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Trusting enough to be vulnerable and the willingness to be accountable are key intentional acts needed to build true community. In the extensively secularized culture of England,... Read More
March 21, 2017 | Web First |
“Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering/ There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) / That's how the light gets in... Read More
March 21, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Michael J. “M.J.” Sharp, a United Nations official, was among six people kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a press release issued Monday by the... Read More
March 15, 2017 | Web First |
Nine-month-old Junia has just become the youngest participant to join the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights, a 600-kilometre walk through from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., to Ottawa,... Read More
March 11, 2017 | Web First | Dan Dyck
Despite meeting under the theme of “Building healthy connections,” many delegates who gathered for Mennonite Church British Columbia’s annual general meeting on Feb. 25, 2017,... Read More
March 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
Exuding excitement and purpose, Nancy Mann, associate pastor of Floradale Mennonite Church, exclaimed “WEW!” for the newest chapter of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (... Read More
March 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
Joan Lemauviel recalls her aging father needing more care than he received with assisted living, yet not qualifying for long-term care. “He was falling through the cracks,” she... Read More
March 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
“No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbour.” Kitchener (Ont.) First Mennonite Church and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada are promoting “welcome signs” with... Read More
March 8, 2017 | God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
The potent Trump phenomenon is rippling around the globe and Mennonites in southern Manitoba are not immune. Waves of mostly Somali asylum seekers, driven in part by fear of... Read More
March 8, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
What are the risks and rewards for people who choose a life on the farm? Young Voices spoke with three young Canadian Mennonites who work in agriculture to find out. Jedidiah... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Finding a new church to belong to can be difficult. Just ask Katrina Woelk. Woelk grew up at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler, Man., but now lives in Winnipeg, where she is... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where about 100,000 people are facing starvation, says a United Nations release dated February 20, 2017. In addition, a further... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First |
Settled in their new home in New Hamburg, Ont., Lee Reh and Pheh Meh constantly think of family members still in Ban Mai Nai Soi Refugee Camp in Thailand who the couple and their... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First | Ferne Burkhardt
For Nathan and Taryn Dirks, ministry in Gaborone, Botswana, is all about relationships. But ministry by relationship is hard to measure, so they’ve creatively translated some of... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese with files from Nathan Dirks
Nora Marleni Martínez of Metapan, El Salvador, is in the first group of students in a regional Peace and Justice Institute program of the Seminario Anabautista Latinoamericano (... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First | Kelsey Hochstetler
Houses. Toilets. Schools. These are basic human rights to which Canadians feel entitled—and which many vulnerable and disenfranchised indigenous people do not have. Indigenous... Read More
February 27, 2017 | Web First | Dan Dyck
The Mennonite Heritage Centre, including its archival and art gallery programs, is being reorganized under a new partnership and name. Discussions over the last months between... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church |
The Future Directions process is moving slowly and surely forward with a specific restructuring proposal and a timeline for downsizing proposals. Meanwhile, the notion of... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Will Braun
Jake Buhler knows an historical treasure when he sees one. That’s why he’s so excited that the Saskatchewan Valley News is donating all of its back issues to the Mennonite... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Last November, Vic Bartel and John Ilg pulled into the northern Manitoba Cree community of Cross Lake with a thousand Bibles. The Bibles had been requested by the local... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
A public panel discussion on the relationships between the three Abrahamic religions couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, occurring as it did on the heels of the opening... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
The soulful voice of Matt Epp serenaded a crowd at Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary on Feb. 3, 2017. Epp partnered with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta and Canadian... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Allison Goerzen
Gerald Neufeld of B.C. and Russ Sawatsky of Ontario have several things in common: they both served as missionaries in Japan, where they met their wives; and they both attended... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in Us | Amy Dueckman
“There’s a crack in everything / that’s how the light gets in,” is often quoted by Christians as hope that God will “get in” to any situation. But the quote has a strange source,... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
How can we deepen Christian faith formation at camp? In wrestling with this question, the leadership team at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, located near Sauble Beach, Ont., launched... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

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