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This is midpoint in my five-week ministry here in Gaza and Bethlehem. Things are going well. While my students in Gaza are doing research, book reports and various kinds of... Read More
October 6, 2014 | Palmer Becker
I am writing this from prison. All 1.8 million of us who are living in Gaza are in prison. The walls around Gaza keep us (except us privileged foreigners) from leaving to work, to... Read More
October 6, 2014 | Palmer Becker
Hello fellow Mennonites, near Mennonites, and perhaps even ex-Mennonites . I just want to take a quick to highlight an event going on this weekend in Winnipeg -- it sounds like a... Read More
October 2, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Jesus said, “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly... Read More
September 30, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
I've been thinking a lot about what I've been studying in the last year, including a biography of Gandhi. It has left me with some interesting reflections on dust, truth and... Read More
September 30, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
The CMU Farmers Market is TODAY folks! We've got 28 vendors lined up, a toonie lunch (farmer sausage on a bun) to offer, and a forecast of sunshiney goodness. Also, I'll be a... Read More
September 27, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
September has been a whirlwind of change. It always is. One day we’re enjoying the lazy days of summer, when our mornings are spent park-hopping, lunches are always picnics, and... Read More
September 25, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
It's been quite a while since I have posted here. This September is the least busy that I have been in a long time, and I intend to take some time to read, write, and reflect, as... Read More
September 15, 2014 | Max Kennel
In his famous address at 1984 Mennonite World Conference, in Strasbourg, France, Ron Sider described shalom as “being in right relationship with God, neighbor and the earth.”... Read More
September 2, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
I’ve recently started the practice of praying with my one-year-old son before bed. We’ve had mealtime prayers going for a while now, usually in the form of a song, and at night I... Read More
August 31, 2014 | Susie Guenther Loewen
It’s been over a month since the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly was held in my new/old hometown of Winnipeg, but I for one am still thinking about everything I heard there. I... Read More
August 26, 2014 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I have been absent from this blog for a while. I wish I had a grand excuse, like gallivanting around Europe, or road tripping across the country, or building a treehouse for my... Read More
August 22, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Today's guest blogger is Peter Brown , 23, is a recent graduate from CMU. He recently took a trip to Iran (May 25 - June 15) for interfaith dialogues . He travelled to Qom,... Read More
July 31, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Today's guest blogger is Tim Wenger , a masters student located in Winnipeg, MB. He writes about how we need to remember that as Mennonites, our social justice work is rooted in... Read More
July 22, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
My Saturday morning began with discord. I woke up, checked Facebook, and found my newsfeed full of statuses that made me feel sick. I couldn't stop reading, every line filling me... Read More
July 10, 2014 | Sarah Ens
Less than a month ago a vigil was held in Winnipeg for the school aged girls kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria. Today I discovered, in much heartache, that our brothers and sisters in... Read More
June 30, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
The other day I was enjoying a night out sans children. However, even if children aren’t physically present, they are still always in our hearts, on our minds, and still... Read More
June 23, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Life has been… hectic. I am reluctant to use the word “busy” because I hate how society has come to embrace the word like a badge of honour, or throw the term around as an excuse... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
This Saturday at 6pm, the #HopeForOurGirls All Night Vigil will take place in Assiniboine Park. Attendance by all is welcome, for the entirety of the night, or just an hour. We... Read More
June 5, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
One of the gifts the church has attained in the modern era is the ability to interact with the global church in an ease of access never before seen. Communication, travel, and... Read More
May 31, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
When I shared the story of my attack, I got a wide variety of responses from my friends, family, and co-workers. It is difficult to know what to say to people after things like... Read More
May 29, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
One of the best gifts my father has ever given me is an online subscription to The New York Times . He has always been an ardent fan of good news sources. The man has a... Read More
May 27, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
As many of my friends already know, I flew directly from Bogotá to Canada in early May, rather than journeying to Barrancabermeja to complete the final month of my stint on team... Read More
May 27, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
Now, as I am quite sure is realized, I am by no means a fulltime blogger. What do I do with the rest my time? Well, I am studying for my masters degree, and I work with a... Read More
May 17, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
I’ve been thinking lately about the Trinity, the central way that Christians throughout history have expressed who God is to us – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. From recent... Read More
April 28, 2014 | Susie Guenther Loewen

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