Canadian campuses prep for students in person, online

Aug 10, 2020 by and

Hold classes in person or go online? That’s the question facing three Canadian Mennonite-related schools. Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Man., is planning a hybrid approach — a mix of in-person...

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MB seminary in Canada making cuts to survive

Jul 20, 2020 by and

Facing a severe funding shortfall, Canada’s Mennonite Breth­ren Biblical Seminary is making steep cuts in order to be financially sustainable. The school, located in Langley, B.C., is cutting three staff...

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Empowering women, demystifying ‘mission’

May 18, 2020 by and

Pamela Obonde has worked with children’s and women’s rights organizations in Kenya for 17 years. Three years ago she switched her focus to women in the church when she realized the issues in the world...

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Pandemic scrambles plans of students abroad

Apr 6, 2020 by and

As COVID-19 precautions transformed life around the world, college students studying and serving abroad worked to return to the U.S. Eastern Mennonite University’s spring cross-cultural group in Colombia and...

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MWC delegation supports churches in Hong Kong

Jan 27, 2020 by , , and

Mennonite World Conference sent a delegation in December to Hong Kong to hear church members’ concerns and show solidarity amid political unrest and social shifts that can lead to differences of opinion...

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Heritage Week causes division in Canada

Jun 24, 2019 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — It seemed like an inoffensive gesture for the House of Commons to initiate a Mennonite Heritage Week, but reaction from Mennonites has been split, with some concerned the recognition goes...

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USMB board tests statement on women in ministry

May 27, 2019 by

U.S. Mennonite Brethren are discerning what — if any — changes could be considered when it comes to women in ministerial leadership. The U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches denominational...

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Longhurst: When the graduates went to war

Mar 18, 2019 by

In April, a new group of students will graduate from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Man., for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. But 75 years ago, when students...

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CMU’s experiment

Oct 24, 2016 by

A grand experiment took place in 2000. Schools from the Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church Canada denominations merged, creating Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Man. In practice and geography,...

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CMU squashes false tale with story of growing relations

Nov 23, 2015 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — Canadian Mennonite University made headlines this fall when it was revealed that workers at the CMU Farm, in collaboration with members of the Métis community, had successfully grown an...

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Advent as “God’s time”

Dec 15, 2014 by

Time. We never seem to have enough of it, and yet it dominates us, ruling our days and how we view and spend our hours, even our very lives. Time was Professor John Swinton’s theme when he spoke a couple of...

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Peace studies transform former enemies at CMU

Jun 23, 2014 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — If they weren’t studying together at Canadian Mennonite University, Theo Muthumwa and Shadrack Mutabazi would be adversaries. The pastors are from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They...

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Opera workshop stretches creativity and stage skills

Apr 14, 2014 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — Ashley Fredette wants to perform in operas one day, but it wasn’t until she took Canadian Mennonite University’s Opera Workshop course that she got her first taste of what life as an...

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