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The table has been set, and now guests can officially RSVP. 

January 18, 2013
Colouring books and crayons

Continuous violent conflict and recurring, disastrous weather events got Joji Pantoja thinking about how to help people overcome ongoing psychological trauma.

January 18, 2013
Man holds sign "Settlers in Solidarity with Idle No More."

It started with a few women in Saskatchewan. Now, it has spread across Canada and the U.S, all the way to France, New Zealand and Palestine. Idle No More is an indigenous ‘resistance’ movement supported by a broad range of non-indigenous people – including some Mennonites – who are saying the time has come to effect a deep change between First Nations and the Canadian nation-state.  

January 11, 2013
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Ben and Patti Wiebe of Beamsville, Ontario will serve as Resource Workers at Union Biblical Seminar (UBS) in Pune, India from January through March, 2013.

January 8, 2013
Colourful abstract painting of birds flying over an open gate and path.

New public service announcements (PSAs) produced by MennoMedia are being mailed by CD or email to 13,000 radio stations across the U.S. A grant from Schowalter Foundation helped with funding.

January 8, 2013

Weaving Life, a documentary on the life and death of peacemaker Dan Terry in Afghanistan, has received a gold Pixie Award for innovation in the use of motion graphics, effects, and animation. 

January 8, 2013
child walking, holding a doll, typhoon damaged landscape

Mennonite Church Canada workers, Dann and Joji Pantoja, are responding to a devastating typhoon that struck the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Over 5 million persons have been affected by Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, which hit Mindanao on Tuesday, December 4. The Pantojas lead Peace Builders Community Inc., a restorative justice ministry in the Philippines.

December 13, 2012
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“The phrase that describes what happened to us,” said Ray Mason “is cultural genocide.”

On November 26, staff and members of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church Manitoba met with leaders of Spirit Wind, a volunteer indigenous advocacy organization established in 1986, to learn of the issues surrounding day scholars in the indigenous community. 

December 7, 2012
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The Fat Calf Festival?  Really?  What on earth does that have to do with Mennonite Church Canada’s Youth Assembly 2013?

December 4, 2012
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“When I was a young teen I saw a television show—Fame—with a plot line where someone got into the lives of hard-to-reach youth in New York and turned their lives around,” says Iona Snair. “I wanted to be someone who could do that.”

December 4, 2012