Historical Commission announces grants

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Historical Commission is announcing two new grants for 2016–2017. With the three existing annual grants, this brings to five the number of funded initiatives aimed at fostering…

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Sharing God’s love through building relationships

Monday, September 26, 2016
Summerbridge photo by Alison Ralph

Organizing a weekly kickball game, holding a worship service at a local community garden, learning to knit and following a theological reading plan were all a part of…

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Tribute: Elmer Martens

Saturday, September 24, 2016

“In everything, educator” Scholar, teacher, administrator, pastor – but, in everything, educator – Elmer Martens’ life was a testament to faith and knowledge. Martens, 86, died suddenly Sept. 21,…

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Life together at CMU

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church faculty reflect on life together at Canadian Mennonite University: “A community of people working together at a common project”

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Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference considers Peace Network

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Conrad Grebel University College hosted academics, practitioners, artists and church workers at the inaugural Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, June 9–12, 2016. In Waterloo, Ont., 203 people from 20 countries (from Canada to Colombia to DR Congo) attended 30 concurrent sessions.

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Thorny topic’s timely treatment theologically thin

Monday, September 19, 2016

title: Wrongs to Rights: How Churches can Engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
author: Steve Heinrichs, editor
Wrongs to Rights is a special 166-page publication of Intotemak (published by the Indigenous Relations Department of Mennonite Church Canada). Editor and director of MC Canada Indigenous relations Steve Heinrichs has done an incredible job of assembling works by 40 authors from diverse backgrounds to explore how churches can engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

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CMU recognizes distinguished alumni with 2016 awards

Friday, September 16, 2016

CMU president Cheryl Pauls is pleased to present the distinguished alumni awards to Peter Guenther, Adrienne Wiebe, Ron Toews and Brad Leitch on Sept. 24, 2016.

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Saying goodbye to war and hello to peace in Colombia

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On August 24, 2016, hundreds gathered in the city centre of Bogotá to celebrate an historic peace accord between the Colombian government and FARC guerilla group.

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How to wear gospel glasses

Monday, September 12, 2016

Title: The Gospel Next Door: Following Jesus Right Where You Are
Author: Marty Troyer
How far are you willing to go for your faith? Would you go to a different province, country or continent to share the gospel? What about to your next-door neighbour, the one whom you occasionally say hi to on the way to work?

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Historical Commission awards 2016 Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

Friday, September 9, 2016

Doug J. Heidebrecht is the 2016 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. After the annual general meeting held this year in Abbotsford, British Columbia (June 3–4, 2016), the Commission awarded the grant to Doug Heidebrecht for his research project: Sisters Leading Brothers? Mennonite Brethren and Women in Ministry Leadership.

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Haitian farmers to benefit from climate change fund

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yvette Nicholas of Haiti hasn’t been farming long, but she knows that things are different today than when her parents were young. “The older people taught me that…

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Honouring Alan Kurdi

Friday, September 2, 2016
Displaced people in Iraq. (Photo courtesy of Afkar Society for Development and Relief)

Refugee sponsorship surges at MCC Canada after September 2, 2015: the heartbreaking picture of Alan Kurdi’s body on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea was a wake-up call to the world. MCC’s migration and resettlement director Brian Dyck reflects on how the response shaped MCC and Canadians.

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September/October 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Contents of the September/October 2016 issue.

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(Trans)formational development

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I haven’t always liked the word transformation. I know it’s an important word. I know it’s a Christian word – one that points to the kind of change that…

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Mountaintop experiences or steep, rocky paths?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. Everyone wants…

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