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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

There are several varieties of Mennonite and Amish groups in Canada. (Photos by Barb Draper)

You may have seen traditionally dressed Mennonites at farmers’ markets or on TV, but you may not know that these are only a segment of the Mennonite population in Canada. There... Read More
January 12, 2017 | Web First | Barb Draper
In 2016 popular online stories on the Canadian Mennonite website dealt with gender identity, cohabitation, church institutions, and Mennonite history. Readers wanted to know about... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Web First | Virginia A. Hostetler
Frieda Woelk, who lives in a seniors apartment in Leamington, Ont., put together a “Special Cookbook for my Children, Grandchildren, Family and Friends,” with editions in 1994,... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Web First | Editorial assistant
Partners of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, are working to provide relief assistance for the hundreds of... Read More
January 11, 2017 | God at work in the World | Rachel Bergen
The year we left behind created big uncertainty for the year that lies ahead. Here is a glance at key questions that hang over what is sure to be an interesting and consequential... Read More
January 11, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
Mennonite organizations played a large role in putting on a public panel discussion on indigenous land rights in Canada and how they impact social groups at the community level,... Read More
January 11, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
In past years, there were only two Anabaptist congregations in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, one Mennonite Brethren and the other, Ottawa Mennonite Church, a member of Mennonite... Read More
January 11, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
With the moon still peeking over the mountains and the stars twinkling in the clear sky, more than 60 people gathered together in the wee hours of Christmas morning at the Epp... Read More
January 11, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Angelika Dawson
One of today’s most pressing social issues came to life onstage late last year at Trinity Western University (TWU) with the world premiere of the original drama, disPLACE: Refugee... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Artbeat | Amy Dueckman
Like many Mennonites, Larry Krause grew up singing in Sunday school and church choirs. Music has always been an important part of his life, but in the past decade it has taken on... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Artbeat | Donna Schulz
What songs connect you to God and your community, and empower you to serve? What songs do you turn to in joyful or difficult times? What are your heart songs? These are questions... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Web First |
Christian activists in Australia repeatedly risk arrest when they call attention to the plight of asylum-seekers suffering mistreatment in indefinite detention. One of the... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Web First | Rachel Stella and Mennonite World Review
Millions of people will never pick up a book or magazine about Mennonites or enter any Mennonite church. But they will drop in anonymously to the Third Way website (thirdway.com)... Read More
January 10, 2017 | Web First |
In an ironic coincidence, ugly graffiti was sprayed on the outside wall of Edmonton First Mennonite Church the same day that teenagers from a local junior-high school painted a... Read More
December 21, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Tales of families separated through war and later reunited through letters 60 years ago were featured at the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C.’s fall fundraiser. The program,... Read More
December 21, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
The Oromo Christian Fellowship, which was established in 2004 and changed its name to Oromo Evangelical Church of Ottawa in 2010, has applied for emerging church status in... Read More
December 21, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Eastern Canada Correspondent
“I don’t know if it’s sunk in entirely, but it’s been a good experience so far.” That’s Charlie Clark’s assessment of his first weeks as the new mayor of Saskatoon. He admits... Read More
December 21, 2016 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
In an attempt to secure the future of the Salam Medical Centre, which he founded in a town some 25 kilometres north of Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Freddy Elbaiady, has embarked on a... Read More
December 21, 2016 | God at work in the World | Dick Benner

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