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CSOP Participant Profile: Carol McNaughton

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 4:53 PM

Carol McNaughton spent a semester in South Africa with Outtatown, Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) discipleship program, and has dedicated herself to peacebuilding ever since.

"I did Outtatown right after high school and that kind of sucked me into the Mennonite world I would say." She began working at Camp Valaqua, a Mennonite camp in Alberta, and participated in Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) programs like Serving and Learning Together, where she spent a year in Cambodia. The 25-year-old now works full-time as the Peace Program Coordinator at MCC Alberta.

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Dr. Thomas Long was a keynote presenter at CMU's fifth annual ReNew conference for ministry for pastors and people working in spiritual care

Dr. Thomas Long speaks at CMU ReNew conference

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 1:42 PM

Renowned preacher Dr. Thomas Long spoke about death, funerals, and Christian hope at Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) fifth annual ReNew conference on February 12-13. The conference provides resources for ministry for pastors and people working in spiritual care.

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CSOP Participant Profile: Andrea De Avila

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

"I found out about CSOP (Canadian School of Peacebuilding) through CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) and everyone I knew. They all said it was a great program," Andrea De Avila says.

Andrea De Avila's life story begins in Mexico. "I grew up as a Quaker and was only one in a thousand Quakers in Mexico. The faith and tradition that was passed down to me has meant a lot to me."

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Assistant Professor of Communications and Media David Balzer (left) moderates

Dealing with death together is better than alone

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

It will happen to all of us, but we don't like to talk about it.

Death and dying were the topics of conversation at the final Face2Face community discussion held at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on February 8.

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Dr. Dennis R. Venema presents to a full audience at the February 6 public lecture titled

Scripture and science: Biology professor explores evolution

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

Dr. Dennis R. Venema travels across the country engaging in conversations about how evolution and Christian faith can co-exist. While, as an Evangelical Christian, he grew up convinced that belief in evolution meant being an unfaithful, his views have shifted significantly over time.

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