Transported through stories

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stories transport people to different places and times, and help people understand different points of view and emotions. Through theatre – the enactment of stories – Dark Glass Theatre at Trinity Western University aims to increase empathy and reduce the labels that we impose on other people. disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words is their first production.

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Mennonite photograph database shortlisted for national award

Monday, November 28, 2016

A website showcasing 80,000 photographs of Mennonite life was shortlisted for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID) is a…

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Executive director leaves position

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) announced today that Willy Reimer will be leaving his position as Executive Director effective November 25,…

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Tribute: Helmut T. Huebert

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

After a day at work at the clinic, Helmut T. Huebert died suddenly Nov. 21, 2016. The orthopedic surgeon leaves a legacy of Mennonite historical research.

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The gift of God’s calling

Monday, November 21, 2016

Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration
Dorothy M. Peters with Christine S. Kampen

Cousins Dorothy Peters and Christine Kampen explore the “legacy of faith” and “migration of a vocation across generations and gender” in their family.

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Is God nonviolent?

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Nonviolent God
J. Denny Weaver
Is God violent? And if he is, what does this do to my conviction of nonviolent discipleship? Anabaptist scholar J. Denny Weaver has asked these same questions, and the result is The Nonviolent God.

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MCC’s Syrian partners deliver assistance despite intensified fighting

Friday, November 18, 2016

In October, students arriving at a Christian school in Aleppo, Syria, discovered that a rocket had blown out a portion of a classroom. So many rockets were landing in the area that the school administrators hadn’t yet realized the school was hit.

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Why?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Watching my grandchild, I look forward to the stage when she’ll ask “why” 10 times, and then once more. She’ll be laying essential foundations for life. Adults also…

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MCC Canada AGM delegates gather under the “big tent”

Friday, November 4, 2016

The staff and delegates who make up Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada’s constituent boards gathered at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg from September 23 to 24, 2016, for the MCC Canada annual general meeting.

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November/December 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Features Rich in good deeds Drive thru generosity Freely, we have received… Tribute: Elmer Martens How do you practise everyday generosity? . Columns Editorial: A generosity of spirit…

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Rich in good deeds

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Churches are known for generously donating funds to mission projects, but some share an even more precious resource – their volunteers – with another church, camp or school, building God’s Kingdom together through good deeds.

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Proxy war and broken peace

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Angola as a case study I felt the burn rising in my head. “You mean to say the civil war in Angola was really a proxy war between…

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Be my guest

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Drop in any time!” I waved goodbye to our guests, then closed the door and slumped against the wall, bleakly surveying the detritus left in their wake. What…

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How do you practise everyday generosity?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 …………..  ……………………… I try to practise the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with others, especially with my family. When my youngest says, “Mom, watch!” for the 100th…

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Freely, we have received

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As a young surveyor, John Stoughton Dennis witnessed the first arrival of Mennonites from Russia to Manitoba in the summer of 1874. Dennis was intrigued with this group…

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