News & Stories

Some might wonder about a Mennonite elder running public events about Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards. But Nathan Swartz of Kingsfield-Clinton Mennonite Church in... Read More
May 3, 2017 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky
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 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
It was while she was in Bethlehem, spray painting a black heart onto the Israeli West Bank barrier, that the reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict truly began to sink in for... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Canadian Mennonite spoke with the 2017 valedictorians from the three Canadian post-secondary institutions affiliated with Mennonite Church Canada, to find out who they are, what... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Around the world, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partners with people who are negatively affected by climate change. In response to increased droughts, storms and other... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Back Page | Rachel Bergen
The peacebuilding career of Michael J. Sharp, a former service worker with Mennonite Central Committee, ended when he was kidnapped and killed while on a UN fact-finding mission... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Web First | Linda Espenshade
The Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College owns the world’s only surviving copy of the first printing, in 1564, of songs that eventually became the Ausbund , one of the... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Web First | Ervin Beck
A strategic plan vision has been realized at Conrad Grebel University College with the creation of the new J. Winfield Fretz Fellowship in Mennonite Studies. The Fellowship, to be... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Web First |
Henry Neufeld is joining more than 50 other walkers in the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights. From April 23 to May 14, participants will cover the 600-kilometre stretch between... Read More
April 25, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
In July 2016, Mennonite Church Canada joined a growing number of Canadian and American church bodies that have officially repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery. Assembly delegates... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Web First | Sara Anderson and Joe Heikman
Long before the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or the celebrated United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ( UNDRIP ), we... Read More
April 19, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
Peace is rooted in building relationships, and that means creating space to get to know one another. With that thought in mind, Karl and Marla Langelotz of Winnipeg addressed an... Read More
April 19, 2017 | God at work in the World | Deborah Froese
The best way to learn about a new culture is to experience it first-hand. Rosthern Junior College (RJC) Grade 10 students recently had the opportunity to learn a little about... Read More
April 19, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
This spring marks the third year that Grant Dyck and his family of Artel Farms in Niverville, Man., have dedicated a section of their land to raise sponsored crops for overseas... Read More
April 19, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
In the lead-up to the Festival of Hope, an evangelistic event headlined by Franklin Graham last month in Vancouver, church leaders representing more than 60 percent of the million... Read More
April 19, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Will Braun
A boisterous and enthusiastic crowd greeted 36 paddlers who came ashore in Fort Langley late in the afternoon of April 9, completing the annual two-day paddle-a-thon in support of... Read More
April 19, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
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 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
For the last two years in February, I have been on a pilgrim journey to different regions of the world in need of peace and justice, and I will be doing the same for the next... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Young Voices | Brandi Friesen
If it were not for the time she spent studying at Rosthern (Sask.) Junior College (RJC), Crystal Lau might not be making a difference on campus at the University of Saskatchewan (... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is responding to the hunger crisis in Somalia, where immediate emergency assistance is needed to help prevent a hunger catastrophe. “At the back of our... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Back Page | Amanda Thorsteinsson
Barsha, whose real name isn’t being used to protect her identity, was 11 when her mother started forcing her to traffic drugs between India and Bangladesh. She was caught several... Read More
April 18, 2017 | Web First | Rachel Bergen, with files from Elizabeth Derstine
Mary Magdalene’s Easter discovery of the empty tomb is the greatest news possible for Christians. But for one group of Peruvians studying the account in John 20, it came shrouded... Read More
April 18, 2017 | Web First | Rich Preheim
Representatives of the Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity), the Lutheran World Federation, and Mennonite World Conference met in Augsburg, Germany,... Read More
April 18, 2017 | Web First |
We had gathered in Ottawa—eight MCC staff, along with 30 students and young adults from across the country—for our annual MCC Canada student seminar. The topic of the seminar was... Read More
April 18, 2017 | Web First | Esther Epp-Tiessen
“I’m kind of anti-passion,” says Brenda MacDonald. “I don’t feel I have a passion. I have a lot of interests, and I’m interested in living responsibly. I’m not goal-oriented, but... Read More
April 7, 2017 | Web First | Donna Schulz