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Goshen grad among finalists in theater festival

Jenna Grubaugh performs in the 2010 Goshen College spring mainstage play "Tartuffe" with fellow student Sam Jones (right). (Photo by Emily Miller/Goshen College Public Relations Office)

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.

Epicurean Hootenanny produces fun and funds

House band musicians Willem Moolenbeck (sax) and Dave Tompson (guitar) anchored the singing during the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny

John Bergen (l) with Bob Janzen at the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny

Betsy Petker, principle at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, enjoys her dessert.

Buffet dinner at the 2011 Epicurean Hootenanny

Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone, sings Joshua fought the battle of Jericho

House band musicians Jeff Cowell (drums), Willem Moolenbeck (sax), Jeff Laughton (base), Tom Cummings (Vibraphone), and John Wiebe (guitar) anchored the singing.

John Bergen in avid conversation with his sister-in-law Ilene Bergen

The Rockways belt out “9 to 5”, made famous by Dolly Parton.

Scott Brubacher-Zehr, pastor at John Bergen’s church – Rockway Mennnonite - enjoys appetizers.

Wearing strings of beads reminiscent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans 220 people were transported to Mississippi

South Korean Mennonite partners pave the way of peace

Palmer Becker will teach a course on Pastoral Care and Counselling at Bethlehem Bible College; his wife, Ardys, joins him later as librarian.

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.

'Let them stay' peace rally planned

Toews looks down as protestors outside the University of Manitoba in October object to an honorary degree, holding placards condemning Toews for public statements he has made about crime and immigration. (CBC)

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.”

African guests urge Canadians to support mining regulations

Learning exchange participants visit The Mennonite Story, a museum at St. Jacob’s Ont. Front row, from left, are Godfrey Walalaze (Tanzania), Hubert Mukalasi Lubyama (Tanzania), Dumisani Nkomo (Zimbabwe) and Rose Lala Biasima (Congo); back row from left are Ray Motsi (Zimbabwe) and Jean-Calvin K

Although Canada is a world leader in mining, its laws don’t ensure that Canadian

MCC family worldwide embraces Haiti

Herbert Funk, left, and fellow members of a Work and Learn team from Paraguay clear away the rubble of Adral and Marie Sylvain’s house in Port-au-Prince, which collapsed during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Clearing the property made it possible for the Sylvains, who work with MCC and have four children,

From Paraguay, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, people volunteered through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work side by side with Haitians

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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