News and notes

— The decade opens with some significant changes underway for Mennonite Brethren. Executive director David Wiebe and communications director Cam Rowland have resigned, here, and here, and the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, Cal. is making a major move, merging with Fresno Pacific University. What this all means for the Canadian executive board, here.
— The Mennonite Weekly Review online has a news story and photos up about the Feb. 7 service of prayer and lament for Bolivian Mennonite women.
— A second ICOMB Global Higher Education Consultation is being planned for June 2011, in Winnipeg. The first consultation happened in 2007. To receive the Global Education Newsletter, which provides an interesting update on MB educational institutions around the world, contact “Ettie J at mbmsi.org.”

Al Kehler gives an overview of Mennonites in Bolivia, at the Feb. 7 service of prayer and lament. Photo by Ray Dirks.