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Despite Menno Simons’ significant influence in northern Europe during Anabaptism’s infancy in the 16th century, and his name living on by having the Mennonite church named after... Read More
September 20, 2017
| Amy Dueckman, B.C. Correspondent

Cast members of Souls at the Edmonton Fringe Festival pictured from left to right: Shawn Prasad (Eli), Amena Shehab (ghost), Ginin Alyousef (Ginin)  and playwright, Aksam Alyousef. Missing: Sarah Spicer (Hanna). (Photo by Donita Wiebe-Neufeld)

Sometimes bridges built between faith communities are quite literally dramatic. Donna Entz, Mennonite Church Alberta’s community outreach worker who strives to build better... Read More
September 20, 2017
| Donita Wiebe-Neufeld, Alberta Correspondent

Phil Campbell-Enns’s song ‘May Your Spirit Give Life’ will feature prominently at the assembly along with the selected theme song, ‘New Earth, Heavens New’ (Hymnal: A Worship Book, No. 299) by Harris J. Loewen. (Photo courtesy of Phil Campbell-Enns)

Planning Special Assembly 2017 worship might be a daunting task, but with the right team—and the right music—the spirit of the event will follow people home. With that idea in... Read More
September 6, 2017
| Deborah Froese, Mennonite Church Canada

Ken Roth with some of the many dishes he has made in his retirement. The Trinity bowl, front row right, is prominent. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

When Ken Roth retired, he was looking for a hobby that would be creative, be a blessing to himself and others, and needn’t be profitable. A member of East Zorra Mennonite Church... Read More
September 6, 2017
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent
Episcopalian priest Michael Spurlock has a problem. His diocese has ordered him to oversee the closing of the dying All Saints Church in Tennessee, but then a group of Karen... Read More
September 6, 2017
| Amy Dueckman, B.C. Correspondent

Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne play a variety of characters throughout Ted and Company’s latest production, Discovery: A Comic Lament. (Photo by Josh Kraybill)

An American theatre company with Mennonite roots performed its newest production, which explores indigenous-settler relations, to a capacity crowd in Winnipeg earlier this summer... Read More
August 23, 2017
| Aaron Epp, Young Voices Editor

Although conscientious objectors were pacifists, they organized boxing matches at the alternative service camps. Pictured, Alvin Bender (played by Johnny Wideman) spars with Rudy Enns (played by Ben Wert). (Photo by Barb Draper)

Glenn Martin’s voice was deep with emotion as he expressed appreciation for Yellow Bellies , a drama that describes the experiences of Mennonite conscientious objectors (COs)... Read More
July 18, 2017
| Barb Draper, Books & Resources Editor

Dec. 12, 2016 issue, designed by Ross W. Muir and Dan Johnson (Edition Layout and Design-Magazine-Circulation Above 10,000, honourable mention).

Canadian Mennonite executive editor Virginia A. Hostetler attended the Canadian Church Press (CCP) awards banquet, held in Quebec City on June 22, at which she received writing... Read More
July 18, 2017
| Ross W. Muir, Managing Editor

Musicians Matt Epp and Faouzia decided to collaborate after meeting at last year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival. (Photo by Matt Williams.)

What’s the sound of an award-winning song? Matt Epp and Faouzia know. This past May, the singer-songwriters won the grand prize for their duet “The Sound” in the International... Read More
June 28, 2017
| Aaron Epp, Canadian Mennonite

Stephanie Martin, Pax Christi Chorale’s artistic director, left, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó who sang the role of Mary Magdalene, and Meredith Hall who sang the role of Mary the mother of Jesus, acknowledge the audience who attended Edward Elgar’s ‘The Apostles’ at Toronto’s Grace Church on-the-Hill on April 30. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky.)

Grace Church on-the-Hill Anglican Church was full of concertgoers lined up waiting for open seats from no-shows on April 30. Stephanie Martin’s last concert as artistic director... Read More
June 28, 2017
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent
Palmer Becker’s “little book,” What Is an Anabaptist Christian? has been translated into many languages and used globally. But as he taught from it in various places around the... Read More
June 14, 2017
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent
Bruxy Cavey is unapologetic about particularism. In his new book, the pastor/author sums up the good news in one word (Jesus), three words (Jesus is Lord) and 30 words (Jesus is... Read More
May 3, 2017
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent

Jan Fretz explains ‘Unveiling Misogyny’ to a group of friends on April 5, 2017, in the University of Waterloo’s East Campus Hall main art gallery. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

Jan Fretz has been working at her honours four-year fine arts degree at the University of Waterloo for a long time. But the incubation period has paid dividends. She loves to work... Read More
April 19, 2017
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent

Sean Gortzen, founder and conductor of Winnipeg’s new Pax Cantata Chorus, right, is pictured with other members at a rehearsal before their first concert, held April 2, 2017, at Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church. (Photo by Beth Downey Sawatzky)

Sean Gortzen got his first taste of baroque cantata repertoire during his time at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), both on campus and through his involvement with local groups... Read More
April 5, 2017
| Beth Downey Sawatzky, Manitoba Correspondent
“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
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent
Since the first couple of episodes of CBC’s Pure depicting Mennonites as drug runners from Mexico aired on Jan. 9 and 16, 2017, the temperature of our community’s righteous... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Dan Dyck, Mennonite Church Canada

Collage of a synagogue burning during ‘the night of broken glass.’ (Photo by Beth Downey Sawatzky)

Until March 4, 2017, the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery is hosting an important exhibit of new art entitled “Synagogues in Germany: A virtual reconstruction.” First imagined by... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Beth Downey Sawatzky, Manitoba Correspondent
I had to make my way past the sombre line-up of people waiting for welfare cheques at the band office. It was awful. I worked in the office of a northern first nation, and once a... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Will Braun, Senior Writer
One of today’s most pressing social issues came to life onstage late last year at Trinity Western University (TWU) with the world premiere of the original drama, disPLACE: Refugee... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Amy Dueckman, B.C. Correspondent
Like many Mennonites, Larry Krause grew up singing in Sunday school and church choirs. Music has always been an important part of his life, but in the past decade it has taken on... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Donna Schulz, Saskatchewan Correspondent
The 40th-anniversary edition of the More-with-Less cookbook, with its many full-page photographs, has an updated and more sophisticated look. Rather than simple black-and-white... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Barb Draper, Books & Resources Editor
Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) professor Paul Doerksen launched a new collection of essays, Take and Read: Reflecting Theologically on Books , at McNally-Robinson Booksellers... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Beth Downey Sawatzky
What do popular films like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark have to do with the Bible? Gary Yamasaki explores this question by identifying the filmmaking principles... Read More
November 16, 2016
| Amy Dueckman, B.C. Correspondent
The Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre is a long-standing hidden gem of Manitoba’s fine arts scene. The amateur company is just that—a group of honest-to-goodness theatre lovers, whose... Read More
September 21, 2016
| Beth Downey Sawatzky, Manitoba Correspondent
Jane Austen once wrote that, for a developing writer, “three or four families in a country village is the very thing to work on.” While Steinbach, Man., is certainly no “country... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Beth Downey Sawatzky, Manitoba Correspondent

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