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CMU remembers the legacy of Menno Wiebe

CMU remembers the legacy of Menno Wiebe

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 1:36 PM

After years of health struggles, Menno Wiebe died on January 5 at the age of 88 surrounded by family and loved ones. Wiebe, a family man, anthropologist, justice advocate, poet, gardener, and founder of what is now called Indigenous-Settlers Relations, was an important figure in the history of the CMU community.

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Remembering the legacy of former CMBC President John H. Neufeld

Remembering the legacy of former CMBC President John H. Neufeld

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 1:36 PM

On January 11, John H. Neufeld, former President and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at CMBC (from 1984-1997), passed away after many years of battling a series of severe health crises. Being the last long-term president before CMU became a university, Neufeld's presence and passion was a formative force that helped prepare the way for furthering the quality of education in what is now the CMU community.

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John Longhurst, 2021 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award recipient for the Advancement of Interreligious Understanding

Alumnus receives Lieutenant-Governor's Award for advancing interreligious understanding

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 1:45 PM

On February 16, John Longhurst received the Lieutenant-Governor's Award for the Advancement of Interreligious Understanding, an annual honour presented to a Manitoban who embodies understanding between religious groups.

Longhurst graduated in 1979 from Mennonite Brethren Bible College, one of CMU's predecessor colleges, and was CMU's Director of Communications from 2005-09. He has been a freelance faith columnist and reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press since 2003. Two years ago, he initiated a project to increase religion coverage at the Free Press, one of the reasons he has earned this award.

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Sunday@CMU

Sunday@CMU: February 2021

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, February 7, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: Virtues for the Pandemic

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing a series of meditations from Delmar Epp, Associate Professor of Psychology at CMU. Delmar has taught at CMU since 2000, including courses in child development, social psychology, and the psychology of motivation. Throughout this series, he will use the lens of positive psychology to explore how we can survive, and even thrive, during difficult times.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Episode 2: Polarization

Posted in Audio  •  Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

The gap between "us" and "them" seems to be getting wider. Professional mediator Sandy Koop Harder says we need to shift the goal of conversations from agreement to understanding. Editor and journalist Will Braun practices these ideas by moving toward people with opposing beliefs.

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