What would it take?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Yellow Bellies Written by Johnny Wideman and Rebecca Steiner Directed by Dr. Andrew Houston and Rebecca Steiner Mennonites are a people of living out discipleship in the grind…

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Baseball today, church tomorrow

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

space  space Conscientious objectors in an alternative service camp in Blubber Bay, B.C., circa 1943, formed a baseball team during their off hours. In May 1942, it was…

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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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Documentary captures CO experience

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Last Objectors Writer/Director: Andrew Wall Producer: Trevor Suffield Executive Producers: Kyle Bornais, Cam Bennett “The [Mennonite Heritage Centre] archives wanted to capture the spirit of conscientious objectors…

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Remembrance Day

Saturday, November 1, 2014

“I am glad that I ever met the conscientious objectors. They meant a lot to me.” E.J. Swalm records this sentiment from his jailer in St. Catharines, Ont.,…

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CO memorial wall dedicated

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A young girl stands next to the brick wall at Winkler’s Bethel Heritage Park. “Why are these bricks here?” she asks her mother. “That is what this Wall of Remembrance will do,” said Mennonite Central Committee representative Tina Fehr Kehler in her address at the dedication service on September 11, 2011.

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Why I don’t wear a poppy

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I do not wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. OK, there, I said it. I’m afraid to admit it publicly because I know it will invite scorn from others.

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A critique, or a call

Friday, September 1, 2006

IN DEFENSE OF PRIVILEGE: RUSSIAN MENNONITES AND THE STATE BEFORE AND DURING WORLD WAR I. ABRAHAM FRIESEN. KINDRED PRODUCTIONS, 2006. As this book’s title suggests, Russian Mennonites were…

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