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Monday, May 15, 2017 — 8:30 AM to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT
Sites of Nonresistance.

War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war.  This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance.

These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — 8:00 AM EDT to Saturday, November 10, 2018 — 5:00 PM EST
The World Remembers

In fall 2018, the Archives Gallery will again be a display location for "The World Remembers." Every day from September 12-November 11, 2018 the names of 1,033,167 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War who lost their lives from 1918-1922 will be displayed at more than 60 locations around the world.

The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, reconciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
The Eagle and the Condor - From Standing Rock with Love, a film by Kahsto'sera'a Paulette Moore.

Grebel is co-hosting the Waterloo film premiere of The Eagle and the Condor - From Standing Rock with Love with the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre at St. Paul's University College.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ellen McAteer, soprano
Thursday, October 18, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
Painting of André Trocmé and photo of professor Alicia Batten

The 2018 Benjamin Eby Lecture features Professor Alicia Batten, presenting "Memory, Identity, and the Sermon on the Mount: The Case of André Trocmé."

Friday, October 19, 2018 — 7:30 PM to Saturday, October 20, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Empowered women preach logo

Come be empowered at this two-day conference with a variety of speakers, exploring how the pulpit supports Spirit-filled women who are encouraged and equipped to proclaim Christ for the renewal of their local church.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (all day) to Thursday, December 20, 2018 (all day)
Blue and white porcelain birds made by Soheila Esfahani

Soheila Esfahani

This exhibition features the work of artist and cultural translator Soheila Esfahani. As an Iranian Canadian, Soheila has lived in what she calls a “negotiated third space” and her artwork emerges from her reflections on this experience.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Michael Wood Trio

This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
Sing for Water

At this public event, Jane Ramseyer Miller, Artistic Director of One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s GLBTA chorus and Artistic Director for GALA Choruses, will lead us in singing and reflection. She will inspire us to give thanks for the gift of water that is fundamental for all of life, and will challenge us to commit to the fair and just care of water for all people. Opening and welcome by Blue Sky Singers, a group of First Nations singers. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Lori Gemmell

Harpist Lori Gemmell and tenor James McLean will perform a selection of classical music.  This concert features French songs by Debussy, Faure and Tournier, British Folk songs by Benjamin Britten, and Glen Buhr's setting of Tolkien's epic Tale of Tinuviel.

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Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.