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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.

March 13, 2017
Junia, 7 months, and her mother, Kandace Boos.

Nine month old Junia has just become the youngest participant to join the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights, a 600 km walk from Kitchener-Waterloo to Ottawa from April 23-May 14, 2017.

March 7, 2017
"Pathways for Peace and Justice in Palestine and Israel"

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.

March 3, 2017

A forgotten piece of Mennonite immigration history has gone viral on social media.

March 2, 2017
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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