Opinion

Cooking for one or two people can be a challenge, but Betty Ann Martin found that taking Food Fit courses at the Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ont., expanded her food... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
Old black and white photos often leave us with the impression that past generations were dour, ridged, thought in terms of black and white, and had no fun. But the technology of... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
The May 7 and 21 issues of Canadian Mennonite deal in part with protests regarding the construction of pipelines. The editorial from May 21, “ Questions of conscience ,” asks us... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Viewpoints | Helmut Lemke
The concept is simple. In a public place, an older adult sits on a green bench that is marked with the hashtag #ElderWisdom. Community members are invited to sit and engage in... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Unity starts with the fruit of the Spirit Re: “ Ethics not the basis for Christian unity ” letter, April 23, page 10. Walter Klassen states in his letter, “No matter how... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Here are five ways to remain connected with CommonWord in our new regional church model: 1. Keep reading Many of us love a leisurely read on a summer beach blanket or in a hammock... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Arlyn Friesen Epp
Like more than 51 percent of all Canadian adults, Roger (a pseudonym) did not have a will. As a child, he had been adopted into a wealthy family and, although he loved them deeply... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Peter Dryden
What is flirting anyway? When is it a problem? When is it a delightful social interaction? I’ve been pondering these questions for years since a friend surprised me with the words... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The Epp Garage in Fiske, Sask., suffered a devastating fire. When material, like this photograph, comes to the archives with little or no information, we can often learn about it... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
It seems the majority of political, social and religious discourse today consists of knee-jerk reactions to the perceived agendas, biases, foolishness and dangerous “isms” of the... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
In April 2018, two U.S.-based Mennonite publications— The Mennonite and Mennonite World Review —announced plans to merge by 2019. The merger is the result of talks that started in... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
It’s not easy being single in the church There were never many girls my age at the Mennonite church in Scarborough, Ont., prior to my adolescent years, nor did my becoming a... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
In these recent years of walking with our Indigenous neighbours, I have been both blessed and intrigued by the words of encouragement often expressed at the end of a talk: “All my... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
Mountaintop experiences. Those moments where God is undeniably present. When he shows up in power and glory. We are left riding high on a spiritual wave, convinced that God is at... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Tea is served on the front porch of Brubacher House Museum at its opening in 1979. The University of Waterloo, Ont., acquired the house and land to expand its campus. In 1968, the... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I have a few observations to make about the open letter from the Mennonite Church Canada network of regional working groups on Palestine and Israel (“ MC Canada working groups... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Russel Snyder-Penner
Five years ago I set out on a journey with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), providing international accompaniment to human rights defenders in Colombia. (See “Levelling the... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Hannah Redekop
Last month, a Canadian Mennonite was arrested—for following his conscience. In the tradition of our 16th-century Anabaptist ancestors, civil disobedience was an expected path. But... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘Just one more example of a privileged western interpretation’ R e: “ A peace that ignores Jesus’ atoning work ” review of A Palestinian Theology of Liberation, April 9, page 24... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
I like to think Canada is a progressive country, and discrimination is on the decline, but I’ve had a reality check. Recently, a group home caregiver, a Liberian woman, told me of... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Donna Entz
I recently visited with my mother in the small room that is now her home. After travelling hours by airplane and car, my foot was swollen and sore. Having few options for relief,... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I am so glad that summer is on the horizon. Spending time outdoors was a huge part of my childhood. My family shared many weekends at a small one-room cabin on a river, fishing,... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Pamela Miles
This is the view that greeted Amish Mennonite farm boys Dan and Willie Brenneman when they were apprehended by military police and detained at the Carling Heights Military Camp in... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I often hear people describe the church as being behind the times. What this means is that by the time the church addresses issues that were important to society last year, or... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Recently, my husband and I sat with friends at a table in an Ethiopian restaurant. As we dipped pieces of injera (sourdough flatbread) into the tasty sauces, we reported on our... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler

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