Used in the CM 5-9-4. Christian women of the General Conference Mennonite mission field in Japan gathered for prayer with millions of other Christians around the world for the World Day of Prayer (referred to on the old envelope as Women's Day of Prayer). The photo in the CM is enlarged from the one see here that is posted on a bulletin board.
Three photos from the 8th Mennonite World Conference opening ceremonies on Sunday evening July 23, held in the Zuidhal (South Hall?) of the International Congress Centre in Amsterdam and attended by 4,000 people. J. J. J. van Sluijs, president of The Netherlands Mennonite Conference (Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit), chaired the meeting and is visible in all 3 photos, 2 of which were taken from the back of the stage and show the audience in front of him. The 4 men on stage with him (backs to the camera) are likely members of the Presidium. One photo is taken from the side along the stage, showing Sluiys, the front rows of the audience and the flower arrangements on and in front of the stage. See also 1992-14.4001 and 1992-14.4377.
Used in CM 11-30-2. J. M. Klassen, exec. sec. of the CMRIC, is welcomed by David Schroeder (back to camera) and Paul Schroeder, chair of CMC (profile shot of him but he is smiling broadly) at the CMC annual conf. in Altona.
Negative also. Cropped & enlarged for use in CM 7-24-4. Main speakers at the Missions Conf. in Saskatoon. l-r: J.T. Friesen, Bluffton, Ohio; Janet Soldner, Columbia (behind the pulpit); H. J. Gerbrandt, Altona, Man. See article on conf. in CM 7-23-3.
No. 14 the last one in this set of numbered photos from the 6th Mennonite World Conference held in 1957 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Used in CM 5-34-4. German leaders: l-r: Abr. Braun, conference sermon; Emil Haendeges ("ae" is used instead of the German umlaut), retired; Benjamin H. Unruh who delivered the address to the civic leaders at the banquet given by the city, prior to the conference to which 24 Mennonite leaders were invited. See also the group photo in 5-34-1 showing a large number of Canadian and US delegates. See 2010-14.457 for the beginning of this series.
Negatives also (2) & 9x9 copies of photos. The enlarged photo (in which Harding looks at Regier) was used in CM 7-34-1. & additonal photo, similar pose. ( l-r:) Arnold J. Regier, hospital chaplain in Newton, Kan.; Rev. Vincent Harding, co-pastor of interracial Woodlawn Mennonite Church in Chicago; David P. Neufeld, chairman, CMC B. of Christian Service, discuss the statement on race relations presented at the centennial sessions in Bluffton, Ohio.
Negatives only, 2. In both negatives, J. J. Thiessen, moderator of the Canadian GC church, & Samuel Stephen, principal of the Mennonite high school in India, stand in front of MBS display panels. In neg. (7E?) a 3rd man is with them, in the other neg. (8?) this same man & an additional one are in the photo with them. The unidentified men might be members of a board.
Negative also. Used in the CM 4-25-8 (right). Two Canadian students, Gerhard Reimer and George Unger look at the steel pillars which will support the concrete floors of the arts building being constructed. Dated June 1956.
Information on back: Meyfair Mennonite Men's Club exec. (l-r:) Pres. Carl Ens, pres.; George Wiebe, vice-pres.; Ben Friesen, sec. Also noted is: Mennonite men's groups now have a national exec. organization. Carl Ens is the pres. Taken Feb. 1958. See art. in CM 9-30-9 re. the national exec. elected in Calgary, Alberta
1 wall of the St. Boniface Basilica (& cemetery in front of it), the roof missing, the windows open. A fireman stands at the top of a long ladder above the wall pouring water down on the fire. Enlarged from #1 in 1994-14.2078