An e-news update from Canadian Mennonite

April 27, 2017

News about Mennonites in Canada and beyond

Change, I welcome you

Tobi Thiessen, the new Canadian Mennonite publisher, considers some challenges for communications in the Mennonite church and points to signs of hope.

Making words real

After the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, Joe Heikman and Sara Anderson discuss steps congregations and individuals can take to continue the work of reconciliation.

‘A beautiful way to make peace’

Rosthern Junior College students learned more about Middle Eastern food, language and faith when they welcomed Syrian refugees into their classroom.

Mennonites, Lutherans, Catholics discuss baptism

Representatives of Mennonite World Conference participated in a five-year process of ecumenical conversations about baptism.

Church at prayer - For sharing in your worship service

Canoes and kayaks for a cause

We give thanks for generous people who support Mennonite camps, including the 36 paddlers who took two days to journey down the Fraser River from Hope to Fort Langley, B.C., in spite of windy, cold and wet weather. We also give thanks for the ground crew who fed the group at the overnight stop near Chilliwack and on Sunday at a lunchtime stop near Mission. We give thanks for the generosity of those who sponsored the paddlers. Since 1999 the annual Camp Squeah paddle-a-thon has raised a total of $840,000 to support the summer camp program.


An idea worth sharing


We pray for short-term mission workers of Mennonite Church Canada, including people like Karl and Marla Langelotz, who recently spent a few months serving at Friedenshaus (peace house) in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Recently they gave a TEDx talk at the Zurich International School in Switzerland, entitled “A modest proposal for world peace,” where they described some of their work with refugees. They believe that peace is rooted in building relationships and helping people get to know one another. Friedenshaus specifically helps refugees to learn German, to adjust to life in a new country and form relationships in the local community.


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