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Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has released Take Your Place, a CD featuring Calgary’s Kim Thiessen and Winnipeg’s Darryl Neustaedter Barg collaborating with choirs from Maasai communities in Kenya. Proceeds benefit MCC’s Generations program, which supports people living with HIV/AIDS. The CD comes with a DVD containing footage of MCC’s projects in Kenya.—MCC release

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Bethel College, a Mennonite Church USA school in North Newton, Kan., has resurrected their online academic journal. Mennonite Life (print 1946−99, online 2000−2008) has returned to the web after a two-year hiatus with a broader editorial staff and wider student-writer base. The summer 2010 issue includes a piece entitled “Is Peacemaking in Our Genes and Evolution?” and is available at www.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/index.php.—MCUSA release

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A Florida congregation has planted a church on Facebook. Since 2006, Northland has webcasted live worship services, and more recently, offered online chat with pastors and other worshippers; more than 2,000 people use the venue each weekend. Some 200 Northland congregants are “online missionaries,” replying to thousands of emails from seekers. Now, five times every weekend, Northland brings live worship to the social networking site Facebook − a community of 400 million users.—EPA release

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