The story of Canada’s conscientious Objectors of the Second World War.
A Concert of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, featuring choirs, gamelan, and an original composition titled “Earth Peace” by Carol Ann Weaver, Professor Emerita of Music.
If you are a Global Mennonite Peace Building Conference participant, your ticket to this event is included with your registration.
Mennonites are known across the globe for their historic peace positions and, more recently, for proactive conflict transformation and peacebuilding activity. This conference and festival will bring together academics, practitioners, artists, and church workers from around the world, to dialogue and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, challenges, and opportunities in varied international settings, past and present.
On the island of Bali, Indonesia the idea of community and the spirit of interaction are highly valued and extend to music-making. Being an aural/oral tradition, repertoire—from ritual pieces to modern compositions, instrumental or dance—is learned through imitation and repetition, by listening and watching (i.e., without the use of notation). Students experience this communal process of creating a unified sound on a gamelan semara dana (one of several types of gamelan found in Bali) consisting of gongs, metallophones, drums, and flutes.
Can Mennonite literature move beyond its longstanding preoccupation with cultural identity?
Join editor Robert Zacharias and contributors Hildi Froese Tiessen, Paul Tiessen, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Ann Hostetler, Jeff Gundy, and Royden Loewen for an evening of conversation.
This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement. Iraqi Kurdistan
(northern Iraq) hosts a diverse group of people brought together in a very small geographical area. This region is home to the Iraqi Kurds, Syrian Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrian Christians, and Iraqi Arabs who have offered their stories in this exhibit.
Until April 2017
New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:
“Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”
During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories.