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Nathanael Davis, a mission intern with Eastern Mennonite Missions in Belize, used his skills as an American Sign Language interpreter to work with the Ministry of Education in putting on the 20th annual National Spelling Bee for the Deaf on December 3, 2015.

March 8, 2016

2015 ministry highlights

Written by EMM news service

The following are story and photo highlights from some of EMM's ministries around the world 2015. 

CATEL, Guinea-Bissau – After two and a half years of construction, a Catel clinic began operating out of its new building on February 29, 2016.

LITITZ, Pa. – Many first-time meetings between members of the different faiths are characterized by “a tremendous amount of fear,” says Jonathan Bornman, a member of Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Christian/Muslim Relations Team who has facilitated many interactions between Christians and Muslims. As part of his efforts to reduce fear and increase understanding, Bornman, along with his colleague Andres Prins, held a workshop titled “Understanding your Muslim Neighbors” at Lititz Mennonite Church on February 27, 2016.

MIAMI, Fla. – Eastern Mennonite Missions Christian/Muslim Relations Team member Andres Prins helped to facilitate a meeting between Hispanic church leaders and members of a Miami area mosque on January 29, 2016.

WHEATON, Ill. — In the midst of controversy surrounding Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins’ comments regarding Christianity and Islam, Jonathan Bornman, member of Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Christian/Muslim Relations Team, visited Wheaton, Illinois, to speak with Wheaton College students about Christianity and Islam from a peacemaking perspective on January 21, 2016.

January 26, 2016

A different path

Written by Jonathan Bornman

Andres Prins and I were at the tail end of a 15-day trip throughout Germany, sharing with pastors and congregations as well as meeting with imams and other Muslims.

January 18, 2016

A visit to a mosque

Written by Elizabeth and Sara Martin

When your mother is a member of the Christian/Muslim Relations Team at EMM and you have lived abroad, you might be used to stepping outside your comfort zone.

January 13, 2016

The Syrian exodus

Written by EMM news service