Joji Pantoja’s socially responsible business acumen in her role as founder and CEO of Coffee for Peace is getting noticed at the highest levels. On March 30, she was recognized by Go Negosyo, the advocacy arm of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, as one of 26 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs 2017. The award was presented by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang Palace.
Youth are in demand. When the Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) held a cross-Canada tour in 2016-17, the importance of encouraging youth involvement in area and national church initiatives rose to the surface again and again. Their presence is wanted at the Special Delegate Assembly in Winnipeg on Oct. 13 -15, 2017.
Henry Neufeld is joining more than 50 other walkers in the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights. From April 23 to May 14, participants will cover the 600k stretch between Kitchener and Ottawa, Ont. in support of the adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Spiritual food is important – but so is physical food. By growing edible mushrooms and teaching others how to grow them too, Miriam Maenhout Tshimanga and her husband Hippolyto Tshimanga are helping feed both body and spirit.
Trusting enough to be vulnerable and the willingness to be accountable are key intentional acts needed to build true community. In the extensively secularized culture of England, self-reliance and independence are seen as ultimate strengths. Being vulnerable is seen as a weakness.
Delegates attending Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2016 in Saskatoon voted by a wide margin in favour of a resolution seeking non-violent responses to injustices in Palestine and Israel. In follow-up to that resolution, the Palestine and Israel Resolution Working Group appointed by Mennonite Church Canada has compiled several resources for congregational study.