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Spiritual care director program seeks to fill crucial need (Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, August 8, 2023 @ 2:22 PM

A growing need for spiritual care directors in Winnipeg hospitals and faith-based personal care homes has prompted the creation of a new program at Canadian Mennonite University.

The master of arts in spiritual care is being offered in collaboration with St. Boniface Hospital and Selkirk Mental Health Centre.

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Sunday@CMU: August 2023

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, August 6, 2023 @ 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. Throughout this rebroadcast of her meditation series, she reflects on lament and praise in the life of a Jesus follower.

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CMU launches spiritual care concentration for master's program

CMU launches spiritual care concentration for master's program

Posted in News Releases  •  Tuesday, July 25, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has added a new master of arts degree to its Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (GSTM) programming. As of fall 2023, students will be able to earn a Master of Arts in Spiritual Care, in addition to the three pre-existing master's options: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.

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Jonathan Dyck (CMU '09), winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year award at the 2023 Manitoba Book Awards.

Unraveling the modern Mennonite story, one panel at a time

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, July 24, 2023 @ 11:39 AM

You may think that most books about Mennonites wouldn't dare to begin with young adults drinking, smoking, and driving a car in donuts around a church parking lot, but author Jonathan Dyck isn't so sure.

Dyck (CMU '09) is the author of the award-winning graphic novel Shelterbelts, which explores themes of Queer identity, inclusive churches, the history of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and much more, all set in the fictional, sleepy Mennonite community of Hespeler.

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CMU alumna Bethany Daman speaks at the July 12 Consider Climate, Manitoba press conference at the Manitoba Legislature. The campaign's goal is to raise the matter of climate change as an topic in the upcoming 2023 Manitoba election.

CMU alumna brings climate action into the provincial election

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, July 17, 2023 @ 10:14 AM

In 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report stating that a global average temperature increase of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels would significantly increase the severity and occurrence of extreme weather events, forever altering Earth's ecosystems.   

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