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23

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Things are not as they seem in side-splitting comedy

Have you ever wished to be someone else? In Pacific Theatre’s 2013/2014 season opener, The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Charlie Baker tries on a new identity, taking the audience on a humorous but instructive journey. The intimate theatre setting, the simple yet elegant set, and the gifted actors make this two-act comedy set in present- day Georgia a must-see show.

Sep
23

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Half-century organization is “a movement”

1963 was an extraordinary year, said Esther Epp-Tiessen, author of a soon-to-be-published history of MCC in Canada. Mennonite Central Committee Canada celebrated the organization’s 50th year of existence with a dessert reception at Canadian Mennonite University, Sept. 20., where Epp observed that in 1963, Bob Dylan wrote “The times they are a-changin’” and indeed they were: Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech at the march on Washington, the FLQ began its activities in Quebec – and MCC Canada was born.

Sep
19

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Confronting an insidious crime

“If I don’t share my story, nobody’s going to know what’s happening in our world,” says Shannon Lynn, a speaker at the Caught in Traffick conference hosted by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada at Canadian Mennonite University, June 21–23, 2013.

Sep
19

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A message from International Justice Mission

IJM Canada commends Canadian government for proposed amendments to better protect victims from child sexual exploitation
International Justice Mission (IJM) Canada is encouraged by Sept. 16’s announcement from Prime Minister Stephen Harper that reinforces Canada’s commitment to protecting society’s most vulnerable citizens, both in Canada and abroad.

Sep
18

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A new season at Bethany College

Each year, Bethany College staff and faculty prepare, plan, and pray that the college’s courses, residences, service-learning trips, dramas, and ministry teams will shape the students and teach them to follow Christ with integrity and joy. Each year, staff and faculty at the Hepburn, Sask., school are shaped by these same students.

Sep
13

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Syrian refugees face uncertain future

“I have a headache everyday worrying about how I will pay my rent and feed my family.” That’s what Syrian refugee Amoun Habouch, who is caring for eight children, told Foodgrains Bank executive director Jim Cornelius in August when he visited her in Lebanon.

First female auctioneer continues family tradition at MCC Festival

Jennifer Forbes was the first female auctioneer to serve at the Mennonite Central Committee Festival for World Relief in Abbotsford, B.C., Sept. 6–7, 2013. Forbes lent her sing-song voice to the Friday evening auction and sold the loaf of bread on Saturday morning.

Imagine, a retreat for children with disabilities

Pastor Robyn Dueck remembers clearly a conversation she overheard years ago at a symposium in California. Sitting in a corner chat area, she overheard a group of people bemoaning the lack of help in most churches for special needs families.

Life & Faith

What has happened to Pentecost?

Friday, May 19, 1972

PENTECOST SUNDAY is the day which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples of Jesus. It recalls the founding of the Christian Church ….

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