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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
Outdoor photo of man and woman

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
man in red shirt, sitting at a table, video camera in the foreground

“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
cartoon cow, holding fork and knife, Fat Calf Festival

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

December 4, 2012
woman in brown/purple sweater, multi-coloured scarf

“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
motor scooter traveling past road pilons

Imagine a Christmas Eve church service so well attended that police erect roadblocks to facilitate crowd control. Last Christmas Eve Todd Hanson experienced just that. Hanson lives in Chengdu, China, where he and his wife Jeanette are Mennonite Church Canada workers teaching and providing Anabaptist resources to Chinese students and church leaders.

December 4, 2012
Group of people with a Chinese banner in the background

Although three decades may seem to be a short period of time in the long history of China, those years have brought incredible change—and Mennonite Church Canada has been there, through it’s partnership with Mennonite Mission Network, Mennonite Central Committee and Eastern Mennonite Missions.

December 4, 2012