Following Jesus Together as Anglicans and Mennonites - April 6, 2019


Saturday, April 6, 2019

This event has been cancelled. If you are interested in a future workshop, please contact ALW.


9:00 AM-4:00 PM


W-K United Mennonite Church (Waterloo, ON) and Church of the Holy Saviour (Waterloo, ON)

NOTE: the workshop will begin at Church of the Holy Saviour at 9:00am

(33 Allen Street East, Waterloo)

Logo of Renison University College*This is one of two collaborative workshops for Mennonites and Anglicans, as a local expression of the national dialogue between the two denominations (see this article for more information). This workshop scheduled, for April 6, 2019, will be hosted by ALW and is co-sponsored by Renison Institute of Ministry. It is planned by Anglicans and Mennonites but is open to all. The other workshop, scheduled for November 10, 2018, will be hosted by Renison Institute of Ministry (see this link for more information) and co-hosted by ALW. While planned by Anglicans and Mennonites, it is also open all.




Imagine the church as a jar of kimchi (some Canadians think of kimchi as a Korean sauerkraut). What if we spend a day as a group of Anglicans and Mennonites making kimchi, and exploring what it means to live as Christians who are as different from one another as cabbage is to garlic? This workshop involves making kimchi (no experience required) interspersed with prayer, learning activities, and discussions about how to understand and embrace diversity. How can we follow Jesus when we follow His teachings with such variety? How can Christians live in unity even while they worship and believe in many different ways? At the national level, Anglican and Mennonite theologians are engaged in an ongoing dialogue. Meanwhile, at the local level, this workshop will bring participants together in two churches across the street from each other – starting in one church and finishing in the other. A day for kimchi-making and community-making!


Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun

Headshot of Pablo Hyung Jin Kim SunPablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun: Pablo has always been interested in reconciliation.  He first had to reconcile with himself because of his own diverse cultural backgrounds – namely, the Korean, Paraguayan, and American cultures.  Pablo is also interested in the social dimension of reconciliation, especially in how immigrant communities can build trust and work together toward social justice with others in their new, but foreign communities.  After completing his undergraduate studies in Asunción, Paraguay, Pablo earned an M.A. in Intercultural Studies and an M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he met and married his wife Jinah.  During his time in Los Angeles, he served for two years as the Lead Pastor of a Korean Mennonite church.  He then earned his Th.M. at Boston College, and now, he is in his second year of a Ph.D. program at Emmanuel College (Toronto).  Although Pablo was raised Presbyterian, he became a Mennonite because of his strong conviction in the gospel of peace.

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