Festival of Peace

A Moment from Yesterday

November 4, 2020 | Opinion | Volume 24 Issue 23
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Conrad Grebel University College
(Photo: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

Participants in a Festival of Peace at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont., embrace during a small group session. On Peace Sunday 1993, the congregation abandoned its typical Sunday morning routine to follow the Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Peace Sunday Packet workshop, “A commitment to Christ’s way of peace.” When a photograph such as this presents itself, what more needs to be said?

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

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(Photo: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

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