When you think “Mennonite,” you think music, but lo-fi electro pop probably isn’t what you have in mind, even if you know what it might sound like. Yet musician Teen Daze embodies and embraces that contradiction.
I am optimistic! That is what I tell myself from time to time, but it seems sometimes that my brother is the only one who shares this optimism with me. What is happening in Egypt does not herald anything good for the moment, but, in my opinion, it is very promising for the future.
The week after becoming a member in a new church, the calls start coming—“Would you be interested in teaching Sunday school?” “How would you like to lead music?”—the typical starter positions offered to young adults.
The youth group at a Waterloo church is using rain water at a fundraising car wash on Saturday as they raise money and awareness for water conservation projects in Africa.
The federal election came and went, our elected representatives have filled the House of Commons, and campaigners have removed all the lawn signs. Now that the partisan dust has settled, as Mennonites we have a chance to ponder the question that lay neglected in deciding how to vote: How involved should we be in politics?
After the May 2 election, Young Voices asked some readers their thoughts on faith and politics.
The new Young Anabaptists’ (YABs) Committee of Mennonite World Conference has made stronger international fellowship the focus of their projects for the coming year.
This spring’s federal election rekindled my interest in Canadian politics after I’d experienced disillusionment with the whole process. Several elections changed nothing and the candidates I voted for always seemed to lose.
Growing up, Miriam Rudolph always said she wanted to be an artist . . . or a gardener. Now, only 28 and working as a full-time printmaker, she gets to live out one of her childhood dreams.
Here begins a new adventure: Canadian Mennonite’s Young Voices section. What is this section, you ask? Why is it here?
Upon reflection, the magazine realized that its readership is—how to put this gently—aging. And while this threatens the life and breath of subscriptions, it’s also a problem because many voices in the church aren’t part of the conversation.