Sunday@CMU: June 2023
Sunday, June 4, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
Title: Reflections From the Road
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from CMU alumna Erika Enns Rodine, Minister at Altona Mennonite Church. In this new series of meditations, she's using religious billboard messages on the highways of Southern Manitoba as springboards into theological exploration and biblical conversation.
Breaking barriers: CMU alumnus defends doctoral dissertation on disability theology
Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
Daniel Rempel is smiling from ear to ear.
Having successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland just a week before the Zoom interview for this story, Rempel was visually, and rightfully, excited to share on his research on the often-overlooked field of disability theology.
CMU alumna transforms dream for justice through peace program
Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 10:30 AM
CMU alumna Odelia Duffus wanted to be a lawyer after she graduated high school. Six years later, she's liaising with the court—but not in the role she expected.
Duffus is a mediator and caseworker with Mediation Services, a Winnipeg-based organization offering conflict resolution and training to workplaces, families, and communities. She wants to make a safer and more just future for all people involved in conflict, by navigating it in ways alternative to conventional punishment. Through mediation, she acts as a neutral third party that hears each side's perspective and helps create an agreement that benefits everyone and an appropriate solution.
CMU alum recontextualizes art song through queer, ecological lens
Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 1:18 PM
At first glance, it may not seem like music, climate justice, and queerness would cross career paths. But Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) alum Anna Bigland-Pritchard has built a life that weaves together these strands.
The 30-year-old soprano lives in Victoria, BC, where she divides her time between studying under renowned soprano Nancy Argenta, managing marketing at Vancouver Bach Choirs, directing music ministry at Oak Bay United Church, and teaching through her small business, ABP Music Studio. She also dedicates time to advocating for climate justice and facilitating workshops on eco-mindfulness, which she has done for institutions like KAIROS, University of Toronto, and CMU.
Sunday@CMU: January 2023
Sunday, January 1, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
Title: Reflections on Five Parables of Jesus
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from CMU alumnus Kenny Wollmann, a teacher and member of Baker Hutterite Community. In this series of meditations, he reflects on what Jesus' parables tell us about the Kingdom of God, in keeping with the Hutterite liturgical tradition of studying the gospel stories of Jesus' life and ministry in the season between Epiphany and Easter.
Two CMU alumni prove the value of creative veterinary care
Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 10:51 AM
The first veterinary college was created in response to a cattle plague decimating southern France in the middle of the 18th century. Though microbiology had not yet been established as a concrete area of study, the first veterinary scientists worked tirelessly in search of a remedy, and within a few years, the plague was controlled, the cattle population was revived, and France resumed economic stability.
Peace Beyond Policing: Kristen Wiltshire
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 8:31 AM
What's peace in a society where social systems can do harm to the people they are meant to serve? Jonas catches up with Kristen Wiltshire (CMU '14) on her work in family and social services.
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Sunday@CMU: October 2022
Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
Theme: Lament and Praise in the Christian Life
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from CMU alumna Kim Stoesz. Kim is the pastor of community care at McIvor Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation in Winnipeg. In this series of meditations, she reflects on lament and praise in the life of a Jesus follower.
Alumnus explores the relationship between art and commerce in daring new novel
Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 4:11 PM
In 2017, André Forget was asked by friend and collaborator Joel Peters (CMU, 2011) to write a short story about a fictitious underwater organ. The only rule was to keep the story around 2,000 words. Forget ended up writing a 10,000-word academic dissertation about the mythical instrument, which he named the hydroöganon. Complete with invented scholars debating each other's theses and extensive details as to the engineering of the instrument, the story, originally titled The Lower Registers, served as the impetus for writing his debut novel In the City of Pigs, published by Dundurn Press in the summer of 2022.
Sunday@CMU: August 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
Theme: The Parables of the Prodigal Son
During the spring and summer, we are looking back on this year of Sunday@CMU. This month, we are rebroadcasting meditations by Aaron Thiessen, CMU alumnus and Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at River East Church in Winnipeg, MB. Throughout this series, Aaron examines the parable of the Prodigal Son from a different interpretation each week, allowing it to shake our expectations and see from a new perspective.