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.
The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and modern compositions. First started in 2013, the ensemble led by artist-in-residence Dewa Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum is expanding its repertoire and level every term.
St. Lucia’s Day, Yi Ping, Diwali, Obon, Hanukkah, Advent and Christmas -- festivals of light. Around the world, groups have fashioned holidays, festivals, and rituals around it. With these rituals come beautiful practices. The UW Choir will explore music from India, Japan, Thailand, and Sweden as well as Canadian traditional music for Advent and Christmas. The UW Choir is directed by Dr. Gerard Yun.
"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here." JK Rowling
The orchestra@uwaterloo produces many such magical moments. Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.
This concert will feature the Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 in D Major.
Free admission, tickets available at the door.
Directed by Mark Vuorinen, this 25 voice choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s quirky cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb, set to the delightfully peculiar poetry of Christopher Smart. Organist Jan Overduin joins the choir in this program at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo. Music by Jan Sandström, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Tim Corlis, Franz Biebl and others completes the program. Tickets are available at the door.
Grebel's Peace Society is pleased to present the 2017 Make-A-Difference Market. Get in the festive spirit with Christmas shopping, food, and music. The market supports local and fair-trade vendors in the community, while raising money for a great cause.
This year we are supporting Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that provides health support for high-risk populations, and those impacted by emergencies.
Join us as we celebrate the launch of two publications, from two different authors:
11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction, by Hildi Froese Tiessen
Silentium: And Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place, and the Sacred, by Connie T, Braun
This event is sponsored by Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies
Listening is easy, and listening is difficult. In congregational ministry, in pastoral counselling, in worship settings, in spiritual direction, and in an individual’s walk with God, listening is an important skill that we can learn and re-learn. Join us for a one-day exploration of the skills and the spirituality of listening.
J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Research Scholar in Mennonite Studies, Aileen Friesen, will give a lecture titled, " Muslim-Mennonite Encounters in the Russian Empire," on January 25 at Conrad Grebel University College.
All are welcome to attend.