Branch: a memoir with pictures

Branch: A Memoir with Pictures
Author: John L. Ruth
“The story is an inner rainbow, a weaving of words and imagination and visualization,…a marriage of the head and heart,” writes Elaine M. Ward in The Art of Storytelling. Stories can “heal, educate, inspire, motivate, transform, make meaning, entertain and build relationships.”




A unified global church starts at home

From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church
Author: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
A common theme emerges as I listen to the stories of families who have been members of the Mennonite Brethren church in Canada for many years…



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MennoMedia to include “publisher’s statement” in John Howard Yoder books

The board and staff of MennoMedia, the publishing agency for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, have issued a statement regarding the continued publication of John Howard Yoder books in light of ongoing discussions of Yoder’s long-term sexual harassment and abuse.

Funds, Syria peace talks raise hope

As international efforts are underway to convince warring parties in Syria to gather for peace talks in Geneva on Jan. 22, 2014, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is releasing an additional $200,000 to help Syrian families get through the winter.

Permission to be imperfect

Mother of the Year and other Elusive Awards
Author: Kalyn Falk
When Kalyn Falk was explaining to a reporter why her son jumped in the river, beginning with “our house burned down six weeks ago, and we’ve had a lot of stress,” she realized her family’s story wouldn’t fit in a sound bite. The result is Mother of the Year and Other Elusive Awards, an honest look at the humour and heartbreak of raising a child with profound autism.




Shakespearean classic illuminates justice and mercy

The Honest Fishmongers’ production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at Pacific Theatre (Jan. 17–Feb. 8) breathes life and relevance into one of the Bard’s darker comedies.




A safe place to play

Four-year-old Oscar Yoadel loves the playground at his daycare, Guarderia Samuelito. He runs endlessly back and forth across the brightly-painted suspension bridge. And with a big grin descends the metal slide after his father, Oscar Pinto, climbed with him to the top.




A look at 2013

Highlights of the MB church in the world in 2013

Life & Faith

MB history tour: Chapter Four

Friday, July 1, 2005

A global multicultural community of faith People still sometimes associate the label “Mennonite” with the German language,certain foods or specific surnames. While German-Russian ethnicity was the cultural conduit…

MB history tour: Chapter Three

Friday, June 10, 2005

Mennonite Brethren in North America Freedom, prosperity, growth Mennonites came to North America as part of several migrations from Russia. About 400 Mennonite Brethren were part of the…

MB history tour: Chapter Two

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Russian experience Mennonite Brethren origins and diaspora Following severe persecution during the 16th century, many Mennonites eventually found a place of refuge in Prussia. Here they prospered…

MB history tour: Chapter One

Friday, April 29, 2005

The 16th century radical reformation Suffering for the faith The Mennonite story begins in the 16the century, part of a larger movement known as the Radical Reformation. “Anabaptist”…

Welcoming the stranger

Friday, January 7, 2005

Few Christians in Canada can deny that the faces in our community have changed. Between 1986 and 1999 Canada received 3.5 million immigrants, many of whom have not received the gospel of Christ. The church has a tremendous opportunity to reach out to immigrants and demonstrate Christ’s love.

He sat down

Friday, April 30, 2004

Spring is here and that means we are headlong into the season of cards, flowers, new shirts and guilt that serves to commem­orate parents everywhere, with Mother’s Day…

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