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Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where about 100,000 people are facing starvation, says a United Nations release dated February 20, 2017. In addition, a further... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First |
Settled in their new home in New Hamburg, Ont., Lee Reh and Pheh Meh constantly think of family members still in Ban Mai Nai Soi Refugee Camp in Thailand who the couple and their... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First | Ferne Burkhardt
For Nathan and Taryn Dirks, ministry in Gaborone, Botswana, is all about relationships. But ministry by relationship is hard to measure, so they’ve creatively translated some of... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese with files from Nathan Dirks
Nora Marleni Martínez of Metapan, El Salvador, is in the first group of students in a regional Peace and Justice Institute program of the Seminario Anabautista Latinoamericano (... Read More
March 7, 2017 | Web First | Kelsey Hochstetler
Houses. Toilets. Schools. These are basic human rights to which Canadians feel entitled—and which many vulnerable and disenfranchised indigenous people do not have. Indigenous... Read More
February 27, 2017 | Web First | Dan Dyck
The Mennonite Heritage Centre, including its archival and art gallery programs, is being reorganized under a new partnership and name. Discussions over the last months between... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church |
The Future Directions process is moving slowly and surely forward with a specific restructuring proposal and a timeline for downsizing proposals. Meanwhile, the notion of... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Will Braun
Jake Buhler knows an historical treasure when he sees one. That’s why he’s so excited that the Saskatchewan Valley News is donating all of its back issues to the Mennonite... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Last November, Vic Bartel and John Ilg pulled into the northern Manitoba Cree community of Cross Lake with a thousand Bibles. The Bibles had been requested by the local... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
A public panel discussion on the relationships between the three Abrahamic religions couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, occurring as it did on the heels of the opening... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
The soulful voice of Matt Epp serenaded a crowd at Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary on Feb. 3, 2017. Epp partnered with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta and Canadian... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Allison Goerzen
Gerald Neufeld of B.C. and Russ Sawatsky of Ontario have several things in common: they both served as missionaries in Japan, where they met their wives; and they both attended... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in Us | Amy Dueckman
“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 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
How can we deepen Christian faith formation at camp? In wrestling with this question, the leadership team at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, located near Sauble Beach, Ont., launched... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Silver Lake Mennonite Camp
Attending Ontario Mennonite Music Camp at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont., has benefitted me in ways that I never could have imagined when I registered in 2012... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Katie Steckly
A highlight of each summer at the Shekinah Retreat Centre near Waldheim, Sask., is the coffee house during our senior-teen camp for ages 15 to 18. Campers come out of their shell... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Curtis Wiens
Conrad Grebel University College’s sixth annual Peace Camp was an opportunity to inspire young lives, strengthen community ties and make peace happen in Waterloo Region. The Peace... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Rebekah DeJong
The sun is shining through the tall trees today at Camp Valaqua near Water Valley, Alta., and the a hint of spring is in the air. This time of year brings hiring, planning and... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Jon Olfert
I’m an archetype. My family immigrated to Canada when I was 6, and while I went to school, my parents worked tirelessly to support me. They uprooted their lives in hope of a... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Yun Lin
The summer of 2016 was one the most memorable summers of my life. When the opportunity to work as a camp counsellor first came up, I was admittedly a little apprehensive. Having... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Andrew Zettel
Picture gleeful campers chasing squawking chickens back into their pen, and others exclaiming with delight as they bite into freshly picked tomatoes, juice dribbling down their... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Web First | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
I am a thief. I steal our food system’s waste. Let’s be clear. Grocery stores throw edible food into their dumpsters. I go to those dumpsters and jump in. I dig through boxes and... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Young Voices | Nathaniel De Avila
An organization that works toward ending poverty and achieving a better world has recognized a young Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta employee for the reconciliation work... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Regional Anabaptists and leaders from around the world gathered on February 12, 2017, for “Transformed by the Word: Reading Scripture in Anabaptist Perspectives,” the first in a... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First |
When Maria and Heinrich Bueckert immigrated to Canada with their seven children in 2011, they looked forward to working together with their children and earning enough to feed... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First | Helen Bergen

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