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Singer-songwriter Steve Bell will be the recipient of the 2018 CMU PAX Award on April 5

CMU to honour musician Steve Bell with 2018 PAX Award

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 2:52 PM

Acclaimed Winnipeg singer-songwriter Steve Bell will receive the 2018 CMU PAX Award.

President Dr. Cheryl Pauls will present the award to Bell on April 5, 2018 at Gather. Give. Celebrate. Spring at CMU, an annual fundraiser in support of the university.

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Panelists Max Wadell, Nelson Martens, Erin Morash, and Daniel Dacombe

Pastor, police officer discuss cannabis legalization at CMU event

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 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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CMU donor Ted Fransen (from left) stands with Karl Koop, Director of the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry; Joshua Nightingale, graduate student at CMU; Abram Bergen, Development Associate; and Cheryl Pauls, President of CMU.

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

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 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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The CMU Centre for Resilience: nurturing enterprise for social change

Posted in Stories  •  Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Although it is months away from opening, exciting things are already happening at CMU’s Centre for Resilience (CFR).

James Magnus-Johnston, director of the centre, is in talks with numerous groups who are interested in being a part of the CFR, which will incubate and nurture social enterprises.

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In darkness, dwell

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This past semester I had the opportunity to walk with the Bear Clan Patrol as the practicum for my Community Development degree. The Bear Clan Patrol embodies an Indigenous-led, community-based approach to crime prevention activated by patrolling the streets of Winnipeg’s North End five nights per week. It began as a response to the tragedy of our missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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