Volume 19, Number 20
The downside of digital
A tale of two ethnic groups
Readers write: October 12, 2015 issue
Relationships in an age of ‘impacts and outcomes’
Re: “The future of MCC,” Aug. 31, page 11.
Certainly relationship has been at the core of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for many years. But is that still really the case?
Recapturing the momentum of reconciliation
Jesus in a world in upheaval
A number of weeks ago I boarded a plane in Toronto for Istanbul. It’s a long flight—more than nine hours—and I secretly hoped that the seat beside me would remain empty so I could stretch out and sleep. It wasn’t to be. A young man in his late 20s plopped down beside me. I did the polite thing and introduced myself. “I’m Armi,” he replied.
Adopted and given my wings
Keeping alive stories of hope
Forty years after refugees fled Vietnam and communist oppression for Canada’s shores, the Vietnamese community in B.C. expressed gratitude to God at a celebratory evening on Aug. 30, 2015.
The event was co-sponsored by Vancouver Mennonite Church and Abbotsford’s Emmanuel Mennonite and Vietnamese Christian churches, and was hosted by Emmanuel.
Leon Kehl campaigns for Syrian refugees
Let the children come!
‘A way of life’ celebrated on Cow Sunday
“Dairy farming is not just a job,” said Lloyd Sawatzky, “It is a way of life.”
For members of Osler Mennonite Church, dairy farming is a way of life that has come to an end. In August, Harry and Eva Martens sold their 150-cow herd to join the ranks of the retired. They were the last remaining dairy farmers in a congregation that once boasted up to 30 of them.
‘We are in a heap of trouble’
Making space for God
In the words of David Martin, executive minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, at the 2015 annual church gathering, “Since our habit is to normally talk about God in the abstract or to reflect on how my intellectual beliefs impact my values or actions, I have chosen to share with you more concretely how I have experienced the presence of God in my life.” We share his story as the firs
Indigenous artist unsettles Winnipeggers
Ready to take a leap of faith
Cutting, burning, starving and forgiving
Jessica (a pseudonym) was bullied online to the point that she attempted suicide, but she rose above the hurt by meeting her tormentor and relying on two foundations of her faith: forgiveness and love.