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Since the first couple of episodes of CBC’s Pure depicting Mennonites as drug runners from Mexico aired on Jan. 9 and 16, 2017, the temperature of our community’s righteous... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Artbeat | Dan Dyck
Until March 4, 2017, the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery is hosting an important exhibit of new art entitled “Synagogues in Germany: A virtual reconstruction.” First imagined by... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Artbeat | Beth Downey Sawatzky
I had to make my way past the sombre line-up of people waiting for welfare cheques at the band office. It was awful. I worked in the office of a northern first nation, and once a... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Artbeat | Will Braun
Jackson Nahayo knows a thing or two about turning tragedy into triumph. Left for dead as a child in the jungles of his native Burundi by the rebel soldiers who kidnapped him, he... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
In the last issue of Canadian Mennonite , we introduced you to Sparky and the Plugs , a bluegrass quartet from the Saskatoon area that got its start playing music in church. Read... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Yann Martel is known to many as the author o f Life of Pi, an international bestseller that became an Oscar-winning movie. But at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan,... Read More
February 7, 2017 | Web First | Yann Martel
Michelle O’Rourke never expected that within months of having a lead role in designing and building the 10-bed Chatham-Kent Hospice, which opened in April 2016, that she would be... Read More
February 7, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Many of the people who have stayed behind in Ukraine’s militarized areas are those who cannot run away: the elderly, children and people with disabilities. “Certain pastors and... Read More
February 7, 2017 | Web First | Kelsey Hochstetler
Tobi Thiessen and Ginny Hostetler have been chosen by the board of Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service (CMPS) Inc. to lead Canadian Mennonite ’s magazine and digital news... Read More
February 1, 2017 | Web First | Henry Krause
Following the news coverage leading up to the 2016 American election, I wondered if there was a place for hope in an atmosphere of division and fear. In the days leading up to the... Read More
January 31, 2017 | Web First | Michael Hostetler
Tremendous change rocked the western church 500 years ago, as successive groups discovered new things about God through Scripture and separated themselves from the Roman Catholic... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Web First |
Over the past three months, the Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) conducted a cross-country listening tour, endeavouring to gauge the mood of Mennonite Church Canada congregants on... Read More
January 25, 2017 | God at work in the Church |

Tim Wiebe-Neufeld

Tim Wiebe-Neufeld has been hired as the new Mennonite Church Alberta area church pastor. Starting in February, he will combine this half-time position with a quarter-time role as... Read More
January 25, 2017 | God at work in the Church |
I live in one of the most beautiful places on the Prairies. The Shekinah Retreat Centre is situated in the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Northeast of my house, a deep ravine... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Focus On Education | Jill Wiens
An Mennonite Church Manitoba meeting at Fort Garry Mennonite Church took a confrontational turn on Jan. 12, 2017, opening the floodgates of debate on just what it means for local... Read More
January 25, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
When Justony Vasquez decided to be part of World Youth Day in Poland last summer, she had no idea that the venture would land her at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). In her... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Focus On Education | Allison Courey
Before taking the STEM program, which incorporates science, technology, engineering and math, Mackenzie, a Grade 2 student at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools,... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Focus On Education |
Conrad Grebel University College students Mark Whyte, Mariak Achuoth, Jonathan Smith and Liban Farah accepted a challenge last fall: Build a social enterprise that restores the... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Focus On Education | Jennifer Konkle
Nicholaus “Nick” Bauman (nee Erb), a Rockway Mennonite Collegiate graduate (Class of ’97) and general surgeon, and his spouse, Becky Bauman, are heading to Kathmandu, Nepal, the... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Focus On Education | Christine M. Rier
A young woman in Waterloo, Ont., is using her passion for peace to positively impact students. Katie Gingerich, 24, is director of The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), a peace-... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
They might perform at cafes, bars and festivals throughout the Saskatoon area these days, but bluegrass quartet Sparky and the Plugs got their start playing music in church... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
The new year brings a new beginning for Bethany College, as it announces its re-opening for fall 2017 with a new discipleship program called Thrive. Thrive replaces the college’s... Read More
January 24, 2017 | Web First |
A desire to immerse himself in a learning community in preparation for pastoral ministry was part of what drew Lee Hiebert to relocate to Elkhart, Ind., and enrol in the master of... Read More
January 24, 2017 | Web First |
Canadian Mennonite women were among millions who peacefully made their voices heard for justice, equality and a host of social causes at the Women’s Marches that took place across... Read More
January 24, 2017 | Web First | Doreen Martens
CBC’s new crime drama, Pure , which premiered on Jan. 9, 2017, has generated a lot of controversy in the Canadian Mennonite community, and for good reason. The six-part TV serial... Read More
January 23, 2017 | Web First | Reviewed by Vic Thiessen

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