Keyword: John and Margaret Friesen Lectures
2022 John and Margaret Friesen Lecture Series "Reading Mennonite Writing Now" (videos)
Friday, March 4, 2022 @ 10:19 AM
Mennonite literary studies in North America is in a period of transition, with new scholarly avenues opening as critics respond to a fast-growing body of Mennonite fiction, poetry, and life writing. What does Mennonite literature look like today, and how can we read it most productively?
Upcoming public lecture to explore Anabaptism in Guatemala
Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
"How do we live as a transnational Mennonite community when some within the community are implicated in the harm done to others? How do we live out the authentic witness of early Anabaptism?" These are some of the questions Dr. Patricia Harms will raise at the 2019 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).
2017 J.J. Thiessen / Friesen Lecture Series (video)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:40 AM
Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 30 and 31 with a special lecture series delivered by the world's foremost scholar on Swiss Anabaptism.
The lectures explored some of the events and debates that ensued 500 years ago when Martin Luther composed 95 theses for debate in Wittenberg, drawing some conclusions for our day. Dr. C. Arnold Snyder presented the three-part series, titled, "Faith and Toleration: A Reformation Debate Revisited." Snyder, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, posed the question: Should dissenting religious beliefs be tolerated on religious principle, and toleration established as civic policy?