January issue 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Features The miraculous rewards of a can of beans When one song doesn’t fit all Preparing and repairing the saints Essay: Power to face the world  Columns Editorial:…

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How do you solve a problem like Blake?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Leave of Absence Playwright: Lucia Frangione Director: Morris Ertman Cast: Tom McBeath, Lucia Frangione, Craig Erickson, Marie Russell, Karyn Guenther A production of Pacific Theatre Jan. 25–Feb. 16…

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Les Miserables

Friday, January 18, 2013

Musical movie spectacle points toward home Les Miserables Tom Hooper, director Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables tells a sweeping story of romance, revolution, and redemption in…

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MCC urges governments to respect treaty relationship

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Idle No More movement and the hunger strike by Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence have brought global attention to unresolved treaty issues and a broken relationship between Indigenous Peoples and many Canadians.

“I firmly believe this is an exciting time for all Canadians,” says Harley Eagle, a coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada’s work with Indigenous Peoples.

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After storm, MCC relief

Thursday, January 3, 2013

MCC responds to Sandy’s devastation in Haiti AKRON, Pa. Mennonite Central Committee is responding to the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy when it swept through Haiti in late…

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January Transitions 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Introducing Cody Johnson, Joel Mayward, Victor Wall, Benjamin Surance, Mbelolo ya Mpiku, I.P. Asheervadam, Ato Kiros Teka Haddis, Vasily V. Ryzhof, Marlene Wall.
Farewell to Dan Unrau, Curtis Klassen.
Congregation transitions: Walls of Freedom

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News in brief

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Feeding hope by 2015 A report released by Bread for the World and supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) finds significant progress toward The Millennium Development Goals (MDG)…

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Abuse prevention program makes a difference to pastors

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Vancouver When pastor Mike Nishi got the call from a couple in his church whose marriage was hurting it was both an answer to prayer and a moment…

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FLN celebrates 65 years with 7th language

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.  Friendly chatter filled the gymnasium of Scott Street MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont., where more than 80 people gathered to celebrate Family Life Network’s (FLN)…

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Faith on the Hill

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

An MCC Ottawa Office intern reflects on God and Government
If you were to turn on the television today and catch a clip on Canadian political debate, you would likely see a disheartening display of partisanship, negativity, and false speech…. As Christians, we may wonder, “Is this really a government that’s been ‘established by God’?” (Romans 13:1).

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Endings… at the beginning of a new year

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Henry Cloud, in his book Necessary Endings, writes, “In both the personal and professional life, there are times when reality dictates that a person must stand up and…

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A time to uproot

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Following many meetings and discussions, the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church in Manitoba is ending its participation on Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) boards. This decision was made at a Sommerfeld church brotherhood meeting in November…

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Growth of women’s theological networks celebrated

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

“Like an infectious laugh that spreads throughout a room full of people, one after another, theological networks have been formed by Anabaptist women in Africa, South America, Asia…

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HR director announced

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

WINNPEG Norbert Bargen has been appointed human resources director for the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC). The human resources director ensures staff are well cared for…

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Sowing healthy seed

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cassava farmers in Tanzania stand to greatly benefit from three projects just launched by Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives (MAFC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The new initiatives support efforts to develop disease-resistant cassava varieties and more sustainable seed systems through which improved varieties can be delivered…

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