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Pastor, police officer discuss cannabis legalization at CMU event

Stories  •  2017.12.07 @ 9:31 AM

A Mennonite pastor hopes that the legalization of cannabis will allow the church to open up “theological discussions” about all sorts of substance use.

The legalization of cannabis gives the church an opportunity to discuss the New Testament emphasis on healing and reconciliation as God’s response to brokenness, said Erin Morash, pastor at two rural Mennonite churches located two hours southwest of Winnipeg.

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Public invited to launch of new book detailing the life of educator and TV producer Vera Good

News Releases  •  2017.11.30 @ 8:02 AM

SIMCOE, ON — The public is invited to a celebration for a new book detailing the life of Dr. Vera Good, a pioneering educator and television producer from Waterloo County.

Good and author Nancy Silcox will be on hand to launch The Exceptional Vera Good: A Life Beyond the Polka Dot Door on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The launch will take place in the party room at Norview Lodge Retirement Home in Simcoe, ON (44 Rob Blake Way). All are welcome to attend.

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Ted Fransen presents a cheque to CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls, bringing the endowment for the Jacob A. Rempel Memorial Scholarship to $100,000. Fransen is one of Rempel’s grandsons.

Endowment for CMU scholarship honouring Mennonite leader reaches $100,000

Stories  •  2017.11.28 @ 8:00 AM

The endowment for a Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) scholarship honouring a Russian Mennonite scholar whose life was cut tragically short has reached six figures.

Ted Fransen presented a cheque to CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls in September, bringing the endowment for the Jacob A. Rempel Memorial Scholarship to $100,000. Fransen is one of Rempel’s grandsons.

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CONNECT Campaign reaches $14.4 million goal

News Releases  •  2017.11.25 @ 4:30 PM

A fundraising campaign to build Marpeck Commons, the library, learning commons, and bridge at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), has reached its goal. “It is our great pleasure and gratitude to announce that the CONNECT Campaign goal of $14.4 million has been achieved in gifts and commitments,” CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls said during a speech she gave on Saturday, November 25 at the university’s annual Christmas concert.

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Community invited to celebrate Christmas at CMU

News Releases  •  2017.11.20 @ 7:37 AM

The event takes place on Saturday, November 25 at the university (500 Shaftesbury Blvd.). There are two concerts: one at 2:00 PM and the other at 7:00 PM. Admission for both concerts is free.

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Alumnus explores ‘Life at the End of Us Versus Them’ in new book

Community & Alumni  •  2017.11.29 @ 3:33 PM

When Marcus Rempel finished the manuscript for his new book, Life at the End of Us Versus Them, he asked one of his most beloved profs, Dr. Harry Huebner, to write an endorsement.

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From Winnipeg to Cambodia: IDS Practicum builds relationships

MSC News  •  2017.11.13 @ 11:04 AM

When Tyler Loewen returned from his practicum to complete his four-year Honours International Development Studies degree at MSC, he had no idea the experience would lead to full time employment. 

Yet, in the new year, Loewen will head to Cambodia for a three-year term with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) where he will serve as Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Coordinator.

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MSC to host presentation on food sovereignty in Northern Manitoba

MSC News  •  2017.11.02 @ 11:42 AM

On November 8, MSC will host a presentation with Dr. Shirley Thompson entitled, Harvesting Hope and food sovereignty in Northern Manitoba.

 Dr. Thompson’s presentation will explore risk factors for food insecurity in the North, and the role of Indigenous land use and land management practice.

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CMU and Kenji Dyck Present: Reflections on Student Life (video)

Why CMU?  •  2017.10.24 @ 1:03 PM

As a self-directed project, CMU student Kenji Dyck recently shot and produced a video which highlights an significant part of any student's post-secondary education and sense of belonging—student life.

Here's a look at what Kenji, a 3rd year Communications and Media major, chose to capture as a reflection on what makes the CMU experience special. 

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The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia.

MSC to host public lecture on interfaith peacebuilding

MSC News  •  2017.10.03 @ 12:00 AM

Menno Simons College is pleased to present Dr. Jan Bender Shetler in a public lecture on interfaith relations in the city of Harar, Ethiopia, later this month.

The result of an eight-year collaborative research project between Dr. Bender Shetler and fellow academic Dawit Yehualashet, the lecture explores how Muslims and Christians have been able to maintain relatively peaceful relations in Harar over the last century, despite close and potentially volatile interaction.

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