Newton church led by seminary grad votes to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton has voted to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Rev. Rachel Ringenberg Miller and associate pastor Ben Woodward-Breckbill say that move allows the church to provide temporary relief to immigrants. ... read more about Newton church led by seminary grad votes to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants from The Wichita Eagle

Beth Toner MSN ’17 offers plenary at MHF Annual Gathering

“Connecting as human beings is a source of healing.” These words from plenary speaker, Beth Toner, set the tone for the entire weekend of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship’s (MHF) Annual Gathering. On June 22-24, about 60 Anabaptist healthcare professionals and their families gathered at Bluffton University in Ohio under the theme of “Stories of Healing.” ... read more about Beth Toner MSN ’17 offers plenary at MHF Annual Gathering from Mennonite Health Journal

Gwendolyn Myers GC ‘ 14 shares her peacebuilding journey for Modern Ghana

As a child, I dreamt of seeing an airplane—not even being in it—and regularly begged my father to take me to the airport to see one. These days, I fly to different regions of the world on speaking engagements as a peace and human rights advocate. The countries I have visited include the United States, Turkey, the Netherlands, Cambodia, South Africa and Rwanda, among others. I did not initially aspire to a career in peace, human rights and women and youth empowerment advocacy; I wanted to be a doctor and had successfully completed undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology at the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, an affiliate of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, in Monrovia, Liberia. Once I began getting involved in peace advocacy, witnessing the international community’s peace efforts in my country, I realised that disarming the fighters was just an aspect of peace; to achieve genuine peace requires reconciliation among the various groups, between young and old, the genders, etc. ... read more about Gwendolyn Myers GC ‘ 14 shares her peacebuilding journey for Modern Ghana from Modern Ghana