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    June issue 2015

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    Contents of the MB Herald June issue 2015

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    The God-bearing life…of a magazine

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    I remember the call like it was yesterday. Cam Rowland was on the phone, offering me a job as editor of the MB Herald. That call meant a career…

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  • Children at Education Brings Hope show off their artwork for the camera. Education Brings Hope is a Global Family program that provides salaries, food and teaching supplies for a preschool and primary school of the Colombian Mennonite Brethren Church. Credit: Colombia Mennonite Brethren Church

    Father to gang members

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    It was September 2013. We were visiting El Progreso, a church plant by the Mennonite Brethren conference of Colombia in partnership with MCC. It’s located in Cazucá, a shantytown that’s part of the increasing urban sprawl of Bogota, Colombia.

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    Intern journal: Soup’s on!

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    The soup was plentiful. During the week of Jan. 18–25, 2015, I had nine bowls over four community church lunches. What was more significant than the soup, though,…

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Glimmer of redemption as Hal Wiens returns

title: Come Back
author: Rudy Wiebe
Rudy Wiebe’s latest novel Come Back is a gripping memoir of grief. Wiebe comes full circle in his more than half-century of literary production, returning to one of his first (minor) characters, and elevating him to a central role.

MCC’s peacebuilding work expands in Middle East

MCC will work with its partner organization, Iraqi al-Amal (IAA), to provide training to 900 students and 250 teachers in Najaf, Baghdad and Erbil governorates in Iraq. The photo above shows MCC’s work with IAA in another project – the distribution of humanitarian assistance to displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Photo by Salar Ahmed.

WINNIPEG In a region of ongoing conflict and tension, supporting peace and promoting dialogue between religious communities continues to be a fundamental mission for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)….

Two months after Nepal earthquake

Residents of Dharka collect metal sheeting shelter materials distributed by MCC Nepal and partner Shanti Nepal. (MCC Photo/Luke Reesor Keller)

As the monsoon season begins in Nepal, the main priority for people affected by the Apr. 25, 2015, earthquake is shelter.

Jun
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Society aims to make history French

La Société d’Histoire mennonite du Québec is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: www.histoiremennonite.quebec.

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Commission meets and awards Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

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Rachel Twigg Boyce is the 2015 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. At the AGM held in Fresno, Cal., (June 12–13, 2015), the Commission awarded the grant to Twigg Boyce, currently pastor of House Blend Ministries, an intentional Christian community in Winnipeg that is now seven years old.

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Cultural embrace and cultural resistance

Title: California Mennonites
Author: Brian Froese
California Mennonites is an engaging story of both cultural embrace and cultural resistance – Mennonite style. Brian Froese, associate professor of history at CMU, has completely reworked his doctoral dissertation in this book, narrating the Mennonite experience in California from the gold-rush days of the “Forty-Niners” to 1975.

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Welcoming refugees – a picture of God’s kingdom

Waeil Abdalla (5 years old), Waleed Abdalla (3 years old), Weam Abdalla (one year old), and Khadija Fikak. Members of Eritrean family sponsored by the Forest Grove Community church, Saskatoon, 2013. Rena Pearson and Idris Fikak.  Forest Grove worked with MCC to sponsor the Fikak family.

When you follow God’s leading, he often “calls you to things you would never have imagined,” says Michelle Knowles. Members of Waterloo (Ont.) MB Church and Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, have discovered a broader view on the world and journeyed farther in discipleship by supporting refugee families.

Life & Faith

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Old City, Jerusalem

5 gifts we received in the Holy Land

Friday, June 12, 2015

From Mar. 21 to Apr. 4, 2015, parent and chaperone Sheila Peters and I led a group of 10 MB Collegiate Institute students on a study tour of the Holy Land.

June-header

June issue 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Contents of the MB Herald June issue 2015

Editorial featured image

The God-bearing life…of a magazine

Monday, June 1, 2015

I remember the call like it was yesterday. Cam Rowland was on the phone, offering me a job as editor of the MB Herald. That call meant a career…

Children at Education Brings Hope show off their artwork for the camera. Education Brings Hope is a Global Family program that provides salaries, food and teaching supplies for a preschool and primary school of the Colombian Mennonite Brethren Church. Credit: Colombia Mennonite Brethren Church

Father to gang members

Monday, June 1, 2015

It was September 2013. We were visiting El Progreso, a church plant by the Mennonite Brethren conference of Colombia in partnership with MCC. It’s located in Cazucá, a shantytown that’s part of the increasing urban sprawl of Bogota, Colombia.

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