Eastern Mennonite University has been honored as a winner of the National Wildlife Federation’s annual competition “Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus.” This award program recognizes U.S. schools that are designing and implementing creative approaches to advance sustainability on campuses. EMU is one of six winning schools that were chosen from a national pool of entries.
The promotional supplement in the March 21 issue advances important matters of conscience. The proposed involvement, though, reflects an acceptance that we are out of step with what the majority of Canadians want from their government. Electing members of parliament who are open to pursuing peace would create some space for these issues of conscience.
In recent years, churches have repented for historical wrongs. In his new book, “Ecclesial Repentance: The Churches Confront Their Sinful Pasts,” Jeremy M. Bergen tells the story of these apologies and analyzes the theological issues they raise about the nature and mission of the church.
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.
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.
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.
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.’)
“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)
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.
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.
“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!”
“Effective Pastoral Models” was the focus of the 14thbiennial meeting of Latin America’s Southern Cone Anabaptist Mennonite Congress in San Bernardino, Paraguay, January 26 to 30.
John Wray believes he knows what it will take for peace to rule in everyday life, all over the world.
The only catch is that we’ve all got an assignment.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has moved its international workers out of Egypt because of the ongoing civil unrest there.
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 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.
House band musicians Willem Moolenbeck (sax) and Dave Tompson (guitar) anchored the singing during the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny
House band musicians Jeff Cowell (drums), Willem Moolenbeck (sax), Jeff Laughton (base), Tom Cummings (Vibraphone), and John Wiebe (guitar) anchored the singing.
Wearing strings of beads reminiscent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans 220 people were transported to Mississippi