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Flutes played in Hiroshima and Bethlehem

A Hiroshima-based group is holding peace concerts featuring music with pan flutes made from Palestinian olive trees cut down by Israel to build a separation wall that juts into... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Hisashi Yukimoto

Pastor Terry Jones of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Centre near Gainesville, Fl, has backed down from his plan to burn 200 Qurans on Saturday, Sept. 11, claiming he has worked out a deal with Muslims in New York City to move the proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero.

In response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, many members of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations reached out to Muslims in their communities to support and... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | Open pastoral letter from Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

Stanley C. Shenk

Goshen College Professor Emeritus of Bible Stanley C. Shenk passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Greencroft Healthcare Center in Goshen. Shenk, 91, taught Bible at the college... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | Goshen College news release
OTTAWA--Over the summer months, there have been several new developments for war resisters seeking permanent residency in Canada. In June, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | By Esther Epp-Tiessen

Vic Towes, raised Mennonite, says the Tamil ship is run by criminal smugglers.

One of Canada’s leading church groups calls it “puzzling,” “unfortunate” and “disheartening,” that the pubic safety minister is stirring up fears the recent Tamil arrivals to... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | By Carol Sanders

James Reimer, left, visibly weak, is accompanied by Henry Schmidt, Ron Harder and Bob Janzen, as they perform the final concert of Five on The Floor.

A. James (Jim) Reimer died on August 28 just two days after the final concert of his beloved blue grass gospel quartet, Five on the Floor. The concert epitomized Reimer’s love for... Read More
September 9, 2010 | Web First | by Dave Rogalsky
In his new book, Nelson Kraybill, most recently president of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart Ind., does not follow the Book of Revelation in a linear fashion,... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky

Floods have destroyed homes and livelihoods across much of Pakistan, including the Dera Ismail Khan District, pictured. Photo: Zafar Wazir, Church World Service

Pakistan’s worst floods in eight decades have killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of more than 14 million—about 8 percent of the population. With hundreds of... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Ross W. Muir

Anne Driediger, a resident at Bethany Manor, speaks with a Saskatoon, Sask., city planner about the seniors complex expansion.

It’s a warm summer evening on the north side of Saskatoon and residents in this busy neighbourhood are enjoying the opportunity to cycle, walk, play tennis or rip up the tarmac at... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Karin Fehderau
Martyrs Mirror is newer than the Bible and longer than some copies of it. Like the Bible, though, the book has a powerful message for today, said James Lowry, a Mennonite... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Celeste Kennel-Shank
“Mennonite World Conference is in good shape. There are no crisis areas. What we agreed to do, we have been able to do.” With those words, general secretary Larry Miller, who will... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By J. Lorne Peachey
Sustainable communities require long-term planning David Neufeld of Winnipeg, Man., has a long history with both Mennonite and secular efforts to address environmental issues. He... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in Us | Reprinted from July 2010 MCCN newsletter.
A fresco of Christ on the Kremlin Wall in Moscow rediscovered after being plastered over during the 1917 Bolshevik revolution has been presented in a ceremony attended by... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Sophia Kishkovsky
The joint synod of Italy's Waldensian and Methodist Protestant churches has, as the denominations' highest governing body, agreed to authorise the blessing of same-sex couples in... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Luigi Sandri
A retired California Presbyterian minister, rebuked on charges that she violated her ordination vows by marrying same-sex couples, plans to appeal against a ruling that she said... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Chris Herlinger
Kenyan Christian leaders said prayers at a national ceremony for the promulgation of a new constitution, although they strongly opposed the law in the referendum campaign that led... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Fredrick Nzwili
More than 25 000 people gathered at Kolkata's Sealdah railway station for the launch of the "Mother Express" train, a highlight of the centenary celebrations of the birth of... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First - News from ENI | By Anto Akkara

Elsie Cressman, foreground, the subject of the new documentary, Return to Africa: The Story of Elsie Cressman, is pictured with filmmakers Paul Francescutti, and Paula and Paul Campsall, at a screening in Waterloo, Ont., this summer.

On June 27, the Princess Twin Cinema in uptown Waterloo had to open up a second room to view the 2010 movie, Return to Africa: The Story of Elsie Cressman, with Cressman, now 87,... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Artbeat | by Dave Rogalsky

Homes that will be built through the collaboration of MCC, MEDA and Fonkoze will be similar to this one repaired for Isaac, Viola, and Estania Auguste, left to right, of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.

Haitians left homeless by January’s earthquake are getting construction help from a collaborative venture of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Economic Development... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Wally Kroeker

Horse Lake Mennonite Church (left) and Tiefengrund Mennonite Church today (right)

Many people with ties to the Tiefengrund Mennonite Church near Carlton, Sask., came to relive the past, rejoice in the present and anticipate the future of this church community... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Henry Patkau

Juan Raul Junay of Guatemala City, Guatemala, poses for a photograph in a field of golden Manitoba wheat.

Juan Raul Junay, 25, never tires of explaining how Canadian mining companies are affecting farming communities in his home country of Guatemala. “Mines give people jobs, but there... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Gladys Terichow

Plans are underway for a version of the family friendly Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival to come to North America in 2011 under the name “Wild Goose Festival.”

U2, Bruce Cockburn, the Emerging Church Movement and Mennonites share one thing in common: each has been present, active and influential at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival... Read More
August 17, 2010 | Artbeat | By Vic Thiessen
Bags of clothing from Vietnamese immigrants in Abbotsford have found their way to help clothe Karen refugees in Surrey, thanks to a cooperative effort between church groups. David... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Amy Dueckman

Visitors to Riverton Fellowship Circle receive a mug “full of love.” Church leader Barb Daniels, centre, presents church mugs to translator Ed Toews, left, Brigido Loewen of Paraguay, Alina Itucama of Panama and translator Liz Drewnisz.

Riverton Fellowship Circle, a Mennonite Church Manitoba congregation since 2006, thinks it can. When it comes to the church’s goals to be Christ-centred, welcoming to visitors and... Read More
August 17, 2010 | | by Rachel Bergen

Alina Itucama, left, of the Wounaan tribe just outside of Panama City, Panama, was given a star blanket commemorating the relationship between Latin and North American aboriginal people groups. Also pictured are Neill and Edith von Gunten, MC Canada Native Ministry co-directors.

A year after members of Hollow Water First Nation in central Manitoba travelled to Paraguay for the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly and a subsequent tour of indigenous... Read More
August 17, 2010 | | by Rachel Bergen

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