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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
This Easter is going to be different. I probably sound hypocritical stating how uncomfortable I am talking about death in one post and then writing about that very topic in... Read More
April 17, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
As we experience another Holy Week leading up to Easter, I’m thinking of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I know, she’s not the first biblical figure who comes to mind at this time of... Read More
April 16, 2014 | Susie Guenther Loewen
“But we can't do this forever, and we face the much wider problem of poor air quality every day. The Saharan dust will pass, but we will continue to fail its citizens on air... Read More
April 10, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Before I left Canada, I met up for coffee with a friend of mine in Waterloo—a pastor named Steve Tullock. We talked about my upcoming work in Colombia with Christian Peacemakers... Read More
April 8, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
At this moment, I am sitting in the warmth of a sunbeam, sipping a cup of tea, and enjoying a quiet afternoon while both my girls nap. What a glorious moment. Or, at least it... Read More
April 1, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
This past week we celebrated a pretty significant birthday in our family. Baby E, who will now be referred to just as E, turned one! I am experiencing every emotion possible. Like... Read More
March 20, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
I set out on my first accompaniment with Christian Peacemaker Teams early in the morning on Tuesday, February 18. As international accompaniment, CPT’s role is to document events... Read More
March 13, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
The other day, in celebration of the impending spring weather, I went for a run around the neighbourhood. I didn’t go far, but at the end, I was tired-tired of the scenery... Read More
March 11, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Hello and welcome to my new blog. I’m excited to be here. I have been an avid blog reader for many years now and, at any given time, I am following at least 20-some blogs. My... Read More
March 11, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Classes are going very well. Students are appreciating the role-plays, practical illustrations, and the newly published textbook, which was partially funded by Waterloo North... Read More
March 11, 2014 | Palmer Becker
I got a warm welcome when I arrived at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, but, of course, nothing like the unprecedented welcome that Stephen Harper received! He was here with about... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Palmer Becker
I have received a new call from Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) and Mennonite Church Canada to go to Palestine/Israel for nine weeks to teach Pastoral Care and Counseling in the... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Palmer Becker
What does active pacifism look like? What exactly is violence when you get past the classic images of guns and combat? What unique insights does my Christian faith have to offer... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
As our friends participating with the Honour Walk prepare for their three-week walk to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in honor of residential school survivors, we invite... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
In the last season of my life have been engaged in learning how to love and honour my Aboriginal neighbours. I have been journeying with some friends and as a group we have longed... Read More
February 25, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Heads Up! Circles of Support and Accountablity, a restorative justice initiative in Winnipeg, MB, is having a fundraiser and awareness night TOMORROW! Dates: Sat, Feb 01, 2014... Read More
January 31, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Hey folks! For anyone looking for a new place to try, I have to recommend L’Arche Tova Cafe in Winnipeg. This lovely cafe, aside from serving tasty food, is a cafe committed to... Read More
January 23, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Pt. I – Anticipation Behold! This is the season of waiting. We mirror And remember the shadows and hints of prophetic words That were actualized in the birth and life of Christ... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
We Mennonites hail from a rather iconoclastic tradition, but Christmas seems to be a partial exception to this. You see, this is a time of year when many of us set up small scenes... Read More
December 25, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Well, we’re already up to Third Advent, meaning Christmas is right around the corner. As the shops near my apartment have gotten busier and busier, I’ve been thinking about the “... Read More
December 13, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
In reading Nelson Mandela biography, as well as a book by Richard Stengel called 'Mandela's Way', I was inspired to write the prayer of a peace leader. This prayer is informed by... Read More
December 2, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe

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