New structure approved for MC Canada

Oct 18, 2017 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — Delegates voted 94 percent in favor of taking Mennonite Church Canada’s existing structures off of life support equipment that some believe is designed for a society and church culture...

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MC Canada LGBTQ apology

Oct 4, 2017 by

WINNIPEG, Man. — The current General Board of Mennonite Church Canada has released a confession to LGBTQ people, families and supportive networks for “things done, and not done” during its oversight of...

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Opinion: Shifting alliances in Ukraine

Sep 25, 2017 by , and

ODESSA, Ukraine — Many people ask me how things are in Ukraine. When I think of the complex history of the country, I sometimes wonder how to respond. One evening in May, friends took me to visit a bright...

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Mennonites once were the banned refugees

Mar 6, 2017 by and

A forgotten piece of Mennonite immigration history has gone viral on social media. “Banning travel or immigration into a country is not new,” begins the post by archivist Conrad Stoesz on the Facebook page...

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Canadian documentary tells CO stories

Jan 16, 2017 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — A film produced by the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives about conscientious objectors in World War II is garnering significant attention. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. recently aired The...

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Couple take ‘pro-Israel’ stance against occupation

Aug 1, 2016 by and

Aquifers in the West Bank, Palestine, hold enough water to supply its inhabitants, but distribution is controlled by the Israeli government. Most of the water is directed toward neighboring Israel and the...

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MC Canada Youth Assembly canceled due to low numbers

Jun 20, 2016 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — Mennonite Church Canada’s Youth Assembly has been canceled. The event was planned for 200 people, but only a handful could commit. It’s a disappointment that Kirsten Hamm-Epp and her...

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Peacebuilder missing, feared murdered

Jun 22, 2015 by and

An Indigenous tribal representative opposing corporate logging on ancestral land in the Philippines was murdered April 30, according to his fellow tribesmen. Prior to his disappearance on that date, John...

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The most important book

May 18, 2015 by

DEBRE ZEIT, Ethiopia — Three years ago, Fanosie Legesse made a challenge to Listowel (Ont.) Mennonite Church. Would they help him make sure that the students of Mese­rete Kristos College in Debre Zeit,...

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Native Assembly pursues harmony

Sep 1, 2014 by

WINNIPEG, Man. — Harmony with creation was a dominant theme at Mennonite Church Canada’s Native Assembly. About 250 people gathered July 28-31 in Winnipeg under the theme “Ears to Earth, Eyes to God,”...

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Sacred fire to burn at Native Assembly

Jul 7, 2014 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — For thousands of years, Indigenous people from across Turtle Island regularly gathered where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet in Winnipeg. On July 28-31, North Americans from diverse...

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Canadian leader responds to interest in Anabaptism

Apr 14, 2014 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — A growing awareness of Anabaptism is increasing interest in Mennonite Church Canada, and Willard Metzger is happy to respond. “I hear so many people tell me that they have found a...

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Light of truth shines on Indian schools’ sins

Mar 2, 2014 by , and

Last fall, a delegation of eight Mennonites attended hearings in Vancouver, B.C., to listen to stories of the trauma inflicted upon Indigenous people through Indian Residential Schools, to honor the survivors...

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