Canada's oldest living person, Winkler's Elizabeth Buhler, has died just two weeks shy of her 112th birthday. “Liese” (as she was known to family) passed away Sunday night, Jan. 23, at the Salem Home in Winkler. Her daughters had already begun planning a small birthday party in the nursing home for the centenarian.
A video clip and book about the life of Gene Stoltzfus, co-founder of Christian Peacemakers, has been created at the direction of his widow, Dorothy Friesen of Fort Frances, Ont. Stoltzfus died unexpectedly last March at the age of 69, after taking his daily bike ride.
Donald Kraybill, Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pa., will give the 2011 Sawatsky Lecture at Conrad Grebel University College on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Though Jae Young Lee doesn’t think the recent North Korean shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island will lead to full-scale war, as Peace Program Coordinator for the Korea Anabaptist Center (KAC) he is alarmed by what is happening in both North and South Korea.
Jack Suderman, recently retired general secretary of MC Canada, was one of six persons named by the new nominee for moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA, Elizabeth Soto, who gave her opportunities to develop her leadership skills.
Called a “seasoned and tenacious advocate for peace who represents the best of Canada’s leadership
Several Mennonites have been in the news this past week, one with an op-ed piece in the local Kitchener-Waterloo Record, another featured as a “true saint of the community,” and yet another group, the young people of the David Martin Mennonites playing Canada's classic winter sport—ice hockey in a photo essay in the Globe and Mail.
Peace Alliance Winnipeg is staging a peaceful rally Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. called “Let Them Stay” outside Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ office in Steinbach. The organization is inviting local residents to “help an important humanitarian and social justice cause to help restore Canada’s tarnished international image.”
Loren Swartzendruber will serve another four-year term as president of Eastern Mennonite University.
Although Canada is a world leader in mining, its laws don’t ensure that Canadian
From Paraguay, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, people volunteered through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to work side by side with Haitians
Coptic Churches around the country expect an influx of Egyptian Muslims
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28 for J.M. Klassen, whose commitment and firm leadership helped shape MCC Canada for more than two decades. He died here on December 23 at the age of 81.
Sarah Freeman, a ThD student at the University of Toronto, has earned Conrad Grebel’s highest valued academic award – the A. James Reimer Award at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre. This $8,000 award will allow Sarah to continue studying full-time to achieve her dream of teaching homiletics.
Mennonite Church Canada has become aware that on December 14th, the Ho Chi Minh church buildings
Two months after MCC worker Glen Lapp and nine other aid workers were killed in rural Afghanistan
A gathering to improve relations between the many Protestant denominations in the Netherlands has taken place on the site of an earlier historic synod, though any idea of complete church unity taking place is said to be, "an unrealistic utopia".
The president of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Munib Younan has said before meeting Pope Benedict XVI that their churches should issue a common statement on Holy Communion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that Martin Luther began in 1517.
The president of an African Inter-faith peace group has called on religious leaders to protest over Ivory Coast's presidential election dispute, in which two politicians have been sworn in as head of State.
About 1000 people in Hong Kong joined a celebration co-organized by Christian groups to honour imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo in a celebration coinciding with the Nobel ceremony in Oslo.
Faith groups have a key role to play in stemming the environmental crisis in Africa, says an organizer of meetings on possible violence connected a looming Nigerian ecological disaster.
Four of Nigeria's top religious leaders arrived in London on Dec. 8 for talks with politicians and faith leaders on preventing conflict in the oil-rich country caused by environmental degradation.
Walking in each other’s theological shoes for a day, professors from their respective seminaries in Waterloo
Church officials and activists have welcomed an investigation ordered by India's federal Supreme Court into trafficking in children by pastors and exploitative Christians eyeing ways to pull in foreign donations.
J. Lorne Peachey had long held a secret wish to work for Mennonite World Conference some day. Still, the invitation in 2001 to become editor of MWC's three-language magazine surprised him.
“I knew next to nothing about editing a publication produced in three languages for readers across many cultures in many countries,” admits the resident of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eastern Mennonite University professor Howard Zehr
spent his Thanksgiving holiday this year receiving the thanks of
German and Swiss groups for his work as a pioneer and propagator of
restorative justice around the world. He also did “giving” as a speaker
and workshop leader on the same topic.