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“Both despair and hope have come to life for me in deeper ways” Read our interview with Kari Miller about her experience at COP26 in Glasgow earlier this month. She shares how powerful civil society can be and what she believes the church can and must do in the current climate crisis. https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/article/12536-both-despair-and-hope-have-come-to-life-for-me-in-deeper-ways Bill C-15 ‘a tangible win’ for...

November 24, 2021November 24, 2021by
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Keynote speakers chosen for Youth Gathering 2022  Christine Kampen Robinson and Christy Anderson will speak at Amplify!, Mennonite Church Canada’s nationwide youth gathering at Camp Valaqua, from July 31 to August 4, 2022. Robinson is director of practicum at Canadian Mennonite University and Anderson is completing her PhD in Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Together...

November 18, 2021November 18, 2021by
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COP26 a chance to cultivate our garden  Read the article.Kari Miller, who attends Home Street Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, is currently attending COP26 in Glasgow as part of her work with A Rocha Manitoba. Read her reflection for Mennonite Church Canada, on how she thinks the conference isn’t the end of the story, but an...

November 11, 2021November 11, 2021by
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INDIGENOUS-SETTLER RELATIONS Pray for COP26 Climate Conference and Indigenous inclusion Indigenous peoples are on the forefront of both experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change, and resisting the drivers of global heating. As nation leaders gather in Glasgow, Scotland, (Oct. 31-Nov. 12), pray for Indigenous representatives as they struggle to make their way to the conference and have their voices heard. If COP26...

November 4, 2021November 4, 2021by
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God’s Green Church: Becoming a Creation Care Congregation Wondering what to do about climate change and other environmental problems? This resource provides step-by-step ideas, resources, and links for congregations to take creation care action across the activities of church life. Created by senior environmental studies students at The King’s University in Edmonton, it is tailored...

October 27, 2021October 27, 2021by
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International Witness Sunday on Oct. 24 – Note giving needs As you prepare to celebrate International Witness Sunday on October 24, please prayerfully consider giving generously. Giving for International Witness has been slower this year than expected and your help is greatly appreciated. Designate your gift to a specific program or to International Witness where...

October 20, 2021October 20, 2021by
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INDIGENOUS-SETTLER RELATIONS Prayer for Gidimit’en land protectors, MCBC group opposes pipeline dev’t Near Houston, B.C., the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation are trying to protect the Wedzin Kwa River from the Coastal Gaslink pipeline project. They have occupied a drilling site and have invited allies – including Mennonite Church Canada partner Christian Peacemaker Teams – to help defend their land. Please pray for peace as...

October 13, 2021October 13, 2021by
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INDIGENOUS-SETTLER RELATIONS National Day for Truth and Reconciliation an opportunity for church to confess and strive for justice Sept 30th marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a time to honour lost children and survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools and day schools, which were run by churches. The legacy of harm done...

October 7, 2021October 7, 2021by
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Prayers for Unist’ot’en  Pray for Unist’ot’en Camp where Indigenous peoples are working tirelessly to exercise their jurisdiction as construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline escalates.  The pipeline is being built through Wet’suwet’en territory despite the fact that all five Hereditary Chiefs have unanimously opposed its construction.  Allegra Friesen Epp will be returning to Unist’ot’en from Sept. 16-Oct. 6, as part of...

September 23, 2021September 23, 2021by
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International Witness Sunday on Oct. 24 focuses on Vision, Hope and Healing Mennonite Church Canada invites congregations across its nationwide community of faith to celebrate International Witness Sunday on October 24, 2021. The focus of this year’s celebration is on experiencing God’s call, drawing inspiration from the Mennonite Church Canada denominational “Vision: Healing and Hope” statement....

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