Newsbriefs

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

MBMSI Redesigned website; Adopt a terrorist for prayer; Global food crisis; Emergency response to hurricanes and tropical storms; Abuse: Response and Prevention booklet; Carbon offset fund; Christians have fled Orissa, India; MEDA in European Market; Lutheran World Federation asks forgiveness; Add a second prayer or mediation to Ontario provincial parliament

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MCC launches $2-million crisis response for Iraq

Monday, September 1, 2008

Five years after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 2.8 million people are displaced from their homes in search of safer locations within the country. “The humanitarian situation of…

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MDS service builds homes and relationships

Monday, September 1, 2008

It’s hot – from 31 to 34 Celsius every day. It’s humid. It’s messy. It’s hard work. So why do some members of Winnipeg’s River East Mennonite Brethren…

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Mother’s wrath cannot dissuade daughter’s faith

Monday, September 1, 2008

AngSila is a small fishing village in Thailand, where Buddhism is dominant, temples and gold idols are widespread—and the young church is drawing believers. But as the numbers of believers grow, so does the persecution.

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MEDA project preserves Peru’s mangroves

Friday, August 1, 2008

A new approach to creation care is being explored in Peru’s mangrove forest by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).

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New wine, new wineskins for MCC

Friday, August 1, 2008

That there is “a fair bit of dissatisfaction” among its members and supporters over the “unwieldiness” of an organization that takes a minimum of six months to approve decisions – assuming all 12 boards are in agreement from the beginning – was acknowledged by Arli Klassen at the annual Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) binational board meeting in Waterloo, Ont., June 11–12.

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Permenantly in my heart

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Reflections on MCC’s learning tour I will not forget the people I met in Palestine and Israel. The images of the trip are captured in hundreds of photographs,…

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Bereaved Palestinians and Israelis promote peace

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Robi is an Israeli Jew. Her only son, David, an Israeli soldier, was killed in 2002 by a Palestinian sniper at a military checkpoint. Aisha is a Palestinian…

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Global Church Congregations plan unveiled

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is unveiling a new way for individual congregations of MWC member churches to participate in and be supportive of the global church and MWC.
Called Global Church Congregations (GCC), this new initiative had its trial run at the 2006 General Council meetings in Pasadena, California.

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MCC launches $500,000 Myanmar cyclone appeal

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cyclone Nargis made lannews4dfall May 2 and devastated southern Myanmar’s (also known as Burma) delta region.

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MB Chinese Herald hits 15-year mark

Saturday, March 1, 2008

When he first accepted Christ as a teenager in Hong Kong, Joseph Kwan had no inkling he’d end up in Canada as editor of a Chinese-language Christian magazine….

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Paul Hiebert’s contribution to mission

Friday, June 1, 2007

A tribute There are countless Mennonite Brethren missionaries around the world today who carry within them some of the spirit of Dr. Paul Hiebert, who died of cancer…

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The close of a chapter

Friday, November 25, 2005

Sunday, October 16 marked one such celebration as the 17 Chinese MB churches in B.C. bid farewell to Enoch and Grace Wong, who are now in their 80s and retiring to a seniors home in Scarborough, Ont.

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Walking on holy ground

Friday, September 2, 2005

A personal tour through the past 50 years of Mennonite Brethren seminary education, by president emeritus Elmer A. Martens In the fall of 1955, I left Saskatchewan in…

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Ontario candlemakers measure success in more than dollars and scents

Friday, January 11, 2002

Klassen, 45, and Loewen, 35, are brothers-in-law and co-owners of Newville Candle Company in Niagara Falls, Ont. Wherever they go they leave a trail of people sniffing the air, wondering where that scent of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, lavender, cappuccino or grassy meadow-or any of the dozens of other fragrances they manufacture-is coming from.

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