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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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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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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Reconciling the radical reformation

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The reconciliation process between the Lutheran World Federation and Mennonite World Conference has created fertile ground for collaboration. A report summarizing the LWF-MWC action of reconciling with Mennonites over the condemnations in the Augsburg Confession aims to help LWF churches, pastors, seminaries and congregations

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Displaced, yet reaching out to others

Monday, July 25, 2016

By the time Feryal arrived at a camp for displaced people in Iraq’s northern Ninewa governorate, she had little desire to leave the security of the tent she shared with her parents and sister.

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“Facebook” of a century past

Friday, July 15, 2016
Mennonitische Rundschau

The long-awaited volume 4 subject and author index to the internationally read Mennonitische Rundschau has been completed thanks to Bert Friesen, with financial support from the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. The 1,394-page index provides simplified access to the German-language paper in the years 1910–1919. Friesen indexed the periodical with a fine-toothed comb so that researchers could find the proverbial “needle in a hay stack.”

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ICOMB summit 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New leader appointed to international body for strengthening the church At the crossroads of the Americas, ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) gathered its members for teaching, decision…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Thursday morning business session

Friday, July 8, 2016

Excitement at a business session? A motion came from the floor before the agenda was approved. Kevin Koop of Crestwood MB Church, Medicine Hat, Alta., moved to accept…

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Report: MB Mission and the C2C Network

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mission has historically been at the heart of the Mennonite Brethren churches of Canada. This “Big Idea” conversation is driven by the desire to expand the missionary focus…

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Young “hands of Jesus” pick up the hammer

Monday, June 27, 2016

Through MDS’s Summer Youth Project, “youth learn construction skills and interact with people from different backgrounds from all over.”

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