Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Welcomes New Intern from Japan

May 28, 2014

Categories: General News

Tabor College is pleased to welcome new intern Yoshio Fujii to campus May 23.

Fujii has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s archival internship and will be spending a total of five weeks visiting each of the Mennonite Brethren archival centers in North America (Fresno, Calif.; Hillsboro, Kan.; Winnipeg, M.B.; and Abbotsford, B.C.)

The selection committee chose Fujii from a strong field of candidates from various universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.

Fujii is a Japanese graduate student, who completed a master in divinity degree this May at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (Fresno, Calif.).

In addition to experiencing a functioning archive, Fujii will explore stories, records and images housed in these church archives, especially as they relate to the church in Japan.

Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, is excited to have Fujii visit Kansas.

“This is a unique opportunity for us, enabling us to share common heritage and discern influences in the development of our respective conferences, the Mennonite Brethren in North America and the Mennonite Brethren in Japan,” Goertzen said.

Fugii will work with Goertzen May 23-June 2, 2014 in Hillsboro.

Fujii’s visit at CMBS will coincide with the meetings of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission hosted this year at Tabor College, May 30-31, 2014.

This internship is made possible with support from United States and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches.