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
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.
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.
Called a “seasoned and tenacious advocate for peace who represents the best of Canada’s leadership
Several Mennonites have been in the news this past week, one with an op-ed piece in the local Kitchener-Waterloo Record, another featured as a “true saint of the community,” and yet another group, the young people of the David Martin Mennonites playing Canada's classic winter sport—ice hockey in a photo essay in the Globe and Mail.
Peace Alliance Winnipeg is staging a peaceful rally Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. called “Let Them Stay” outside Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ office in Steinbach. The organization is inviting local residents to “help an important humanitarian and social justice cause to help restore Canada’s tarnished international image.”
Loren Swartzendruber will serve another four-year term as president of Eastern Mennonite University.
Although Canada is a world leader in mining, its laws don’t ensure that Canadian
From Paraguay, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, people volunteered through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work side by side with Haitians
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.
Two months after MCC worker Glen Lapp and nine other aid workers were killed in rural Afghanistan
Walking in each other’s theological shoes for a day, professors from their respective seminaries in Waterloo
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.
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.
Twenty-four Canadians were among the nearly 100 new workers assigned by Mennonite Central Committee recently