Tuesday, October 4, 2022

World assembly is small but full of joy

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With its national motto of “unity in diversity,” Indonesia proved a fitting host for the 17th assembly of Mennonite World Conference—downsized by COVID-19 restrictions...

Rockets, rosebushes and relief in Ukraine

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Before the fighting escalated in Ukraine this year, Nadiya O.* and her husband lived near the city of Uman, Ukraine. Together they grew a...

Ukrainian refugees offered transitional housing in former hotel

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The work of the Ukraine Relief Coalition, of which U.S. Mennonite Brethren from Pacific Keep Church and Pilgrim Slavic Baptist Church are a part,...

ICOMB guests visit remote Amazon village

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“Nineteen?” Slack-jawed, I tried to imagine birthing that many children in one lifetime. The elderly matriarch gave a gap-toothed grin. As founding chief, she...

Seeing the leaf, stem and fruit of ICOMB

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“No one wants to suck on chalk,” is how ICOMB executive director Rudi Plett described the average reaction when told “structure” is important. Structure,...

ICOMB summit held in Brazil

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After two years of virtual meetings, the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) hosted a face-to-face summit May 17-22, 2022, bringing together nearly 100...

European Mennonites offer aid, prayers for Ukrainians

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Mennonites living in Ukraine are receiving assistance from Mennonite Central Committee, Multiply and MB Foundation. European Mennonite conferences are also involved in assisting their...

Relief fund provides help to Ukrainians on the frontlines

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UPDATE: Since this story was first shared with MB Foundation, Daria's husband has left the village and is safely with his family in Zaporozhye,...