EDMONTON, Alta. — Each week, a little band of disciples known as Edmonton Christian Life Community Church meets at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where many homeless people congregate. The congregation of about 20 is made up of Chinese boat people who came to Canada in the 1980s, many of whom got jobs as cleaners upon their arrival.
Throughout 2020, Mennonite Central Committee is inviting supporters to celebrate its centennial with commemorative events, comforter making, giving opportunities, storytelling and more.
GOSHEN, Ind. — John Richard (J.R.) Burkholder, 91, a college and seminary professor whose work spanned and influenced dramatic changes in 20th-century Mennonite peace theology and ecumenical engagements, died Dec. 20.