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Scroll down for a recording of a webinar that Canadian Mennonite hosted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Titled "Answering the call: Three young pastors reflect on ministry," the... Read More
December 1, 2023 | Past Events |

Uri Weltmann. (Supplied Photo)

Uri Weltmann says support for Israel’s government and support for the people of Israel are two different things. “This is not one and the same,” he says, speaking by video call... Read More
December 1, 2023 | News | Madalene Arias

Ka Boyet Ongkiko, Joji Pantoja, Roger Tiessen (President, Seacliff Energy), Tala Bautista and Lois Konrad at Seacliff Energy, an organics recycling and bioenergy facility in Leamington, Ontario. (Photo by Rob Konrad)

Growing up as a member of the Sumacher Indigenous peoples group in the Philippines, Tala Bautista listened to American music. She longed to see snow and perhaps roast chestnuts on... Read More
December 1, 2023 | News | Valerie Kauffman

Susanne Guenther Loewen. (Supplied photo)

Working for a more peaceful world can take place anywhere. For Susanne Guenther Loewen it takes place at the front of the classroom at Saskatchewan’s largest public university... Read More
December 1, 2023 | News | Emily Summach

Lee Ann Michayluk, CEO of More Than a Roof Housing Society, speaks at the Affordable Housing Seminar in Abbotsford, B.C. (Photo by Sharon Mkisi)

A recent seminar in Abbotsford, B.C., considered how churches can help fellow British Columbians find reasonably priced housing. The November 18 event was hosted by Emmanuel... Read More
December 1, 2023 | News | Amy Rinner Waddell

Kennert Giesbrecht, pictured circa 2020, was the managing editor at ‘Die Mennonitische Post’ for more than 20 years. (Supplied photo)

How do you adjust after stepping away from the work to which you’ve dedicated two decades of your life? That’s the question facing Kennert Giesbrecht now that he’s no longer the... Read More
December 1, 2023 | News | Aaron Epp

John Van Deusen’s Christmas album includes 14 holiday hymns. (Photo by Sandra Turner)

John Van Deusen plays in a pop band called Telephone Friends and a punk band called Buffet, but he suspects it’s his Christmas album that you’ll like best. In the Bleak Midwinter... Read More
December 1, 2023 | News | Aaron Epp

(Unsplash photo by Annie Spratt)

End-of-life care, current legislation and faith were the focus of an online panel discussion about medical assistance in dying (MAID) that Canadian Mennonite hosted last month... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News | Aaron Epp

The two-day conference attracted participants from across denominational and professional lines. (Photo by Emily Summach)

Polarization was on the agenda as Mennonite Central Committee Alberta hosted its first-ever peace conference earlier this month. Held November 3-4 in Calgary, “In Tune: Finding... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News | Emily Summach

The Visitation by Mariotto Albertinelli

Mary, whose heart is full of things to ponder, goes to see her older relative Elizabeth in the hill country. Both are pregnant. Both are in on the secret of the Messiah. They are... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News |

Cristo attorniato da angeli e santi. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

I love mosaics. Mosaics are artworks that show an image—a message—made up of many small pieces. In Christian art, it is common to find mosaics representing an image of Jesus. One... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News | César García

A workbook used with rural women facing violence in Colombia.

The stories of women in the Old Testament serve as an advocacy tool for Colombian women who face paramilitary and gang-related violence in rural communities. This is the outcome... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News | Madalene Arias

Pastors and their families gathered at Camp Squeah in November. (Photo by Keith St. Jean)

Twenty-seven Mennonite Church B.C. church leaders and their families gathered at Camp Squeah from November 3 to 5 for a weekend of renewal and relationship-building. Four worship... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News | Keith St. Jean
In 2017, Mennonite Church Canada put new structures into place based on the work of the Future Directions Task Force (FDTF). Over the last six years, we have been living into the... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News | Geraldine Balzer

Issa Ebombolo facilitates restorative justice training with officers from Malawi Prison Services. (MCC Photo by Amanda Talstra)

A restorative justice curriculum has been introduced at 100 correctional facilities in Zambia and Malawi. In 2019, Rod Friesen, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario... Read More
November 16, 2023 | News |

Firas Hamlawi, right, a volunteer and Rifqah Hamlawi, center, a staff member, with MCC partner Al-Najd Developmental Forum, helped distribute food packages and bedding to families displaced by the current violence in the Gaza Strip. (Photo courtesy of Al-Najd Developmental Forum)

The first thing they said was “Can you help us help?” recalls Sarah Funkhouser, who, together with her husband, Seth Malone, is Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) representative... Read More
November 3, 2023 | Web First | Jason Dueck

Elisa Humphreys (left) stands with Harold Friesen of the MDS Alberta Unit. They are joined by Sky and Jared Wesly and their children, Jack and Olivia. (Supplied photo)

Elisa Humphreys was sitting on her couch in her home in Carstairs, Alberta, when she got the emergency alert about the tornado. It was July 1 and Humphreys, 63, who manages... Read More
November 3, 2023 | Web First | John Longhurst

Judith McCartney (front right) with youth leaders she works with. (Supplied photo)

During her community outreach work, Judith McCartney will typically ask people: “Did you know Christ walked 22,000 miles in his lifetime of ministry?” McCartney believes in... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Madalene Arias

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower, destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. (Wikimedia Commons photo by apaimages)

First-hand from Gaza The following is a string of messages received by a reader of Canadian Mennonite who worked in Israel-Palestine. She received the messages on October 30 from... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News |

César García. (CM file photo)

“We, nosotros , we saved Colombia from being handed over to communists!” Those were the words of a celebrity pastor from a Colombian mega-church, spoken to a cheering crowd in... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | César García

Shel Boese is the new executive minister of Mennonite Church B.C. (Photo by Amy Rinner Waddell)

At the time of assuming his new role as executive minister of Mennonite Church B.C. in August, Shel Boese recalls being asked about his vision for MC B.C. “It doesn’t matter what... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Amy Rinner Waddell

Helmut Lemke

Getting old was not something I looked forward to. The shift from being someone who gives to someone who receives requires adjustment, but with God’s help we can prepare for... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Helmut Lemke

‘Strong lay leaders are not optional,’ says theologian Carol Penner. (Photo by Emily Summach)

Leading worship was the focus of a two-day workshop organized by Mennonite Church Saskatchewan last month. More than 30 pastors and lay leaders attended “Called to Be a Worship... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Emily Summach

Curtis Wiens (left) stands at the front of Aberdeen Mennonite Church as Gary Peters speaks at his ordination. (Supplied photo)

October was a big month for pastoral leadership in Mennonite Church Saskatchewan as two young pastors, Rodney Hennessey and Curtis Wiens, were ordained by their congregations. “It... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Emily Summach

Mark Tiessen-Dyck (right) recruited Susianty Braun to lead the food preparation for Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church’s community meal. (Supplied photo)

Members of a southern Manitoba church are offering the residents of their town a free monthly meal, served with a side of fellowship and fun. Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Aaron Epp