Waldemar Janzen

A Moment from Yesterday

March 2, 2022 | Opinion | Volume 26 Issue 5
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
(Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives / Photo by Rudy Regehr, Canadian Mennonite Bible College Photo Collection)

At the 1970 Conference of Mennonites in Canada annual sessions in Winkler, Man., Waldemar Janzen, a Canadian Mennonite Bible College professor, gave a report on young people, stating: “Not everything is wrong with young people today. There is a great openness and honesty among youth today. There is a remarkable depth of insight into self and society. There is a real hunger and readiness for trust in people, including older people.” Janzen asked: “How might the church communicate more effectively with its young people. [We need to] recognize that they do not grow up in predominantly Christian communities. . . . [We] must recognize that they are people first and young second.” This photo of Waldemar Janzen was taken at the college in 1972.

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

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(Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives / Photo by Rudy Regehr, Canadian Mennonite Bible College Photo Collection)

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