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MLK Jr. Day event features African American stories of Elkhart’s Benham West neighborhood

A history project that has collected elders’ stories of Elkhart’s predominantly Black Benham West neighborhood and documented the process of the city’s eventual clearing of the neighborhood was the focus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day program.

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Seminary’s MLK Jr. Day event to focus on African American stories of Elkhart’s Benham West neighborhood

A forthcoming documentary and book — What Happened at Benham West: African American Stories of Community, Displacement and Hopes in the City of Elkhart — will be the focus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day program. The public is invited to attend the online event, which will be livestreamed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at ambs.edu/mlkday.

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Remembering Sherri Martin-Carman

Sherri L. Martin-Carman, MDiv, a pastor and chaplain from Elmira, Ontario, died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at age 51. Martin-Carman attended AMBS from 1996 to 1998, graduating in 1998 with a Master of Divinity with a major in Theological Studies. Following her graduation, she served AMBS as a board member (1999–2005) and then…

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IMS, AMBS Bookstore host author of new book on Dutch Mennonites during WWII

By David C. Cramer ELKHART, Indiana (AMBS) — On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, the Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS) and the AMBS Bookstore hosted Dutch Mennonite missiologist Alle Hoekema, PhD, on a video call from the Netherlands to celebrate the release of Hoekema’s new IMS publication, Hardship, Resistance, Collaboration: Essays on Dutch Mennonites during World War II and Its Aftermath. The…

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Leaving silence

AMBS professor’s book reclaims the Bible as a source of hope and healing for survivors of sexualized violence This article originally appeared in the Oct. 29, 2021, issue of Anabaptist World and is reposted here with permission. Susannah Larry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, has written a new book, Leaving…

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Striking gold at Poustinia

Volunteer Coordinator makes an unexpected discovery By Ed Kauffman | November 2021 “So, what exactly do you do in your role at AMBS?” That’s a question I often hear when I tell people that my wife, Gay, and I are the Volunteer Coordinators at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. We’re now in our fourth year in this…

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Rooted and Grounded keynotes explore loss, connection and imagination

By Jennifer Schrock of the Mennonite Creation Care Network ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Creation Care Network) — Healing and restoring our broken connections to the land — as individuals and communities — was the focus of the fifth Rooted and Grounded Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship, held Oct. 14–16, 2021, at…

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AMBS reports growth in degree-seeking students, distance education programs

ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, is reporting upward trends in several notable enrollment statistics this fall (September 2021): The number of degree- or certificate-seeking graduate students rose from 92 to 116 — an increase of 26 percent from 2020 and the highest number since 2010.Participation…

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New book connects survivors of sexualized violence in the Bible with survivors today

By Annette Brill Bergstresser and Karl Stutzman ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary— How is the Bible’s story our story after we experience trauma? Susannah Larry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, has written a new book to help individuals and congregations explore and understand stories of…

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New partnership enables global access to Anabaptist theological education

Mennonite World Conference and AMBS enter partnership in “sharing of gifts” By John David Thacker, Annette Brill Bergstresser (AMBS) and Karla Braun (MWC) | September 2020 ELKHART, Indiana, and KITCHENER, Ontario (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite World Conference) — Mennonites around the globe yearn for Anabaptist theological education, identity formation and leadership development, but…

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AMBS MLK Jr. Day event addresses exclusion of African Americans in Elkhart and need for repair

By Quinn Brenneke ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Nearly 175 community members, students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana. This year, AMBS’s biennial event centered on the theme, Repairing the Harm: A Community Conversation…

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Seminarians study sustainability

By Jennifer Schrock/Merry Lea This article was originally published by Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen (Indiana) College and is shared with permission. WOLF LAKE, Indiana (Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center) — Benjamin and Rianna Isaak-Krauss bring a unique perspective to the 2018 cohort of the Sustainability Leadership Semester (SLS): they are seminary students rather than undergraduates. The married couple…

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AMBS professor emeritus remembered for prolific scholarship, faith and humility

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) community is grieving the sudden loss of a beloved colleague, teacher, mentor and friend. Willard M. Swartley, Ph.D., professor emeritus of New Testament, died of natural causes at age 83 on Nov. 6, 2019, in Goshen, Indiana. He had…

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Journey: A real-life story

Leadership development program meets participants where they are By Marlys Weaver-Stoesz for AMBS ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Thousands of miles from their homeland, a group of about 30 South Sudanese women gathers on Tuesdays in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Meeting in each other’s homes, they pray for their war-torn country and its people,…

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