2023 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures with Dr. Dr. Gary K. Waite (videos)
Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 9:57 AM
These interconnected lectures foreground the neglected role played by Dutch Mennonites in the development of new ideas in theology, scripture interpretation, social and religious organization, the promotion of religious toleration, and in technology, science, and philosophy.
Lectures reveal Mennonite contributions to Dutch society in 16th-17th centuries
Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 8:43 AM
Dr. Gary K. Waite will be challenging stereotypes of Mennonites throughout history at the 2023 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).
Waite is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He will give two lectures addressing "The Neglected Role of Dutch Mennonite Innovators in the Scientific Revolution and Early Enlightenment" on Thursday, March 9.
2023 Scientist in Residence Presentations with Dr. Francis Su (Videos)
Friday, February 3, 2023 @ 2:02 PM
Dr. Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and former president of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award. His research in geometric combinatorics includes many papers co-authored with undergraduates.
CMU welcomes Professor Francis Su as Scientist in Residence of 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 1:12 PM
"How can mathematics connect to our deepest human longings, such as for beauty and for truth?" "What can we do to move towards making STEM spaces more just, where the dignity of each human being is valued?"
These are some of the key questions Professor Francis Su asks in his work, which he will explore as the Scientist in Residence at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on February 2-3, 2023.
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.
2022 CSOP Lecture Series - Choosing Love in the Wake of Wounding (videos)
Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 10:00 PM
with Dr. Johonna McCants-Turner, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo
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.
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?
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.
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?