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The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), a peace education initiative based out of the Frank and Helen Epp Peace Incubator in the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement on the campus of... Read More
August 9, 2016 | Web First |
After a quarter-century of shepherding Grace New Life Mennonite Church, Pastor Sririsach Saythavy—now in his late 50s and working two full-time jobs—is hoping a younger leader... Read More
August 9, 2016 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
The first Mennonites arrived in Brazil in 1930, coming as refugees from Russia/Ukraine, where their property, churches and schools were taken over by the state during the Stalin... Read More
August 6, 2016 | Web First | Peter Siemens and Gladys Siemens
Soviet Ukraine was a traumatic place for a Mennonite kid. Peter Krause, born in 1935 and the youngest of four brothers, had to look after himself as a preschooler. Supervision was... Read More
August 4, 2016 | Web First | Stephen Fielding
On July 9, 2016, a clear majority of delegates to Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2016 voted in favour of a resolution seeking non-violent solutions to injustices in Israel-... Read More
July 23, 2016 | Web First | Dan Dyck
With poetic grace and an invitational tone, Cynthia Wallace of Warman (Sask.) Mennonite Church challenged Assembly 2016 participants at the July 6 worship service to dream boldly... Read More
July 20, 2016 | Focus On | Dan Dyck
Over two days at Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2016, “God~Faith~People,” keynote speaker Safwat Marzouk addressed the topic of covenant that was central to the theme text,... Read More
July 20, 2016 | Focus On | Deborah Froese
“Too often Mennonites have focussed on disunity.” With these words, Gareth Brandt began his seminar, “Running towards community,” and he then showed how Mennonite/Anabaptist... Read More
July 20, 2016 | Focus On | Donna Schulz
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
Nine years of careful study, sensitive listening, deep engagement by many, but not all, congregations—and innumerable meetings of the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) Task Force—led... Read More
July 20, 2016 | Focus On | Dan Dyck and Dick Benner
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

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