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Following community pressure, in early July, the University of Waterloo (UW) in Waterloo, Ontario, dropped all legal charges against a group of students and concerned community... Read More
July 19, 2024 | News | Susan Fish

Volunteers prime a wall as part of renovations to the Tokyo Anabaptist Centre. Photo: Gerald Neufeld

The Tokyo Anabaptist Centre has been a busy—and sometimes dusty—place this year, reports Gerald Neufeld, Canadian church worker in Japan. Neufeld and his wife, Rie, who serve as... Read More
July 11, 2024 | News | Amy Rinner Waddell

Leng Thang (left to right), Tim Wiebe-Neufeld, Bill Christieson and Elizabeth Wall at the Griffith Woods Natural Environment Park, as part of an MC Alberta creation event. Photo: Margaret Kruger-Harder

Don’t get “stuck in rage or paralyzed by fear,” said Joanne Moyer. “[Be] defiantly hopeful, despite the odds.” Moyer, associate professor at The King’s University in Edmonton, was... Read More
July 5, 2024 | News | Margaret Kruger-Harder

Photo: Ruth Bergen Braun

When Rita Dahl was a child, the bottom third of the family’s kitchen door was her canvas. The top sections were for her older sisters to draw on. “We were products of the... Read More
July 5, 2024 | News | Katie Doke Sawatzky

The 2024 MCC calendar. Photo by J. Burwalde

Our recent article, “Involuntary: Terminated MCC workers call for accountability and change” (posted online on June 20 and appearing in our July print issue), is a particularly... Read More
June 28, 2024 | News | CM Staff

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What lies ahead? As I write this reflection, I have just completed my first week as executive minister of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan. Stepping into this role, I ask myself, “... Read More
June 28, 2024 | News | Len Rempel

Photo: Ainsley Dunn

I grew up attending a relatively small Mennonite church—Foothills Mennonite in Calgary—with my family. My family was fairly involved in my church, and I grew up with a typical... Read More
June 28, 2024 | Faith Story | Ainsley Dunn

People from Windsor Mennonite Fellowship join a rally in support of safe consumption sites at their MPP’s office. Supplied Photo

Rielly McLaren says the grief caused by toxic drug deaths feels staggering and palpable in his community. McLaren, who pastors Windsor Mennonite Fellowship, also serves as... Read More
June 28, 2024 | News | Madalene Arias
Since her death in 1943, Simone Weil’s philosophy has impacted dozens of writers, thinkers and theologians. T.S. Eliot named her a saint. Simone de Beauvoir envied her spirit. Now... Read More
June 21, 2024 | News | Katie Doke Sawatzky
The following statement was provided to Canadian Mennonite by Laura Kalmar, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada May 14, 2024 (MCC... Read More
June 21, 2024 | News |

A potholder Anicka Fast received at MCC orientation. Photo: John Clarke

“I still use it,” Anicka Fast says of the brownish knitted potholder she received at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) orientation in Akron, Pennsylvania, in 2009. Fast and her... Read More
June 20, 2024 | News | Will Braun

‘This is a book about how to be people of hope,’ says Leah Reesor-Keller. Supplied photo.

A new book offers practices for leaders and communities to foster healthier cultures during a time of ecological devastation. In Tending Tomorrow: Courageous Change for People and... Read More
June 19, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

Henry and Mary Rempel, pictured in Vancouver, B.C., circa 2010, donated property worth $229.6 million to Mennonite Central Committee B.C. Supplied photo.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C. made headlines across Canada when it announced last September that it had received a gift of property worth $229.6 million. Henry Rempel of... Read More
June 14, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp
"Mommy, why are those ladies wearing sheets?” I loudly asked my divorced mother. I was a young boy, and a group of nuns were standing in the dairy corner of the Hinky Dinky... Read More
June 7, 2024 | Faith Story | Shelby Boese

Shalom Worship & Healing Centre, Windsor has joined MCEC.

Over 200 people from 75 of the 110 Mennonite Church Eastern Canada congregations attended the MCEC annual gathering at the UMEI high school in Leamington, Ontario on April 26 and... Read More
June 7, 2024 | News | CM Staff
If Joe Heikman had to choose a single distinctive Anabaptist value, it would be community. “That’s how I met Jesus,” he says, in community, growing up as part of a Brethren in... Read More
June 4, 2024 | News | Will Braun

‘People who grew up in it can lose sight of what makes Anabaptism unique,’ says Debbie Bledsoe. Supplied photo.

Debbie Bledsoe wants people to know about the beauty she sees in the Mennonite Church. “I think people who grew up in it lose sight of what makes Anabaptism unique,” she says... Read More
June 4, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

‘The God I know now is a bigger God than I knew growing up,’ says Helen Dueck.
Photo by Aaron Epp.

Helen Dueck occupied herself during COVID lockdowns by writing. The result is a book that tells the story of her life in ministry. Published at the end of 2023, Going Out and... Read More
June 4, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp
We’re launching an experiment. Canadian Mennonite is now accepting applications for residencies in investigative journalism, photo journalism, documentary filmmaking, podcasting,... Read More
June 3, 2024 | MennoCreative | Will Braun

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Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) has announced the June closure of the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) programs in Hamilton, Toronto and Kitchener, as well... Read More
May 30, 2024 | News | A.S. Compton

Dan Epp-Tiessen lights a candle. Photo by John Longhurst.

A call from Christians in Palestine to lament and pray for people suffering in Gaza prompted Mennonites in Winnipeg to organize a service. The May 15 service took place on Nakba... Read More
May 27, 2024 | News | John Longhurst

Adhel Rou of Grace Mennonite Church in Regina (left). Supplied photo. Samson Omondi Ongode (right) is moderator of the Kenya Mennonite Church. Photo courtesy of MWC.

“Unprecedented and devastating” flooding in Eastern Africa has caused the displacement of 235,000 people in just five days, according to a UN report . Countries most affected... Read More
May 24, 2024 | Web First | Katie Doke Sawatzky

Young adults will gather at Camp Squeah next month. Supplied photo.

The call of Jesus to transform the world for the better is radical, and young adults say they are willing to answer that call. Attendees at next month’s Young Adult Anabaptist... Read More
May 20, 2024 | Web First | Amy Rinner Waddell

Kristen and Scott Hertzog started their YouTube channel in 2022. Photo by Dale Ebersole.

What happens when an Italian American actress and model from Edison, New Jersey marries a Mennonite farm boy from Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Kristen and Scott Hertzog answer that... Read More
May 16, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

Rehoboth Inner Healing Church in Toronto. Photo from Facebook.

For Paulos Berhe, being Anabaptist means taking what has been received from Jesus Christ and sharing it with others. He serves as pastoral leader at the Rehoboth Inner Healing... Read More
May 10, 2024 | News | Madalene Arias