Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Lecture on Trump and the Middle East. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East invites you to a lecture by acclaimed international journalist Robert Fisk. Dr. Fisk has been based in Beirut since 1976. His lecture, “Tweets and Deals of the Century” focuses on current US politics and the chaos it has brought to the Middle East, especially in relation to Israel and the Palestinians. The lecture, to be followed by a Q & A panel, will be held on Mon, Nov, 7 to 9 p.m. at Broadway First Baptist Church, 790 Honeyman Ave., Wpg.   Discount advance tickets are available at the CJPME website (www.cjpme.org). Tickets at the door – students: $15, non-students $20.  This event is co-sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, Mennonite Church Manitoba Working Group on Palestine and Israel, and other local peace organizations.

The Menno Office offers community and pastoral care to students and staff at the University of Manitoba. It is operated by the Inter-Mennonite Chaplaincy Association (IMCA), a joint ministry of the EMC, EMMC and MCM. Come to our Annual General Meeting on Wed, Nov 13 at 12noon at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship (150 Bayridge Ave) to meet the chaplain and some of the students, and enjoy a meal together.

This Christmas make “Peace on Earth” by sharing olive oil products from the land of Jesus’ birth. Mennonite Church Manitoba’s working group on Palestine and Israel invites individuals and mission groups to nurture peace education, prayer, and action by purchasing fair trade traditional gifts from the West Bank. The “Peace Box” is specially assembled for gifting to family and friends. Each box contains ten 750mL bottles of quality, extra virgin olive oil, four packets of delicious za’atar herb mix, and four bars of traditional artisan-made 100% olive oil soap bars. Your purchase helps Palestinians earn livelihoods in an economic system stacked against them. Learn more and order your Peace Box from Zatoun, Fair Trade Olive Oil from Palestine at https://zatoun.com/product/zatoun-peace-box/.

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