SKMB listening circle calls for action

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SKMB facilitates gathering on ministry with Indigenous people What does it mean to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8) on a journey toward…

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Forest fires ignite gospel hospitality

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bethany alumni extend service learning into life
Keshia’s story & Julie’s story of being and hosting evacuees of the northern Saskatchewan fires…and how the gospel caught flame.

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20th annual native Christian conference

Friday, July 3, 2015

Keynote speaker: Emerson Falls Musical guests: Living Stone, Randy and Evangeline Jackson Musical performers: Joseph Jolly Jr. and Shirley Falls Event poster here.  More information here. 

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What is truth?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On June 2, I joined more than 250 people at the University of Winnipeg to watch a livestream of the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event, as the commissioners released their findings on Canada’s Indian residential school system.

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Stories that move

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fittingly for a Canadian story, Randy Klassen observes, it began with hockey. Bethany College mission instructor Trever Godard took a group of second-year students to the Olympics in…

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Don’t read this book if…

Thursday, January 1, 2015

People have been coming to this continent in a more or less steady stream for the past few hundred years. It was once fashionable to call the early waves of these newcomers “settlers,”…

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Reconciliation and First Peoples in Canada

Thursday, May 1, 2014

For the past several years, I’ve had the honour of developing friendships with First Peoples…

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The dark side of being white

Monday, April 1, 2013

WINNIPEG A new study guide, supported in part by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), helps individuals and congregations explore how “white privilege” can be an expression of racism.  Canadians…

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MCC urges governments to respect treaty relationship

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Idle No More movement and the hunger strike by Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence have brought global attention to unresolved treaty issues and a broken relationship between Indigenous Peoples and many Canadians.

“I firmly believe this is an exciting time for all Canadians,” says Harley Eagle, a coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada’s work with Indigenous Peoples.

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Would you cry out for justice?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A long time ago, Mennonites settled in a country and thrived. When a large number of newcomers arrived looking for a home, the Mennonites welcomed them, teaching them…

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Values find points of contact

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision
Prophetic Christianity Series
Author: Randy Woodley
Growing up in B.C.’s Fraser Valley, I knew no First Nations peoples. All I knew was that “Indians” made totem poles, and were chased by cowboys. They were exotic, irrelevant, and absent.

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Vocabulary of the gospel is healing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

“I just want a hug from my sisters.” The pain in the grandmother’s voice is heart-rending, as she gives voice to the hurt and estrangement that has splintered her family. It’s a story all too familiar to thousands of First Nations families across Canada,

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Forever grateful

Friday, June 1, 2012

Twenty-two years ago, I was born to two wonderful people, Eugene and Melina Cook. I am the middle child of their three girls. Dad was a traditional aboriginal man; he knew how to hunt, fish, prepare hides, was fluent in our native language. Mom, a lovely and compassionate person, is also fluent in Cree.

This month, the Canadian government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will hold a national listening event in Saskatoon from June 21–24.

To find out more about how to engage with the issues, see MCC Saskatchewan, the Peacebuilding on the Prairies blog, Mythperceptions (a project of MCC’s Indigenous Work Program), and the EFC’s Aboriginal Ministires Council…

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Ears like a fish

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When it comes to talking to others about Jesus, especially those from different cultures, we must thoroughly understand three things: our culture, their culture, and the message we want to convey. Evangelicals typically reverse the order and run out of zeal halfway through.

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Isn’t it time?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

For a short time, I was a youth pastor at Siksika First Nation in southern Alberta, under YMI-TREK. I asked some of the parents at a youth meeting…

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