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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
Jane Fonda received lots of criticism last year for travelling to Alberta to criticize future pipeline construction. Media outlets, including the Winnipeg Free Press , noted the... Read More
April 7, 2017 | Web First | John Longhurst
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 | Artbeat | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Building to green standards using cutting-edge technology is a significant expense. After nearly four years in its 50 Kent Avenue building, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)... Read More
April 5, 2017 | God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
Mennonite Church Canada’s resolution on Israel and Palestine took centre stage during an informative workshop in early March 2017 at the Mennonite Church Manitoba annual general... Read More
April 5, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky

Retired physician Arnie Nickel, wearing the headset, is one of five volunteer trainers who lead the Forever in Motion Club that meets at Nutana Park Mennonite Church in Saskatoon. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

Everyone’s welcome, it’s free of charge and refreshments are served. Those selling features should attract Mennonites by the dozen. Surprisingly, though, most participants in... Read More
April 5, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
More than just food will be on the menu when the Abby Eats Café opens here next year. The non-profit eatery, according to founder and proprietor Kyle Dyck, will focus on social... Read More
April 5, 2017 | God at work in the World | Amy Dueckman
Both challenge and blessing were in evidence at the 88th annual Mennonite Church Alberta delegate sessions on March 17 and 18, 2017, at Trinity Mennonite Church in DeWinton. In... Read More
April 5, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Seven years ago, two friends and I from Rockway Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont., agreed to begin a book club with inmates in the local Grand Valley Institution for Women, a... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Margaret Loewen Reimer
As the government of South Vietnam teetered on the brink of collapse in the spring of 1975, Mennonite missionaries living in Saigon agonized over whether to leave or stay. In the... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Barb Draper
Christine Penner Polle knows well the warning in Al Gore’s presentations and his 2006 movie, An Inconvenient Truth . It is possible to move from denial to despair in regard to... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Dave Rogalsky
Theology, Spirituality Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith . Palmer Becker. Herald Press, 2017, 182 pages. Becker has written a concise explanation of the... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Compiled by Barb Draper, Books & Resources Editor
“Fear[full]: We shall [not] be consumed” was the theme at this year’s Mennofolk, an annual event that celebrates art and music made by people associated with the Mennonite... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
For Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) student Erin Froese, taking a break from studying in the classroom has allowed her to pursue her interest in healing broken relationships... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
For Christina Bartel Barkman and her son Cody, switching from a car to scooters has pumped new energy and insights into their morning commute. Mother and son used to endure an... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
Chemistry uses the concept of a catalyst to describe a substance that, when added to another substance, promotes a reaction without being used up itself. Bernard Sejour is... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Michael J. “M.J.” Sharp, a United Nations official kidnapped with five others in the Democratic Republic of Congo two weeks ago, has been confirmed as deceased by the Congolese... Read More
March 28, 2017 | Web First | Lauren Jefferson
Evangelical Anabaptist Partners (EAP) is a loosely affiliated group of pastors and lay people from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada who have been gathering regularly for worship,... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
“Extending the table: Enough for all.” That was the theme chosen for Mennonite Church Saskatchewan’s annual delegate sessions this year, and as delegates and guests broke bread... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
A school outing turned to tragedy on March 3, 2017, when a student from Mennonite Educational Institute (MEI) in Abbotsford died during a ski trip to Whistler Blackcomb ski resort... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
Mennonite Church Manitoba gave its final comments on the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) 7 process, which has dominated public attention since last summer, at the area church’s... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
“Moral selectivity is worse than immorality,” insisted Omar Ramahi, a Muslim Canadian invited to address an adult Sunday school class at Waterloo (Ont.) North Mennonite Church... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dick Benner
“We are exhausted.” So say members of a group of Mennonite parents of LGBTQ children, who met together for 30 years to worship, pray, exchange stories and support each other and... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
Tilman Martin turned 90 on Jan. 3, 2017. He is the last of the four original church planters sent from Ontario to Quebec in 1956 whose work continues to pay dividends to this day... Read More
March 22, 2017 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky

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