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Houses. Toilets. Schools. These are basic human rights to which Canadians feel entitled – and which many vulnerable and disenfranchised Indigenous peoples do not have.

Houses, toilets, schools could also be a translation for the much longer title “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” or UNDRIP. Indigenous leader Leah Gazan says UNDRIP is really just the floor for human rights. The activist, policy analyst, and educator at the University of Winnipeg says UNDRIP outlines “the minimum human rights to be healthy.”

February 21, 2017
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Restore Us, O God! What a theme for the season we find ourselves in! This is the 2017 theme for Lent in homes that use the Lent/Easter At-Home devotional booklet. The weekly themes are We Hunger, We Wonder, We Thirst, We See, We Breathe, We Hope—and finally on Easter—We Live! What better themes could the worship team have come up with when they met some 18 or so months ago?

February 14, 2017
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The Mennonite Heritage Centre including its Archive and Art Gallery programs, is being reorganized under a new partnership and name.

February 9, 2017

Mennonite Church Canada calls all of its congregations to pray for peace as a response to the senseless attack on worshippers at a mosque in the community of Ste-Foy, Quebec, on Sunday evening, Jan. 29, 2017.

February 1, 2017

Humans have a long history of elevating knowledge over trust. Consider Adam and Eve. They had God’s full attention and companionship – and Eden – but they couldn’t resist the off-limits Tree of Knowledge. What did that get them? Misery.

January 31, 2017

The General Board of Mennonite Church Canada has set the date for a final review of Future Directions proposals to re-organize national and area church bodies. Mennonite Church Canada delegates are invited to a special assembly Oct. 13-15 in Winnipeg, Man. The event will begin with a dinner on Friday and conclude with worship on Sunday. The venue, costs, and other details are pending.

January 27, 2017
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For Nathan and Taryn Dirks, ministry in Gaborone, Botswana, is all about relationships. But ministry by relationship is hard to measure, so they’ve creatively translated some of their good news into numbers.

January 27, 2017

What does compassion look like when the needs seem overwhelming? What is our role in helping our community flourish? How does such work relate to worship?

January 27, 2017

Quiet times with God can feel disconnected from the rest of an overflowing day. Faith Sommers, a conservative Mennonite mother, wife, and columnist for Ladies Journal, a publication for Amish and Mennonite women has written a new book, Prayers for a Simpler Life: Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother due out from Herald Press, February 2017.

January 27, 2017
Open hymnal

What songs connect you to God and your community, and empower you to serve? What songs do you turn to in joyful or difficult times? What are your heart songs?

January 27, 2017