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CMU hosted a conversation featuring seven immigrants to Canada as part of its Face2Face conversation event titled,

‘Be open-minded about newcomers’

Stories  •  2018.11.15 @ 3:19 PM

Compassion and patience are key when relating to newcomers.

That was one of the main messages at a Face2Face community discussion at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on November 7.

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Face2Face | Whose Neighbour Am I? Newcomers to Canada (video)

Videos  •  2018.11.08 @ 12:00 AM

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Tarek Al-Zoughbi (left), of Wi’am: the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center, and Sahar Vardi (right) with American Friends Service Committee spoke at Speaking Our Peace at Canadian Mennonite University on October 27. Tarek and Sahar shared their own personal experiences as a Palestinian and as an Israeli working towards just peace in the current challenging context of Israel and Palestine.

Speaking our Peace

Stories  •  2018.10.31 @ 8:00 AM

Sahar Vardi and Tarek Al-Zoughbi live less than 20 kilometers away from each other—Sahar in Jerusalem, and Tarek in the West Bank city of Bethlehem to the south. A literal wall, checkpoints and cultures of mutual hatred separate the regions each call home.

The two activists, who met only weeks ago, are pushing toward new paths of peace. Sahar, a 28-year-old Jewish Israeli, did prison time for refusing military duty in protest of her country's 51-year-old occupation of the Palestinian territories. She now works as a peace advocate with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

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Celebrated Canadian pianist to give concert at Canadian Mennonite University

News Releases  •  2018.10.29 @ 9:20 AM

Jane Coop, one of Canada's most respected and cherished pianists, will present an exciting program of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff on Canadian Mennonite University's newly acquired Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano.

The concert is at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, November 14 in the Laudamus Auditorium at CMU, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.

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Blazers shutdown Bobcats to win MCAC Women’s Soccer Championship

News Releases  •  2018.10.29 @ 9:17 AM

Goals from Susanna Derksen and Camille Plett lifted Women's Soccer to their first MCAC Conference Championship win since 2009 on Sunday afternoon, but beating the two-time defending Champions and top-seeded Brandon Bobcats was no simple task.

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Remembering Bonnie Mitchell (nee Wilson, CMU '09)

Community & Alumni  •  2018.10.30 @ 2:57 PM

The CMU community is saddened by the sudden passing of Bonnie Christine Mitchell on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Bonnie, aged 31 years of Brandon, MB, was the beloved wife of Stephen and caring mother to Connor and Brayden.

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Dr. Jerry Buckland

Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Jerry Buckland

MSC News  •  2018.08.31 @ 8:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Buckland has been Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College for 25 years.

What do you love about your work here at Menno Simons College?

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Jonathan Plett

Jonathan Plett: Finding Conflict Resolution Studies and some direction

MSC News  •  2018.08.29 @ 8:30 AM

When Jonathan Plett decided to go back to school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study.

"I was taking a whole bunch of courses at the U of M like Political Science, Canadian Geography, and Ancient Greek Culture. I figured if I did enough basic courses something would catch my interest," says Plett.

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Alexandra Koslock at the Rally for Refuge

Rally for Refuge - Rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement

MSC News  •  2018.07.17 @ 8:30 AM

by Alexandra Koslock

Rally for Refuge was a thought in my mind, that I wasn't sure would ever blossom. A few weeks ago I saw pictures, videos, and articles in the media about children being imprisoned in detention centers in the United States, and I felt a deep sense of responsibility in these moments.

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Dustin Unrau (left) and Jackson Nahayo developed a deep friendship while tree-planting in BC eight years ago.

First book by alumnus deepens understanding and friendship

Community & Alumni  •  2018.07.11 @ 12:40 PM

A CMU alumnus recently celebrated the publication of his first book.

Dustin Unrau (OT '05, CMU '09) is the author of Nahayo: They Left Me for Dead. The book tells the life story of Unrau's friend, Jackson Nahayo, who immigrated to Canada after surviving horrific violence, only to return to his home country years later to start a medical clinic.

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