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(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

Saskatchewan youth doing crafts. (Photo courtesy of Kirsten Hamm-Epp)

On September 29, 18 participants gathered in Saskatoon to kick off the Mennonite Church Saskatchewan youth programming year. The youth got to know one another in a variety of ways... Read More
November 2, 2023 | News | Kirsten Hamm-Epp

(Graphic by Betty Avery)

Theology, Spirituality The Beginning of the Story: Understanding the Old Testament in the Story of Scripture. Timothy J. Geddert. Herald Press, 2023, 208 pages. The Old Testament... Read More
November 1, 2023 | Focus On Books & Resources | Barb Draper

Bears and Blankets care kits. (Photo by Anna Winger)

Jan Steven, a commissioned chaplain with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, has found a new way to show care for seniors in long term care facilities. The new venture starts with... Read More
October 31, 2023 | News | Maria H. Klassen

Ed Fast

Parliament narrowly defeated a bill that would have prevented the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAID). On October 18, 167 MPs voted against Bill C-314... Read More
October 31, 2023 | News | Will Braun
Scroll down for a recording of a webinar that Canadian Mennonite hosted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Titled "Life and Death Matters: Exploring Medical Assistance in Dying," the... Read More
October 27, 2023 | Past Events |
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October 20, 2023 | Web-only | Canadian Mennonite Staff

This photo comes from the friend of a member of the Mennonite Church Manitoba Palestine-Israel Network. It shows the remains of the house next to that of the sender in Gaza, which was recently bombed, killing 17 people. (Supplied photo)

Yousef Alkhouri Yousef Alkhouri is a Palestinian Christian from Gaza. He is a lecturer at Bethlehem Bible College, though is currently studying in Europe. He visited Canada last... Read More
October 19, 2023 | News |