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The questions of midlife are quieter and deeper than clichés involving motorcycles and illicit affairs suggest. Who have I become? Is this all there is to life? Why does God feel so distant at this point of my life? Or, to quote musician Paul Simon, “Why am I soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard.”

May 8, 2017
The Essential Amish Cookbook cover.

Herald Press is publishing a new cookbook by prolific Amish recipe author Lovina Eicher: The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry.

May 8, 2017
Cover of "Amish Prayers: A Colouring Book" (Herald Press, April 2017).

Last fall, Herald Press took its first step into the world of adult devotional coloring books with Beloved Amish and Mennonite Quilts. Its latest addition to the field, Amish Prayers, offers fraktur drawings and thoughtful, contemplative prayers from Anabaptist history. The collection was released April 4, 2017.

May 8, 2017
Mother Kandace Boos and daughter Junia.

The Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights (PFIR) draws to a close on May 13, but even when the event is over, there are several ways to keep the objective of the initiative alive.

April 26, 2017
Joji Pantoja (2nd from right) recieves award.

Joji Pantoja’s socially responsible business acumen in her role as founder and CEO of Coffee for Peace is getting noticed at the highest levels. On March 30, she was recognized by Go Negosyo, the advocacy arm of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, as one of 26 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs 2017. The award was presented by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang Palace.

April 13, 2017
Anneli Loepp Thiessen (left) and Katrina Woelk (right).

Youth are in demand. When the Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) held a cross-Canada tour in 2016-17, the importance of encouraging youth involvement in area and national church initiatives rose to the surface again and again. Their presence is wanted at the Special Delegate Assembly in Winnipeg on Oct. 13 -15, 2017.

April 13, 2017
Henry Neufeld plays his drum and sings.

Henry Neufeld is joining more than 50 other walkers in the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights. From April 23 to May 14, participants will cover the 600k stretch between Kitchener and Ottawa, Ont. in support of the adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

April 7, 2017
Karl (left) and Marla Langelotz on stage for TEDx in Switzerland.

On March 18, Karl and Marla Langelotz addressed an audience at Zurich International School in Switzerland for a TEDx talk. Their presentation was entitled “A Modest Proposal for World Peace.”

April 5, 2017
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What makes Anabaptism different from other Christian traditions? According to author Palmer Becker, it can be explained by three words: Jesus. Community. Reconciliation.

April 4, 2017
Women observing mushroom crop

Spiritual food is important – but so is physical food. By growing edible mushrooms and teaching others how to grow them too, Miriam Maenhout Tshimanga and her husband Hippolyto Tshimanga are helping feed both body and spirit.

March 15, 2017