Playwright and actor Ted Swartz has scripted his most personal work yet, this time in autobiographical form.
Dessert was artistically displayed against a candlelit backdrop at Wildwood Mennonite Church as a few dozen people gathered late last year to celebrate Anna Rehan’s long and fruitful ministry as area church youth minister for Mennonite Church Saskatchewan.
“I hope this is the beginning of something.”
Howard Zehr, widely known as the ‘grandfather of restorative justice,’ will co-lead the Zehr Institute of Restorative Justice at the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Harrisonburg, Va. Zehr will step aside from his teaching responsibilities at EMU following the spring 2013 semester.
Howard Zehr, widely known as the “grandfather of restorative justice,” will step aside from his teaching role at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) after the spring 2013 semester and begin co-leading the newly established Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice.
Recently, I gave a presentation on the tension between answering God’s call and the demands of the world. I explained how hard it is, because most North American consumers seem to care more about buying at the lowest possible price than about whether or not people live in kingdom of God conditions.
I love the piano in our living room. The small Wurlitzer fits nicely into the proportions of the room and often provides a good platform for seasonal decorations and whatever celebration cards may come our way. Sadly, I hate to admit that our piano is not played all that often.
Two Mennonite businessmen have been named to the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston, out of a total of 91 recipients recognized. Ron Schlegel of Waterloo, Ont., was named an officer for his work and philanthropy in the area of aging. Elmer Hildebrand of Winnipeg was recognized for his leadership in communication as a member of the Order.
We should not dominate each other. I really believe this. It is one of the most meaningful affirmations of the Christian faith I have. Can those among us who are strong be confident enough in our faith to follow the one who made himself weak for the sake of others? Does not the seed of evil lie in the moment we compromise the freedom of another person?
I have underestimated its presence. I know I have. I miss it routinely although it is all around me: in front of me, even in my very arms.
Religious life in Canada continues to change dramatically from previous generations. A new Forum Research Poll recently commissioned for the National Post indicates that two-thirds of Canadians say they are spiritual, but only half say they are religious. Among younger-age groups, fewer are attending church or engaging in religious practices.
Stop being ‘so extremely politically biased’
1. How has your community been impacted by the drive for economic development? What has your community lost through development and what has it gained? How are decisions made about when and where development will happen? Is there a role for the church in these decisions?
“The fossil fuel industry is the richest and most arrogant industry the world has ever seen,” charges Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, and referenced by Will Braun in our lead feature “Crossing the (pipe) line” on page 4. The five largest oil companies alone made $137 billion in profits last year, according to the Sierra Club.