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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
A visit to Gift and Thrift Shop in Virginia, one of 108 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift shops, was a revelation to Tarek Chebli, a peacebuilding student from Lebanon... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First | Doreen Martens
With a mixture of gratitude and sadness, the board of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) announces the retirement of Executive Director Donald Peters, effective September 30... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First | Laura Kalmar
In the feature “ A new recipe for church ” pastor and professor Carol Penner reflects on how the “recipe” or model for the church is evolving and adapting to new realities. She... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Web First | Carol Penner
Henry Neufeld’s feature last summer (Aug. 29, 2016, page 4) about the firing and layoff practices of some Mennonite organizations touched a nerve. Only one Canadian Mennonite... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Will Braun
After stormy weather prevented many rural members from attending a Mennonite Church Manitoba meeting in Winnipeg on Jan.12 on how to implement the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) 7... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Option A: Being a Faithful Church (BFC) 7 remains and Mennonite Church B.C. chooses to have congregations trust each other. Option E: MC B.C. rejects BFC 7 and chooses to leave... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
“I am ______ (fill in the blank).” This was how speaker Amy Peters began the 2017 Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization’s senior-high retreat at Camp Kadesh, held from Jan. 27... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
• Hans Peters began as the minister of Milverton Mennonite Fellowship on Jan. 1. He spent the past seven years at Jane Finch Faith Community Church in Toronto as pastor. During... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
The project that took Manitoba churches by the heartstrings nearly two years ago is finally making major gains. Early last month, the federal and provincial governments struck a... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Many of you will have watched the first episode of CBC’s mini-series Pure last night (Jan. 9). As a spectator, I was mildly entertained. As a Canadian who loves this culturally... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Artbeat | Royden Loewen
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

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