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Whenever she tells her faith story, Carrie Lehn always mentions her paternal grandmother, who, she says, is a key example of gentleness and love. She always has other people on... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
In March 2017, I spent 10 days in Hebron and observed three throwing situations that showed a microcosm of the occupation in that Palestinian city. Hebron, a major city in the... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Kathy Moorhead Thiessen
On May 24, 2017, we returned from a two-week learning tour of the West Bank and Israel, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). We were two among eleven participants,... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Edith and Henry Krause
This is an expanded report on an hour-long phone interview I did for the article “Muddying the waters on Israeli divestment.” In July 2016 Mennonite Church Canada delegates passed... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Will Braun
After much prayer and discernment, the board of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) is pleased to welcome Rick Cober Bauman to the role of MCC Canada executive director,... Read More
June 8, 2017 | Web First | Laura Kalmar
Where does one begin to renew a church? According to Betty Pries, the best place to start is with prayer, saying, “Finding our way through times of spiritual upheaval depends on... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
“I believe this is the defining issue of our time, how humans relate to creation.” Caleb Gingrich, a student at McGill University in Montreal, was so taken by the theme of... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
The crowd that gathered at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa on May 13 didn’t allow the rain to dampen their celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the World | Ally Siebert
“The world has come to Gretna,” says Robin Neustaeter, a resident of the normally quiet town of 550 on the border between Manitoba and the U.S. On May 4, 2017, Manitoba’s... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) welcomes the Canadian government’s announcement that it will provide nearly $7.5 million over five years to Circles of Support and Accountability... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the World | Racahel Bergen
Craig Terlson is a real-life Bartholomew Cubbins. That is to say, he wears a startling number of hats. He is an erstwhile illustrator, present-day graphic designer, moonlight... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Artbeat | Beth Downey Sawatzky
When a Toronto-based LGBTQ orchestra approached queer classical pianist Darren Creech about performing Victor Davies’ “Mennonite Piano Concerto” with it in concert, it didn’t... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Danielle Raimbault’s first day of work as the chaplain at a residence for the elderly was a memorable one that quickly shattered her expectations. When the 24-year-old arrived at... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
More than 30 youth from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada congregations in the Niagara Region gathered at Grace Mennonite Church in St. Catharines on May 12 for the “Hunger Relief... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Back Page | Jonathan Seiling
“Wow, what well-organized parking!” is a review that few of us attending a big event will ever think to utter. But every year for the last 51 years, Paul Snyder has had the... Read More
May 26, 2017 | Web First |
The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO), the most trusted online source for information on Anabaptist groups around the world ( www.gameo.org ), has found a... Read More
May 26, 2017 | Web First |
Mennonite church members report increasing violence in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Central Kasaï Province, where Michael J. Sharp died on a United Nations’ peace-building... Read More
May 26, 2017 | Web First | Lynda Hollinger-Janzen
For 21-year-old Amjad, trauma led to hope and solidified his unwavering faith in God’s protection. Amjad, a Syrian refugee in Ludwigshafen, Germany, lost his leg when a bomb fell... Read More
May 26, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
The thrilling and tumultuous saga of the Maud Lewis painting found in a thrift shop donation bin has come to a successful end. The online auction of “Portrait of Eddie Barnes and... Read More
May 25, 2017 | Web First |
“I have three things I’d like to say today,” said American author Tony Campolo to a crowd at the 1982 interdenominational Spring Harvest church conference in England. “First,... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Web First | John Longhurst
“Argh!” I cried out, as I slammed my fist down hard onto the kitchen counter. “I hate this! I’m so tightly wound up my body feels ready to split open. I can’t stand the tension... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Sue Nickel
Singing has always been a passion for Sara Fretz. Long before she took up the profession of music therapy she found music “very therapeutic” for herself through her years of... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Dave Rogalsky
After retiring from professional service almost two years ago, Valentine (Val) Warkentin found she missed her work as a counsellor and accepted an invitation to volunteer at... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Beth Downey Sawatzky
High anxiety is a characteristic of this age. Political and economic uncertainties abound, and electronic media, purported to help people connect with one another, actually seem... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Donna Schulz
Asked how many “walk-ins” looking for help at a church are likely to have a mental illness, pastors like Werner De Jong say “the majority, for sure.” De Jong, pastor at Holyrood... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

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