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Dealing with death together is better than alone

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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Face2Face | Let's Talk about Death...it won't kill you (video)

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 8:11 PM

Recorded February 11, 2019

We are often fearful of, or even repelled by, conversations about death or being in the presence of death—a reality that we and our culture tend to outsource to professionals whose job it is to cleanse and package death in sanitized ways. At the same time, our culture seems to be drawn to ghoulish obsessions involving death.

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Death: Are we afraid of it or obsessed with it?

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Four panelists who deal with death in their everyday lives will explore the different ways humans wrestle with death and how our understanding of it can change the way we live now.

"There are only two experiences that are absolute guarantees in life: birth and death. That just feels important to talk about," says David Balzer, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media at CMU and moderator of the event. "I'm going to risk something that may sound cliché, but perhaps reflecting on the meaning of death will give us a better sense of the meaning of living. I think it can." 

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‘Be open-minded about newcomers’

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 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)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Ours is a world in which millions of people flee danger and seek the possibility of new beginnings in lands and cultures foreign to their upbringing. Ours is also a world beset by various 'tribalisms' and perceptions of 'the other' whose presence for some feels unsettling. In Canada, a land of plenty, we have been gifted by, and have much to learn from the many newcomers and asylum seekers who now live, work, and study with and among us. Join in a conversation that will challenge and enrich our understanding of the neighbours that we are as we seek to foster understanding of our shared humanity.

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Face2Face | Whose Neighbour Am I? Treaty One and Mennonite Privilegium (video)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

The stories of Indigenous and Mennonite peoples are woven into larger Canadian settlement movements, even as our experiences have been vastly different.

The early 1870's witnessed agreements with the government of Canada for both people groups. In August, 1871, Treaty 1—the first of seven signed Treaties—was signed between Canada and the Anishinabek and Swampy Cree of southern Manitoba, appropriating land from Indigenous peoples in return for reserved land and opening a basis for assimilation into Canadian society.

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Experts to discuss how Indigenous and Mennonite peoples might live better together

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 8:59 AM

What might it mean for Indigenous and Mennonite peoples in Manitoba to share the land? That's one of the key questions behind an upcoming panel discussion at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

The public is invited to attend the event, titled, "Whose Neighbour Am I? Treaty One and Mennonite Privilegium." The discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.). Admission is free, and all are welcome.

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Sunday@CMU: April 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Theme (April 8-29): The Beatitudes
Speaker (April 8-29): Dale Friesen, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at Douglas Mennonite Church (Winnipeg)

Dale Friesen explores the Beatitudes in a four-part sermon series. Plus: An Easter sermon by Dr. V. George Shillington, and Face2Face On Air interviews with CMU alumni, staff, and students.

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Sunday@CMU: March 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Theme: Philippians
Speaker: Dr. Gordon Zerbe, Professor of New Testament

Gordon Zerbe explores the Epistle of Paul to the Philippians in a four-part sermon series. Plus: Face2Face On Air interviews with CMU faculty, alumni, and supporters.

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Face2Face | The Bible Tells Me So... Doesn't It? (video)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 1:23 PM

[ news release ]

Questions for Conversation

  • Where have you come from? What assumptions and convictions has your church tradition given you to understand the role of the Bible in the life of faith? How have (or do) these assumptions and convictions shaped your faith experience?YES!
  • Where are you now? What issues or challenges have your church's assumptions and convictions about Scripture opened for you? Where and how has it been hard for you to understand Scripture as the authority you thought it ought to be? What questions do you have about interpreting Scripture?

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