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Last October, Willard Metzger, right, and seven other Christian faith leaders met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Evangelical Fellowship of Canada delegation to discuss matters of importance to the church. Topics ranged from Canada’s relationship with its host peoples to climate change and homelessness. (Photo used by permission of Office of the Prime Minister)

A growing awareness of Anabaptism is increasing interest in Mennonite Church Canada, and Willard Metzger is happy to respond. “I hear so many people tell me that they have found a... Read More
March 26, 2014 | God at work in Us | By Deborah Froese
In the middle of the most violent places in Guatemala, music is a healing presence. While recording their most recent CD, Even in the Smallest Places, in Guatemala and El Salvador... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Artbeat | By Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

“Honour walkers” Laurens Thiessen van Esch, Ann Heinrichs, Brad Langendoen and Nathan Thorpe, joined by their supporters. (Credit: Deborah Froese/Mennonite Church Canada)

On March 6, ‘honour walkers’ Laurens Thiessen van Esch, Ann Heinrichs, Brad Langendoen and Nathan Thorpe were joined by 16 supporters on the campus of Canadian Mennonite... Read More
March 20, 2014 | Web First |

Clerics have pressed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, pictured here in Nairobi, to use the state security services against the militants. (Credit: Fredrick Nzwili/Religion News Service)

For five years, bombs and bullets from Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram have ripped through churches and their members, raising concerns over the security of Christians in... Read More
March 19, 2014 | Web First | Fredrick Nzwili

A man in Central African Republic shows a bandaged arm following an attack in the violence.(Credit: Nestor Aziagbia)

Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a pro-Christian militia. Since... Read More
March 19, 2014 | Web First | Fredrick Nzwili
Leaders and planners want participants to bring their wildest hopes and dreams for the future of the church to Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2014, from July 3 to 6 in... Read More
March 12, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Deborah Froese
Excitement and challenges in Mennonite Church British Columbia were a recurring theme when delegates met for their annual general meeting at Eden Mennonite Church in Chilliwack on... Read More
March 12, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
“Please do not take photographs.” With these words, Jake Buhler, chair of the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan, introduced the evening’s guests, an a cappella choir... Read More
March 12, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Snow camp. The title brings to mind a group of kids running in the snow, creating snow angels and starting snow-ball fights. While the annual event, hosted by the Mennonite Church... Read More
March 12, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Danika Peters
Tom Poovong’s passion for sharing the gospel was first fuelled by his mother, a woman he describes as deeply spiritual and abundantly generous. Tom was just 15 years old when his... Read More
March 12, 2014 | God at work in the World | Dan Dyck
The music studio and classroom in the backyard is decorated with Apple computer prints of creative individuals. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Einstein, Picasso, Amelia Earhart, some... Read More
March 12, 2014 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky
Ian Willms’s provocative photo of a young girl walking away through the windblown grasses towards a small Russian village on a lakeshore was part of his winning entry in the 2013... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky

Brothers Bishara Awad (left) and Mubarak Awad have conversation with filmmaker Yasmine Perni about “The Stones Cry Out,” a documentary which was screened at the conference. (Credit: Palmer Becker)

Three hundred seventy evangelicals and others from around the world are meeting in Bethlehem, March 10-14, 2014, to strengthen the Palestinian church and to seek resolution to the... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Web First | Palmer Becker

Logo from the “Cosa Solidarity” Facebook page, which has garnered 528 “likes” since March 4.

In a reversal of its decision to cut funding for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) as of March 31, Corrections Services of Canada (CSC) has restored $650,000 to CoSA,... Read More
March 7, 2014 | Web First | From reports by Mennonite Central Committee and Edmonton Journal
In a telephone call on February 20, 2014, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) informed Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario that their Circles of Support and Accountability (... Read More
March 6, 2014 | Web First | From MCC sources, Winnipeg Free Press and Waterloo Region Record
High River, Alta. (pop. 13,000) gets its name from the Highwood River, which flows through the town. In the days leading up to June 20, 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Web First |

A Rocha promotes "Good Seed Sunday."

“The Holy Spirit is a great choreographer,” Rick Faw told the delegates gathered here Feb. 21-22, 2014, for the annual meeting of Mennonite Church British Columbia. “What would... Read More
March 1, 2014 | Web First | Dick Benner

Will Braun

My wife and I have chosen to keep our sons, aged 3 and 6, out of school, but we're not “homeschoolers.” The whole point of what we do is that it is not school and does not rely on... Read More
February 26, 2014 | God at work in the Church | By Will Braun
As the one-year anniversary of the first apprehensions of children from an Old Order Mennonite community in rural Manitoba came and went, new developments emerged that lent an air... Read More
February 26, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Evelyn Rempel Petkau

Micah Mission coordinator David Feick, left, chats with Father Joseph Jacek at the ‘10,000 Healing Steps’ conference held recently in Saskatoon in an effort to get people out of gangs.

What do Mennonites and former gang members have in common? “Not much,” one might be tempted to reply. But at a recent Saskatoon conference they sat side-by-side learning about... Read More
February 26, 2014 | God at work in the World | Story and Photo by Donna Schulz
As Syrians continue to watch their nation disintegrate, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has become a leading Canadian responder there. Its long-standing relationships in the... Read More
February 26, 2014 | God at work in the World | By Will Braun
Victor Dorsch was only 6 years old when the visiting pastor put his hand on his shoulder and said, “You’ll make a minister some day.” That was in 1933 and Dorsch was living on a... Read More
February 26, 2014 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky
Having just become a mother several months ago, I was intrigued to learn that Mothering Mennonite had recently been published, and once the sleepless fog of the early weeks of my... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Susie Guenther Loewen

On a hot day, camper Owen Crouse discovers there is nothing like a dip in the pond at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, near New Hamburg, Ont.

The biggest way that camp has affected me is in my faith and my walk with the Lord. For me, this past summer he led me ever so gently with much more grace than I deserve, all... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Focus On | Emily “Coora” Lantz

Kristen Berg, the director of Fraser Lake Camp near Bancroft, Ont., balances her daughter Miriam on her shoulders.

Every summer for as far back as I can remember, I would pack my suitcase a week early in anticipation of going up to Fraser Lake Camp near Bancroft, Ont. I lived for the moment... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Focus On | Kristen Berg

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