine other aid workers were killed in rural Afghanistan

‘Rattling everyone’s paradigms’

Margaret Loewen Reimer (Mennonite) and Allen G. Jorgenson (Evangelical Lutheran) have co-authored a study guide for congregations, based on the report of the Lutheran-Mennonite Study Commission (2010)

Web First | By By Dick Benner, editor/publisher | Dec 10, 2010 | 2 comments

Walking in each other’s theological shoes for a day, professors from their respective seminaries in Waterloo

J. Lorne Peachey retires as editor of Courier

J. Lorne Peachey (left) was often heartened by the gifts of Swiss chocolate that Markus Rediger (right), of Switzerland, left at his table during MWC executive committee meetings.

Web First | By By Ferne Bukhardt | Dec 06, 2010

J. Lorne Peachey had long held a secret wish to work for Mennonite World Conference some day. Still, the invitation in 2001 to become editor of MWC's three-language magazine surprised him.

“I knew next to nothing about editing a publication produced in three languages for readers across many cultures in many countries,” admits the resident of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, USA.

Lorne became managing editor of Courier-Correo-Courrier with volume 17, No. 2, in 2002 and editor in 2006. He has now retired after completing his final issue of 2010.

Zehr recognized as pioneer of 'restorative justice'

Howard Zehr, 2nd from left, in late November with German Mennonite Peace Committee members and others involved in honoring Zehr for his restorative justice work. The group is visiting a stone memorializing the martyrdom of Anabaptists Michael and Margaretha Sattler in Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany.

Web First | By By Bonnie Price Lofton | Dec 03, 2010

Eastern Mennonite University professor Howard Zehr
spent his Thanksgiving holiday this year receiving the thanks of
German and Swiss groups for his work as a pioneer and propagator of
restorative justice around the world. He also did “giving” as a speaker
and workshop leader on the same topic.

On the day that the United States celebrated Thanksgiving 2010, Zehr
received the Michael Stattler Prize from the German Mennonite Peace
Committee in Rottenburg am Neckar, a town in southwestern Germany.

Congolese women calling for an end to the violence against women

Fifi Pombo Madikela, a Mennonite Brethren pastor and women’s leader in Kinshasa, Congo’s capital, talks about her experience at the World March of Women. (MCC Photo/Suzanne Lind)

Web First | By By Emily Will | Dec 03, 2010

In solidarity with thousands of women who have been sexually assaulted

24 Canadians get MCC global/binational assignments

These Brazil students are part of a younger group of students who have become involved in a garden club, set up by MCC worker Julie Alexander. The club is a mix of ages and encourages students to develop leadership skills while working together as a team. --Photo by Lowell Brown

Web First | By News release | Dec 03, 2010

Twenty-four Canadians were among the  nearly 100 new workers assigned by Mennonite Central Committee recently

Integrating love and spirituality

Dr. Sue Johnson does pre-conference training.

Web First | By Jim Bishop | Dec 02, 2010

“Conversations on Attachment: Integrating the Science of Love and Spirituality,” will be held March 31-April 1, 2011, at Eastern Mennonite University. The conference, a first of its kind, will bring together nationally-recognized experts from a variety of disciplines to apply key insights from attachment theory to current research and practice.

Bauman receives music scholarship

Jeremy Bauman

Web First | By Lewis Brubacher | Nov 29, 2010

Jeremy Bauman of Kitchener, in Year 3 at Wilifred Laurier University, has received a $3,500 Abner Martin Music Scholarship for 2010/11, announces Menno Singers, a community choir in the Waterloo Region of Ontario.  Working towards a bachelor of music degree in Music Performance on Viola, Bauman is studying with Christine Vlajk of the Penderecki String Quartet.