“May our hearts reflect the hope and generosity of the shepherds, the magi, and most of all our God, who came to us this season in Jesus Christ”
Advent greetings from Mennonite Church Canada
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Wet-suwet-ten Solidarity webinar – Learning and supporting together – Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 – 7 p.m. CST
Join Esther Kern and David Janzen (Valleyview Mennonite Church, London, Ontario), and Allegra Friesen Epp (Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg), who recently spent time in Wet’suwet’en territory in northwestern B.C. Hear stories from the frontlines of the Wet’suwet’en struggle for land sovereignty and get updates about the current situation on the ground.
“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 Indigenous rightsRead our interview with former MP Romeo Saganash and ISR director Steve Heinrichs about the passing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act this past June, a win at a time of deep mourning for Indigenous communities. https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/article/12512-bill-c-15-a-tangible-win-for-indigenous-rights
Mennonite Church Canada announces speakers and registration fees for Amplify! 2022 Christy Anderson and Christine Kampen Robinson will speak at the nationwide Youth Gathering happening next summer in Alberta at Camp Valaqua from July 31 to August 4, 2022. Read more: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/article/12491-mennonite-church-canada-announces-speakers-and-registration-fees-for-amplify-2022.
Pray for land defenders in Wet’suwet’en nation (northwest B.C.) Last week, dozens of heavily militarized RCMP raided Gidimt’en Checkpoint, where land defenders have been peacefully controlling access to the road in order to prevent Coastal GasLink from drilling under their sacred headwaters. Over 30 people have been arrested, including journalists. See video footage here (content warning: police violence). Visit https://www.yintahaccess.com/ for the latest updates.
Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery: A Litany for Churches In 2016, in response to TRC Call to Action #49 Mennonite Church Canada committed to repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery. The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group has created a litany to help the church publicly acknowledge a long, untold history and to re-imagine our life together in a new way that respects all peoples, Indigenous and Settler. Free for download through CommonWord – www.commonword.ca/go/2692.