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In June 1942, 3,000 Mennonites gathered at the Kitchener, Ont., train station to bid farewell to conscientious objectors (COs) bound for forest-fire fighting and tree-planting... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Web First | Laureen Harder-Gissing
The 2016 Ralph and Eileen Lebold Fundraising Dinner, held on June 2, 2016, at Conrad Grebel University College, featured Arli Klassen, chief development officer for Mennonite... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
You planned a party for 200 people, with games geared for groups of 20. Food quantities have been tallied, and overnight lodging arranged for guests who are coming from far away... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Web First | Dan Dyck
A seminar for pastors may have begun with marine imagery, but it was the cascade of effects that happened in Yellowstone National Park in the United States that caught the... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
“People assume that reading the Bible should be easy,” said Derek Suderman, adding, though, “That’s not the way the Bible works.” If they are to truly understand Scripture, they... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Mennonite Women Manitoba organized and hosted Winnipeg’s first-ever Sister Care seminar at Bethel Mennonite Chuch in mid-May, drawing women of all ages from multiple congregations... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Lydia Cruttwell, pastor of First United Mennonite Church in Vancouver, was ordained to the ministry on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, in a joint worship service with First United... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
“America is again ablaze with partisan divisiveness.” That’s how I started an article during the presidential campaign of 2012. But the days of Barack Obama battling Mitt Romney... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
Theodore (Ted) Friesen of Altona, Man., who died at the age of 95, left behind a rich legacy of service to Mennonites in Canada. A partner with his two brothers in D.W. Friesen... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in Us | Margaret Loewen Reimer
Pennsylvania Dutch has often been ridiculed and viewed as a corrupted German dialect with a mishmash of English words, but author Mark Louden argues that it is actually a distinct... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Artbeat | Barb Draper
David W. Shenk’s latest book, Christian. Muslim. Friend.: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship , comes at an opportune time for Canadian Christians, since the country has received... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
A young man from southern Ontario is cycling across Canada this summer to raise awareness of mental health issues, while also raising funds for the Defeat Depression campaign... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Three recent graduates of the University of Waterloo (UW), Ont., who resided at Conrad Grebel University College, are pouring their energies full-time into their own startup... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
As a five-year-old resting in her mother’s arms at the bottom of a boat crowded with refugees, Nhung Tran could not have imagined the life she’s living now: a life as a doctor in... Read More
May 31, 2016 | Web First | Emily Loewen
The worldwide Mennonite family can now add Hmong to the growing number of ethnic groups embracing Anabaptism in Asia. A group of Hmong churches in Thailand and Mennonite Church... Read More
May 31, 2016 | Web First | Wil LaVeist
UPDATE: Youth Assembly 2016 has been cancelled, due to a shortfall in the number of registrations. See here for more information. Youth who are not attending Assembly 2016 but... Read More
May 30, 2016 | Web First | Deborah Froese
UPDATE: Youth Assembly 2016 has been cancelled, due to a shortfall in the number of registrations. See here for more information. Youth who are not attending Assembly 2016 but... Read More
May 30, 2016 | Web First | Deborah Froese
For the first time ever, Mennonite Church Canada youth are preparing to actively participate in organized discussions and votes taking place during the national assembly—God~Faith... Read More
May 30, 2016 | Web First | Deborah Froese
Mental illness is not as obvious as a broken leg, but it’s just as real. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20 percent of Canadians will experience a mental... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | April Yamasaki
Poetry and visual art proved to be a powerful combination as members of Emmanuel Mennonite Church observed Mental Health Sunday this year on May 1. In 2015, Angelika Dawson,... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | Amy Dueckman
Today begins like any other, the type that has become common for me. I cheerfully get out of bed at a decent time, feed my children a healthy breakfast, tidy up and then do a... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | Kathrina Redekop
Theresa Driediger has been a counsellor for almost 30 years. “I think it’s a calling, or I wouldn’t still be doing it,” she says. Driediger completed an undergraduate theology... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | Donna Schulz
It’s painful for Ken Reddig to tell his story, but he says, “If I can help prevent one loss, then it’s worth it.” Reddig spoke to the adult Sunday school class at Tiefengrund... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | Donna Schulz
Statistically, most mental illnesses show their first warning signs between the ages of 15 and 20—roughly the same age group encompassed by most church senior-youth programs. For... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | Beth Downey Sawatzky
“Living Room Ministries” is a name coined by John E. Toews and Eleanor Loewen in the 1990s. In their book No Longer Alone: Mental Health and the Church (MennoMedia, 1995), they... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Focus on Mental Health | Dave Rogalsky

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