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A thousand hallelujahs

The boys choir combined with youths and men to form a 270-voice mass choir that performed ‘A Thousand Hallelujahs’ at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall on Jan. 23. The concert concluded with ‘Arise!’, a commissioned work by Larry Nickel.

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“For God is great and worth a thousand hallelujahs!” proclaims the psalmist (The Message).

On Jan. 23, a mass Faith and Life Male Choir united to celebrate more than 25 years of ministry and to proclaim this message with the psalmist.

Ernie Regehr receives Pearson Peace Medal

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Ernie Regehr, left, the cofounder of Project Ploughshares and a longtime peace advocate, holds the Pearson Peace Medal he received from Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ont., on Jan. 21, while his wife Nancy looks on.

Ernie Regehr, cofounder of Project Ploughshares and longtime peace advocate, was honoured with the 2010 Pearson Peace Medal at a special ceremony in Ottawa last month.

Identity, leadership and Mennonite World Conference

Robert J. Suderman, MWC Peace Commission assistant secretary, left, and MWC Executive Committee member Adi Walujo, of the Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa (GITJ) Mennonite Synod, share the podium at a teaching session in Indonesia.

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“Our children and young people have no idea what it means to be Anabaptist or Mennonite. What is MWC going to do about that?”

This concern, forthrightly expressed, came from a congregational leader in India during one of dozens of teaching sessions in which I participated last fall in India and Indonesia.

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