Color image of members of the Dorcas Mission Society, ca. 1990s.

Members of the Dorcas Mission Society

Members of the Dorcas Mission Society, ca. 1990s. Pictured are (back row): Frieda Rempel Ewert, Minnie Dick Ewert, Lena Ewert, Mabel Rempel, Anna Ewert, Blanch Wiens Friesen, and Matilda Feil Ewert; and (front row): Martha Bartsch, Luella Feil Wiebe, Sadie Bartsch, and Viola Wiens Dick.

Dorcas Circle, Carson Mennonite Brethren Church

The Dorcas Circle, organized in Cottonwood County's Carson Township in 1936 and later known as the Women’s Mission Society (WMS), served as the backbone of the Carson Mennonite Brethren Church’s strong missions program. Working in supportive capacities, members of the circle impacted church and community life without taking on pastoral roles.

Color image of Norman Ewert, ca. 2013, with a disk blade he made as a temporary tombstone for the grave of Anna Funk Wiens inside Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery.

Norman Ewert

Norman Ewert, ca. 2013, with a disk blade he made as a temporary tombstone for the grave of Anna Funk Wiens inside Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery.

Color image of the tombstone of Anna Funk Wiens inside Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, March 13, 2013.

Tombstone of Anna Funk Wiens

Tombstone of Anna Funk Wiens inside Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, March 13, 2013.

Color image of a memorial inside Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, August 25, 2013.

Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery memorial

Memorial inside Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, August 25, 2013.

Carson Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery

The Carson Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, surveyed and platted in June 1900, has 185 recorded burials as of 2017. Some graves have been relocated from other sites.

Black and white photograph of Elder Heinrich Voth (right) and his wife, Sara Voth (left), ca. 1910.

Heinrich and Sara Voth

Elder Heinrich Voth (right) and his wife, Sara Voth (left), ca. 1910.

Voth, Heinrich (1851–1918)

Heinrich Voth, the first lay minister of Mennonite Brethren Church in Delft, baptized over 700 parishioners during his nearly forty years of ministry. Respected as an educator, he shared leadership with members of the congregation, freeing himself for evangelistic visits and travels to places in northern Minnesota and Canada.

Adhan (call to prayer) at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

The adhan (call to prayer) is recited before each prayer. This audio clip includes the adhan recited by Ahmed Jamal at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis on January 8, 2016.

Color image of a Minnesotans in solidarity with Muslim Americans against Islamophobia event, 2015.

Minnesotans in solidarity with Muslim Americans against Islamophobia event

Solidarity event held at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque on December 14, 2015. Dar Al-Hijrah's main religious leader, Imam Sharif Mohamed, stands with hands clasped at center right. The Islamic Civic Society of America is a civic institution that seeks to demonstrate the compatibility between Islamic principles and the principles of democracy. An example of their work was experienced on a cold winter’s night in December, when ICSA hosted an event to discuss Islamophobia in America. More than a hundred Minnesotans from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds came to support their Muslim American colleagues, friends, and neighbors, who have faced increasing incidents of prejudice and discrimination in the 2010s. Several elected officials and religious leaders (including imams, rabbis, and pastors) saw Islamophobia as opposing American ideals of freedom and democracy, and vowed to help protect the rights of Muslim Americans. This type of event is one of many hosted by ICSA at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque.

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