Tribute: Katie Funk Wiebe

Monday, October 24, 2016

In Wichita, Kan., Oct. 23, 2016, Katie Funk Wiebe passed on at the age of 92, leaving a legacy of faith, story-telling and an invitation to live by choice, not by default.

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Well done, good and faithful servants

Monday, October 24, 2016

From development workers to orchestra directors to databases, a host of MB leaders and projects received accolades this fall: Ron Toews, director of L2L (the leadership development arm…

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Face-to-face peacebuilding

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Reserve 107 Rebel Sky Media

Reconciliation is not achieved with the signing of an agreement, the celebration of an event or the release of a documentary film. But all are “steps on the…

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Apprentice pastor: a social worker in church

Monday, October 17, 2016

It’s a familiar refrain: you can’t get a job without experience but you can’t get experience without a job. The challenges are compounded when professional fields, like the…

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Devastation in Haiti: ‘Yesterday, we lost everything’

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti When rushing water of the River Gris, overflowing with rain from Hurricane Matthew, washed away Sarditren Dete’s and Antovan Enit’s houses and possessions, it destroyed their…

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Sharing God’s love through graphic design

Monday, October 3, 2016
Summerbridge photo by Alison Ralph

“I care about the passion. Why is this person getting up every single day and doing the hard work that’s in front of them?” Mitch Mealey asked that…

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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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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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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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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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Supporting children through a drought

Monday, August 29, 2016

It’s time for lunch at Remember the Poorest Community School, about 100 kilometres south of Addis Ababa. Students are digging into the pasta and buns on their plates.

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