Opinion

In the first days of 2020, our newsfeeds were full: confrontations over a pipeline in western Canada, devastating fires in Australia, an earthquake in Puerto Rico, the death of... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
High praise from a loyal reader I look forward to reading Canadian Mennonite . The contributions are usually wide-ranging, with sermon-based feature articles that I find uplifting... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Opinion | Various Contributors
The church we inhabit today is a lot different than the one I grew up in. Whether it was an English congregation or a German one, the worship services tended to have a familiar... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Opinion | David Martin
In 1984, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) held its annual meeting in Richmond, British Columbia. Pictured from left to right are board members Hugo Jantz, Leo Driedger, Henry P... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
Through the frantic Christmas season, I was part of many gatherings connected to churches, families, schools and workplace settings. All were good. However, none were better, or... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
A thoroughly ragged and stained potholder has hung next to my kitchen stove ever since 1988. It was stitched together from scraps of cloth by some unknown Pennsylvania Mennonite... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
Two years ago I embarked on a Bible reading challenge. What started as an attempt to read the Bible in a year, morphed into a slower reading and reflection practice. I realized I... Read More
January 15, 2020 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
Over the years, Canadian Mennonite has reported on sexual misconduct within the Mennonite context. As a member of the church press, we have tried to carry out our ongoing... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Silver Lake, MC Eastern Canada apologize for not speaking up sooner Re: “ Decades-old sexual abuse comes to light .” On Aug. 24, 2018, Canadian Mennonite published a story about... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
“Where are you, Mennonites?” A colleague and I are in a Winnipeg café discussing the current land struggles of many Indigenous peoples. I listen intently as she speaks of the... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Steve Heinrichs
In 1968, 115 Westgate Mennonite Collegiate students joined 2,000 members of Students for Educational Equality and Democracy (SEED) for a rally at the Manitoba legislature in... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
After the hour-long drive home from my sister’s with my four very energetic kids, I had had enough! Trying to quiet down hyper kids while driving is not an easy feat. Not wanting... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman
“The turkey tasted just like my mom’s turkey.” So said Sandra, a recent newcomer to Canada from Colombia. She was part of the First Mennonite Church (Kitchener) annual Christmas... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
Henry “Sherlock” Friesen is a long-time Abundance Canada client. He follows a well-thought-out generosity plan that includes making regular charitable donations from his gifting... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Harold Penner
I’ve become aware of various patterns and cycles in my life. One of them is a regular oscillation between two different “kinds” or phases of faith. Sometimes I remain in one phase... Read More
December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Troy Watson
It’s mid-December as I sit down to review the content published by Canadian Mennonite over the past year. Here are a few observations. Once again, the longer features anchoring... Read More
December 18, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
10. Accomplish more by scheduling longer and more frequent committee meetings. 9. Make the world a better place by pointing out how everyone else needs to change. 8. Spend more... Read More
December 18, 2019 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Choosing whether or not to include a song in Voices Together is more complicated than whether or not people like singing it. The song known as “Huron Carol” or “ ’Twas in the moon... Read More
December 16, 2019 | Web First - Opinion | Katie Graber and Geraldine Balzer
I know an intersection with three street signs: Eastglen, Westglen and Northglen. Delivery trucks sometimes end up at the wrong house for failing to notice which Glen they need... Read More
December 4, 2019 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
MCC recommendations for new federal government The following is a shortened version of a Nov. 8 letter sent from the Mennonite Central Committee Ottawa Office to Prime Minister... Read More
December 4, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
What is our responsibility as followers of Jesus to media outlets? Secular media outlets have a freedom-of-speech right to publish whatever their editor thinks will draw consumers... Read More
December 4, 2019 | Opinion | Kevin Barkowsky
At the Public Archives in Ottawa in 1968, Ted Regehr, head of the Government Records Section, standing, helps research assistant Ernie Dick locate government files related to... Read More
December 4, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Christmas is the season when we talk about how the birth of the baby Jesus brings hope. Hope implies some sort of betterment to come. So Jesus is our hope. But hope for the future... Read More
December 4, 2019 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
They come through the church door into the foyer. My limited vision can make out only their forms, but I recognize them, desperate folks who stop by on occasion to check out the... Read More
December 4, 2019 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Recently TV sports personality Don Cherry lost his job for making disparaging comments to “You people,” which viewers and the company that employed him interpreted to apply to... Read More
November 20, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler

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