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Fly the flag, thank a veteran [letter]

Outspoken pacifists who flaunt their anti-military posture by writing regular letters to LNP | LancasterOnline (examples: “Shift spending from the military” on Nov. 17 and “Pentagon spending poisons our culture” on Dec. 21) could feel better about themselves and our country by joining with their neighbors in flying the U.S. flag and by thanking veterans for their service that protects our freedom to write anti-military letters.
MANHEIM, PA
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anabaptistworld.org

An affront to Anabaptism

True Anabaptists would take issue with the Dec. 24 editorial, “Facing an inevitable question.” It is heavily slanted toward pro-LGBTQ and a great disservice to the Anabaptist community. It grossly undermines the biblical position of the Mennonite Church USA Confession of Faith’s Article 19, which says, “We believe that God intends marriage to be a covenant between one man and one woman for life.”
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wearebreakingnews.com

They Confirm That All Former Hostages In Haiti Returned To The US

All the victims of a US missionary group who were kidnapped in Haiti have already left the country after two months of ordeal, announced the leader of his organization based in Ohio, who extended an offer of forgiveness to the captors. “Everyone, including a 10-month-old baby and two boys ages...
OHIO STATE
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anabaptistworld.org

Letter offers solidarity with Ethiopians

Dozens of people — including U.S. and Canadian Mennonite conference leaders, seminary staff and students — signed a letter of support for Anabaptists in Ethiopia in December. “We hear from many conflicting reports that you are going through troubled times: the COVID-19 pandemic, the war, social unrest and...
WORLD
Ladysmith News

Family describes being taken hostage in Haiti

One month has passed since an Ohio Christian mission agency announced its members, including a Rusk County family of four, successfully escaped from armed captors in Haiti. Since, then the Rusk County father is speaking publicly about their captivity, enduring faith and deliverance. Ryan and Melodi Korver and their children,...
mennomedia.org

“Defunding?” with Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler

Season 2 Episode 2: “Defunding?” with Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler was released on January 18, 2022. The audio recording is available on all major podcasting platforms. More information is available here. Episode Description:. Over the past years, Mennonite Church USA received requests to...
RELIGION
Mennonite Central Committee

Hyacinth Stevens named MCC East Coast executive director

The Board of Directors of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)’s East Coast region announces the appointment of Hyacinth Stevens of West Haven, Connecticut, as the next MCC East Coast executive director. She will begin her role in early March, replacing Bruce Campbell-Janz, who is stepping down after leading the region...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
anabaptistworld.org

Martyr? Hero?

Dramatic stories of sacrificial Anabaptist peacemaking tend to be historic, even centuries old. One of the most recent is shared in a book coming out this month from Herald Press. Disarmed: The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael “MJ” Sharp by Marshall V. King tells the story of the former...
RELIGION
mennomedia.org

MennoMedia hires Roth and Moua

HARRISONBURG, Va. — MennoMedia has hired John D. Roth of Goshen, Indiana, and Mollee Moua of Kitchener, Ontario, to oversee the development of a suite of resources to be released in 2025 in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the start of Anabaptism. “We are excited to welcome John...
GOSHEN, IN
anabaptistworld.org

Amazement at the gate

The Book of Acts records two miraculous jailbreaks. In Acts 16, an earthquake throws open the prison doors, prompting the release of Paul and Silas. In Acts 12, chains fall from Peter’s wrists and an angel leads him out, right past two guards. The annals of bold breaks from...
RELIGION
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The Christian Century reviews “Healing Haunted Histories”

[The following is an excerpt from The Christian Century‘s recent review of Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization by Elaine Enns and Ched Myers.]. “This profound, timely, humbling, but ultimately empowering study is exemplary in every way, offering a path through thickets of intense debate and hope...
RELIGION
kentuckytoday.com

Ransom paid for hostages in Haiti not honored, new recordings allege

MILLERSBURG, Ohio (BP) – Personal accounts of Anabaptist hostages who escaped a radical Haitian gang have been revealed amid varying reports of the gang reneging on a ransom paid anonymously. Sam Stoltzfus, a Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) missionary from Pennsylvania among those kidnapped, holds to his account that the...
MILLERSBURG, OH
catholicnewsagency.com

Ransom was paid for missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A ransom was paid for the missionaries held hostage in Haiti, said the husband and father of six of the now-released hostages. “There had been a ransom agreement reached with the hostage takers,” said Ray Noecker, whose wife and five children were among the 17 people kidnapped by a Haitian gang on Oct. 16. Noecker was speaking at a Jan. 2 prayer luncheon held in thanksgiving for the release of his family.
PUBLIC SAFETY
anabaptistworld.org

MCC sends relief to Cubans in crisis

The situation in Cuba was dire when a shipment of Mennonite Central Committee relief kits and canned food arrived. “People have told me they haven’t had an egg or any kind of meat for six months,” said Bonnie Klassen, MCC area director for South America and Mexico. “They’re out of toothpaste, so they’re brushing their teeth with soap. And not even commercial soap, mind you, but soap they’ve made themselves.”
CHARITIES
goshen.edu

Human Resources Director

Goshen College seeks applicants for an experienced leader to serve as the full-time Human Resources Director. Reporting to the Vice President for Communications and People Strategy, the Human Resources Director is responsible for the overall health and development of the employee experience. Goshen College is a nationally-recognized, private Christian liberal...
GOSHEN, IN
baptistpress.com

Ransom paid for hostages in Haiti not honored, new recordings allege

MILLERSBURG, Ohio (BP) – Personal accounts of Anabaptist hostages who escaped a radical Haitian gang have been revealed amid varying reports of the gang reneging on a ransom paid anonymously. Sam Stoltzfus, a Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) missionary from Pennsylvania among those kidnapped, holds to his account that the...
MILLERSBURG, OH

Old Christmas is a time for reflecting, visiting family among Ohio's Amish

Christmas has come and gone for most, but for the Amish community in and around Holmes County, Old Christmas is celebrated Jan. 6. The holiday, however, is not about excessive shopping, overindulging at parties and lavishly decorated trees. It's an old-fashioned celebration built around honoring family — a solemn occasion with the emphasis on reflecting and visiting.
HOLMES COUNTY, OH
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