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2022 J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series - Picturing the Bible: How Artists Tell the Story (videos)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 5:35 PM

Contrary to what is often assumed, both Christians and Jews made pictorial art for their worship spaces no later than the early second century CE and have continued to do so through history. From the first, these artworks were never simply decorative but drew upon stories from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. As such, they served and still serve an exegetical and even theological purpose and not simply an illustrative one.

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2022 CSOP Lecture: "Choosing Love in the Wake of Wounding"

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 10:45 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will host its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) lecture on June 16 at 7:30 PM in Marpeck Commons. Acclaimed professor, activist, and thought-leader Dr. Johonna McCants-Turner will give this year's public lecture.

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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?

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2020 CSOP Lecture - The Myth of Religious Violence

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 8:56 PM

Dr. William Cavanaugh is an American, Roman Catholic theologian known widely for his work in political theology and Christian ethics. He serves as Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University and as the Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. He is the author of seven books, including The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict and Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World. Cavanaugh lectures widely and his writings have been published in 12 languages.

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Announcing the 2020 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures: What if Mennonites Had Never Left the Netherlands?

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 3:53 PM

What if the 16th-century Dutch and North-German ancestors of so many North American Mennonites had decided not to flee their homes? What if they had not scattered, and not been variously shaped by atrocities like those of tsarist Russian tyranny, communist revolution, or Nazi war? What would Mennonites be like today if they had never left the Netherlands?

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Astrophysicist is CMU’s 2020 Scientist in Residence

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Deborah Haarsma (PhD) is no stranger to frontier work. She has studied galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Privately, her research in astrophysics takes her to the very edge of human knowledge and comprehension.

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Rev'd Dr. David Widdicombe Lecture (video)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 7:54 PM

In the face of historical emergencies, societies are always being invited to reconsider priorities and possibilities. Climate change is here—whether catastrophic or not, climate change is here.

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2019 J.J. Thiessen Lectures with Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford (videos)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

With Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL 

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Theology for a Climate Emergency: CMU to host public lecture by Rev'd Dr. David Widdicombe

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 1:28 PM

What theological tools do we really have, for thinking about a climate crisis? What responsibilities do individual churches have amidst the current emergency? What historical Christian perspectives might we be able to retrieve, in order to resist certain dominant scientific or technological assumptions of our time?

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Winnipeg’s meth crisis: community-based responses needed NOW

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 6:45 PM

The drug methamphetamine is running rampant in Winnipeg and it affects everyone, from families to workplaces to public spaces. The city urgently needs community-based action, and several organizations are uniting to bring it about.

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