Health care workers to confer at Paraguay 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How do we follow the way of Jesus Christ in the health field? Health care workers of Anabaptist faith from around the world will discuss their mission as Christian medical practitioners July 15–16 in Paraguay, in conjunction with Mennonite World Conference Assembly 15.

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Recession reduces relief resources

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Amid the global economic crisis, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is reducing its budget in the coming year while continuing to focus its resources on helping people in poverty around the world.

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Proyecto Aldea Global

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Proyecto Aldea Global, a Mennonite Central Committee partner agency, provided blankets, food, and kits in Honduras, following devastating floods in October and November 2008 that affected more than 313,000 people.

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Newsbriefs

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Demonstration causes arrests; Cross the Street conference; Global Dictionary of Theology released; Land donated to CMU; Restrictions on Christian activity in Burma; Humanist Association advertisements rejected; World’s poorest families receive microloan; Mother-tongue addictions counseling services; Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo; Taylor University College closes; Many open to switching denominations

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Public service offers challenges, rewards

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Former adviser to Paraguay’s president tells of four years as cabinet official When Nicanor Duarte Frutos, then president-elect of Paraguay, asked Ernst Bergen, a successful Mennonite entrepreneur, to…

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Seminary creates web-based Lenten devotional

Sunday, February 1, 2009

An Easter devotional guide, Walking in the Light, written by faculty, staff, and students of MB Biblical Seminary (MBBS) in Fresno, Cal., is available on the seminary website. The 50-day devotional guide parallels lectionary texts for the season from the Gospel of John, and focuses on our Christian walk.

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MCC responds to crisis conditions in Gaza

Sunday, February 1, 2009

In the midst of air strikes, ground battles, and a rising death toll, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partner organizations in Gaza are distributing food, water, and blankets to Gazans who have lost their homes.

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Newsbriefs

Sunday, February 1, 2009

MCC and the impact of economic downturn; MDS responds to flooding; Bruce Clemenger elected for World Evangelical Alliance international council; CMU challenges students to donate; Canadian Foodgrains Bank provides for Zimbabwe; Eden Health Care Services gets award; Pastoral harassment in Bangladesh; 2008 Clinical Practitioner Award; Chair in Anabaptist studies; Malaria Shoppe produces malaria-related products; Clarification (re: P & E, December 2008)

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ICOMB plans sesquicentennial

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The International International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) began planning its 150th anniversary celebration at its annual meeting, held in Hyderabad, India in November.

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Churches in the North and South need each other

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Larry Miller was quick to point out that though he serves as the representative for MWC, there are people whom, he believes, would be “better faces” for MWC; including two people recently in Canada – a man from Africa, and a woman from India. He went on to explain the importance of MWC for Anabaptists of all stripes – including Canadian MBs.

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Indian Christians flee

Thursday, January 1, 2009

News and relief agencies report some 30,000–70,000 Christians have fled their homes in Orissa, India, due to religious persecution, which erupted in August. Christian refugees are living in makeshift shelters in the jungle, in relief camps, or have fled to neighbouring states. Women have been gang-raped, pastors have been killed, and thousands have been wounded by gunfire, burning buildings, or the rigours of their flight – and almost nothing is being done.

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Indian MB conference celebrates 50 years of autonomy

Thursday, January 1, 2009

More than 7,000 people attended the golden jubilee celebration of the governing council for the MB church in India, November 7–8, making it the best-attended gathering in the history of the Indian MB conference

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Newsbriefs

Thursday, January 1, 2009

MDS to inform and equip churches for pandemic influenza and other disasters; Goshen (Ind.) College accused of being unpatriotic; Anabaptist youth ride bicycles for Global Youth Summit and Mennonite World Conference Assembly 15; MEDA launches human resource expertise to microfinance institutions; Mennonite congregation in the Netherlands celebrated; 800,000 people displaced in Democratic Republic of Congo; Violence in Jos, Nigeria; Amish population grows 84 percent; Truth and Reconciliation Commission; EFC calls for integrity, statesmanship, and grace in political crisis

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Newsbriefs

Monday, December 1, 2008

EFC appears against government of Alberta; Bus Stop Bible Studies; CMU’s membership with AUCC; U.S. Conference of MB Churches doubles membership; General Assembly of World Evangelical Alliance; Marv Frey passes away October 19, 2008; Violence in Orissa; Investors and the environment; MEDA a finalist for Innovation Excellence Awards; MCC discontinues shipping used clothing overseas

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A Bible for the Nanerige

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dressed in bright colours, three teenaged girls strolled up to the well in the middle of a Nanerige village in Burkina Faso. When Phil Bergen addressed them in their language, their faces lit up with delight at the surprise of speaking with a non-African man in their own language, and they giggled as they responded.

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