In 1967 Gary Dewarle of Saskatoon (in the checked shirt) helped to build a road at a refugee camp near Saigon, South Vietnam. (Mennonite Archives of Ontario photo)
Outgoing MWC president Danisa Ndlovu prays for the new president Nelson Kraybill and his wife Ellen, while members of the MWC executive committee surround them. The new vice-president, Rebecca Osiro, stands beside Ellen. (Photo by Dale D. Gehman for Meetinghouse)
Canadian soldier Patrick Cloutier and Saskatchewan Native Brad Laroque come face to face in a tense standoff at the Kahnesatake reserve in Oka, Que., Sept. 1, 1990. (Photo by Shaney Komulainen/The Canadian Press)
Dave Rogalsky explores the ruins of Machu Picchu, the mountaintop retreat and administrative centre of the ancient Incan empire. (Photo by Annemarie Rogalsky)
Mennonite World Conference brings together Mennonites from all over the world. (Photo by Merle Good)
Karen children—refugees from Myanmar—sing at a Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan event last fall. (MCC Saskatchewan photo)
A little girl stands on the snowy steps of Alberta’s Legislature in Edmonton, holding a sign that declares, ‘ISIS is not Islam,’ during a rally by members of the local Muslim community on March 22, 2015, to exclaim that they do not support Islamic State. (Photo by Valerie Proudfoot)
The Mennonite Women Manitoba working group is composed of Evelyn Friesen, left, Kathy Giesbrecht, Elsie Wiebe, Ruth Epp and Jolanda Friesen. Missing was Mary Anne Arndt.
Gloria Laurence is dressed for ‘high tea’ at an MC B.C. Women’s Ministry retreat at Camp Squeah. (MC B.C. Women's Ministry photo)
Lora Braun, a music therapist and member of Morden (Man.) Mennonite Church, standing with guitar, sings her ‘Wild Hope’ song at the Mennonite Women Canada annual general meeting in Winnipeg on July 4, as part of MC Canada’s Assembly 2014.
One repeated theme at the conference was an abysmal lack in the regulatory system. Would a slowdown or moratorium be in order while nature is given a chance to ‘catch its breath’?
Filipino artist Neil Manalo captures the pervasiveness of violence in his painting of children waving toy guns and sticks as they watch violence on television. The painting is on display at the Pinto Art Gallery in Antipolo City, east of Manila.
Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich.
Former Mennonite Norm Goertzen stands beside Donna Harris, president of the Humanists, Atheists and Agnostics of Manitoba, at the organization’s booth at the recent Morden Corn and Apple Festival.
Mark Diller Harder stands beside a display that includes family members. In the casket is his great-grandfather, Gerhard Neufeld; on the left is his great-great-grandfather, Johan Friesen; third from left is his great-grandmother, Maria (Friesen) Neufeld; fourth from left is his grandfather, Cornelius K. Neufeld.
Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of "Just Wondering, Jesus" and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is http://www.morningwalkmedia.com Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrpiscopal priest based in New York.
Elizabeth Wall, left, with the teddy bear she received from the First Mennonite Church women’s Bible study group and her light therapy box. Right: Theresa Driedger has some practical suggestions for dealing with seasonal depression.