Six “plus-60” individuals from Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, will hike through the Grand Canyon, Sept. 14–18, to raise funds for Eden Health Care Services’s new housing project on the campus of Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg.
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission
Author: Amy Simpson
One in five people in the U.S. experience mental illness in any given year, and the statistics in Canada are virtually identical – nearly every family is affected. Amy Simpson calls the church to a renewed commitment…
Mennonites are not unique in their experience of mental illness, but they have, at times, stood out from society in their compassionate response to it. That was one of the themes that emerged at this year’s iteration of the annual Divergent Voices of Mennonites in Canada conference, “Mennonites, Melancholy and Mental Health: An Historical Critique,” hosted by the Chair in Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 14–16.