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Indonesians aid victims of back-to-back disasters
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesian Mennonites struggled to keep up with the need for relief efforts after three natural disasters volcanic eruptions, flash floods and a tsunami struck the country in six weeks.
Most recently, the Mount Merapi volcano erupted Oct. 26 in Magelang, Central Java.
MCC responds to Indonesia disasters through partner organization
In Java, Indonesia, palm trees fold like umbrellas under the weight of volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi.
MDS dedicates new headquarters
LITITZ, Pa. Eight months after breaking ground, the Mennonite Disaster Service binational headquarters is complete.
Iranian promotes interfaith sharing
BLUFFTON, Ohio It was his first trip to Ohio, but an Iranian academic said he felt at home at Bluffton University Nov. 2-3.
EMU looks for sun
HARRISONBURG, Va. Eastern Mennonite University has dedicated the largest solar photovoltaic project built so far in Virginia.
Pa. German folk art from 30 artists to be displayed
LANCASTER, Pa. For the second year, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society will display hundreds of pieces of reproduction art during the Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show and Sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 in the societys museum and gift shop.
EMU program guides Haiti trauma healing
HARRISONBURG, Va. As Haiti struggles to emerge from the devastation of last Januarys earthquake, six Christian organizations including Mennonite Central Committee have decided Haitians would benefit from medicine for the heart in addition to medicine for physical needs.
Fools for Christ
LANSDALE, Pa. Performing the classic 1970 musical Godspell, student actors at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School examined their faith and a contemporary interpretation of the gospel and church.
MBs study doctrine of atonement
Canadian Mennonite Brethren are working to clarify their view of the doctrine of atonement.
Multicultural focus integral to vision for Pittsburgh 2011
The more Grace Pam of Los Angeles Faith Chapel, a Mennonite pastor of Nigerian descent, helps plan multicultural activities for Pittsburgh 2011, the better she feels about being part of the family reunion that Mennonite Church USA conventions can symbolize.
Kansas MB elected to U.S. Senate
Jerry Moran, a member of North Oak Community Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation in Hays, Kan., easily won election to the U.S. Senate Nov. 2.
Winnipeg ends its relief sale
WINNIPEG, Man. A shortage of volunteers has ended the Mennonite relief sale in Winnipeg, home to more Mennonites than any other city in the world.
Global Anabaptisms paradox
NORTH NEWTON, Kan. John D. Roth wondered what it meant for Bethel College to have a logo that says there is no foundation other than Jesus Christ.
Anabaptists in U.K. get acquainted
LONDON About 50 people gathered Oct. 2 to discuss the hallmarks of an Anabaptist community and how scattered Anabaptists can work together effectively.
Conversation crosses urban-rural divide
PHILADELPHIA How do Mennonites break through the cultural and financial barriers that often separate urban, suburban and rural congregations?
12 churches linked with Colombians
Every Sunday, members of Hyde Park Mennonite Church in Boise, Idaho, light a prayer lamp and think of their brothers and sisters at Iglesia de Dios (Church of God), a church in the Colombian city of Puerto Asis.
Women gather in 3 Northwest states to grow in caring
WOODBURN, Ore. Mennonite Women USAs Sister Care seminars brought 122 women together in Idaho, Oregon and Washington on three October weekends.
Taiwan leaders declare their recommitment
TAIPEI, Taiwan At their annual assembly, pastors and delegates from Taiwans 21 Mennonite churches committed themselves to renewal in mission.
Council finds common ideals in diverse worship
ELKHART, Ind. What does worship look like in Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada congregations? What makes it different from worship in nondenominational, Baptist or Lutheran churches?
Love for players, and his field
HESSTON, Kan. For six more months, Oswald Field will continue to be the first place to look for Art Mullet.
Service program transcends age limits
ELKHART, Ind. While serving as mission workers in Japan, Don and Barbara Reber were impressed by how Japanese people value their older citizens.
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