Ontario church to pilot MCC-inspired Peace Clubs

Friday, July 7, 2017

MCC is working with a multi-site Ontario church to build a curriculum for educating community members on themes around conflict, violence and reconciliation. The Meeting House church is…

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Living the message of peace in a conflict zone

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine When armed men arrived at a Light of the Gospel church in the Donetsk region of Ukraine they searched the basement for weapons. There were no…

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Face-to-face peacebuilding

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Reserve 107 Rebel Sky Media

Reconciliation is not achieved with the signing of an agreement, the celebration of an event or the release of a documentary film. But all are “steps on the…

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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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It’s time to return stories

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Title: Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way
Author: Richard Twiss
Rescuing the Gospel is essential reading for Canadian evangelicals. This is especially the case as we are now called to ponder and respond to our nation’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, both as individual citizens and as faith communities. The book is inspiring, informative, provocative – and often frustrating.

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CMU commits to advance Indigenous reconciliation

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Manitoba’s education sector unites in effort to follow Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations WINNIPEG Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) joined five other Manitoba universities, three colleges, and the Manitoba…

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Forgiven/Forgotten tour Maritimes

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Forgiven/Forgotten A stranger in need, a community in turmoil, an offender in their midst. When a family finds out that an offender will be serving his parole in…

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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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“My spirit was laid down, but now it stands strong”

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Angela and I have known each other since we were 13. We met at Summer Magic day camp, where we both served as junior volunteers. I recall feeling…

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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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A book for times like these

Friday, October 12, 2001

This is a book for times like these. In the aftermath of September 11, to speak of reconciliation as “the biblical essential” (the title of chapter 1) will either call us to renew our efforts to build bridges between peoples, or will sound like foolish or, at best, impractical idealism.

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