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The seminar title started in response to the young adult “problem.” “[‘Young adults don’t need the church’] is not meant to be a defiance statement, but a statement of fact,” said... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Ken Quiring is convinced that the future of biblical literacy lies in video. This may be one reason why he and others like him have joined a growing movement known as “biblical... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donna Schulz
Although a concrete picture of what Mennonite Church Canada might look like in two years isn’t yet determined, 318 delegates voted to approve in principle the direction proposed... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Deborah Froese
Did you know that if all of the textual records and photographs in Winnipeg’s Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) Archives and Gallery were stacked on top of each other, they would be... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Aaron Epp
In his seminar “Confessions of faith: Sources of unity or division,” Karl Koop told the story of 3,000 Mennonites who met during a five-hour meeting in Amsterdam in 1639 to bring... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Barb Draper
Canadian Mennonite has been around in some form or other for 62 years, and as editor Dick Benner pointed out, the Mennonite church in Canada has witnessed many changes during that... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donna Schulz
Following on the heels of the delegate sessions for Mennonite Church Canada, about 40 interested leaders got together at Wanuskawin Heritage Park in Saskatoon to think about how... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Dave Rogalsky
When an intense rainstorm started just as Mennonite Church Canada Youth Assembly 2016 participants set up their tents during the first afternoon of their canoe trip, organizer... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp
When Laura Carr-Pries got together with fellow students at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg last year to discuss the challenges facing Mennonite Church Canada, she... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp
David Driedger enjoys challenging stereotypes, pushing boundaries and making people think. “[He] often pushes against established practices and the beliefs of the church from the... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Web First | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Someone once asked Sharon Schultz if she became pastor of Eyebrow (Sask.) Mennonite Church in order to help the church to die well. Schultz did some soul-searching and came to the... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Web First | Donna Schulz
That 14 people out of 38 who registered showed up for the “Partnering with God’s healing and hope” seminar may have indicated some wearying of Assembly 2016 participants. But... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Web First | Dan Dyck
Readers of Canadian Mennonite know Vic Thiessen as a writer of thoughtful film reviews—an interpreter, as it were, of pop culture for Mennonites in Canada. In that same vein, he... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Web First | Donna Schulz
“Wade in the water. Wade in the water, children. . . .” Susan Beaumont had Mennonite Church Canada ministers sing the well-known spiritual at their “Leading in a season of change... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Web First | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Despite the standing ovation, I cannot imagine I was alone in having mixed feelings about the play we had just experienced. My mind was a full cup of queasiness and a dollop of... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Web First | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
The march was set to begin at 11 a.m. on July 9, 2016. But at the top of the hour, Michelle McHale, whose fight for civil rights in Steinbach recently brought the city into the... Read More
July 16, 2016
| Web First | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Bryan Moyer Suderman released a new CD, I’m Glad You’re Here: Songs of Hope and Struggle , on May 6, 2016, in Stouffville, Ont. The concert was also a fundraiser for the “Welcome... Read More
June 30, 2016
| Web First | Dave Rogalsky
This online supplement accompanies the feature, “ The lucky struggle ,” about workers in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). Disposable workers: The case... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Web First | Will Braun
Raising awareness and funds for the ongoing demands of the global refugee crisis was the goal of a “ration meal” lunch hosted by Canadian Foodgrains Bank at Sam’s Place in... Read More
June 28, 2016
| God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Take almost 200 mostly Mennonite peacebuilders from around the world, bring them together for four days in June 2016, at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, liberally... Read More
June 28, 2016
| God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
The way Ross Shantz remembers it, his father Ward contacted his buddies from the Second World War conscientious objector camp at Montreal River and they began the New Hamburg... Read More
June 28, 2016
| God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
The rain that fell on the morning of June 18 didn’t stop a group of walkers from making a three-kilometre trek in support of the upcoming World Refugee Day. Starting out from the... Read More
June 28, 2016
| God at work in the World | Amy Dueckman
“This is our first kick at the cat,” quips Rosthern Junior College (RJC) principal Jim Epp. Nevertheless, he is confident his school’s new integrated learning program will be “a... Read More
June 28, 2016
| God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Popular wisdom suggests the way to deal with mental health issues is to talk them through. Pete McAdams, an uncomplicated, 43-year-old, Hutterite long-distance cyclist, has... Read More
June 28, 2016
| God at work in Us | Will Braun
Jonas Cornelsen jokes that, at the age of 22, he’s retired. While most of his peers are looking to start their careers, the Winnipeg native and recent university graduate moved to... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp

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