Tuesday, June 13, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
In the midst of CMU's winter semester, 15 students and several faculty and staff members gathered at Camp Assiniboia near Headingley, MB for the ministry inquiry retreat. Amidst times of worship, prayer, and individual silent reflection, students had the chance to hear from each other and from experienced pastors and leaders in ministry. They ate together, spent time outside at the camp, and closed the weekend by sharing communion.
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?
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 @ 5:37 PM
Don't just talk about whose land you're on. Do something about it. Featuring Christy Anderson, CMU Indigenous Engagement Advisor.
Theme Music: Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345 Ft: Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, Alex Beroza
Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
Theme: "Who do I say that I am?" Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Marnie Klassen. She is a CMU alumna who graduated in 2021 with an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Theology. Throughout this series of meditations, Marnie explores what we can learn about Jesus from his many I AM statements in the Gospel of John.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 @ 2:16 PM
CMU is pleased to announce new placements within its senior administration team with Charlie Peronto as the Dean of Student Life and John Unger as the Vice President, Administration & Finance.
Charlie Peronto – Effective July 1, Peronto will begin as Dean of Student Life. This follows exemplary work as Director, Student Life in 2020-21. Peronto previously served as CMU Residence Director for six years. Earlier work as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Steinbach MB Church and as Seniors and Indigenous Peoples Activity Coordinator with the Churchill Regional Health Authority also prepared Peronto for this role, given involvement with young adults and others coming from diverse backgrounds and faith homes.
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.
Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 10:33 AM
The challenges of a global pandemic have highlighted the quality of education offered by CMU. Below, seven CMU faculty members reflect on courses they taught in fall 2020 amidst the challenges and complexities of COVID-19.
Rachel Krause, Assistant Professor of Biology
Introduction to Global Health
Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Assuming a new position teaching theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan and his family arrived in Winnipeg in October 2020 after a move, during the pandemic, from their home in Boston, MA. Growing up in the religious context of Pondicherry, a former French colony in southeast India, Boopalan was raised by his mother, a nurse and Hindu convert to Christianity, and his father, a lab technician and preacher, who together attended the "Bakht Singh Assemblies," a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic indigenous (that is, without foreign missionary history) church movement. Describing the religious atmosphere of his upbringing, Boopalan states that "there was an interesting mix of theological influences that combined pietist, holiness, and charismatic movements. Services were four hours and included plenty of music played with indigenous Indian instruments and would always end in a love feast cooked by church members and shared sitting around mats on the floor."
Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 9:01 AM
Despite all the uncertainty and obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, CMU is committed to working towards a bright future by continuing to deliver quality programming and education. This has included appointing John Balsillie as Vice President, Administration and Finance.
Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 11:48 AM
Dr. John Derksen, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, has taught at MSC since 2000.
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