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Longtime CMU alumnus donor invests in people

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

For Hugo Peters, donating to CMU is a wise investment because it means contributing to the lives of students.

"I've invested in all kinds of things in my life, some of which went south, some of which made money, but I've never regretted investing in people," says Peters (CMBC '63).

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Peacebuilding school brings together participants from around the world in its tenth year

Posted in Stories  •  Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

"This course is challenging my life! What a gift."

This sentiment was voiced by nearly 100 participants, students and professionals who came from around the globe, as they reflected on their time spent in the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) earlier this month.

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Seventeen speakers from Mennonite (Mennonite Church and Mennonite Brethern), United, Lutheran, and Anglican churches presented at May 9’s ecumenical event titled, “Behold! I do a New Thing—Emerging Perspectives in Ministry.”

Mennonite Pastors and Scholars Involved in Ecumenical Gathering

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

"I wonder whether Jesus' call for Christian unity isn't an invitation to focus on what unites rather than divides us, in order to see that everyone brings something valuable to God's kingdom." So said Kathy Koop, Pastor of First Mennonite Church, in reflecting on a recent ecumenical gathering. On May 9, "Behold! I do a New Thing—Emerging Perspectives in Ministry" took place at the Charleswood United Church. Using Isaiah 43:19, "I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" as a springboard, the day saw one hundred participants, including more than 20 Mennonite Church Manitoba and MB pastors, come together for resourcing and fellowship.

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Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)’s Centre for Resilience is now open for business.

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

The Centre for Resilience (CFR) is a co-working lab that will incubate and nurture social enterprises. Faculty, students and staff celebrated the grand opening of the $1.7 million centre on April 13.

"We're thankful for the opportunity to create a space designed to meet the needs of the 21st century," says James Magnus-Johnston, director of the centre. "The CFR will maximize the impact of social entrepreneurs, and allow students to work on complex, real-world problems."

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Graduation: The Tassel was Worth the Hassle

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

I came across this catchphrase a few weeks ago as I was looking on Pinterest for graduation party ideas. Putting aside the fact that I was on Pinterest instead of writing my final paper, I paused my incessant scrolling of picture-perfect DIY ideas to consider whether or not this was true in my life.

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