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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, December 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Jazz Vesper Service

Saturday, January 20, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

The idea that Mennonites moved across the Russian Empire as settlers is not new. However, recognition that Mennonites frequently colonized land belonging to Muslims has rarely been incorporated into historical analysis. This public lecture will explore that little known history.

Friday, February 9, 2018 (all day) to Sunday, February 11, 2018 (all day)

The Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship (ICPF) conference began in 1948 at Goshen College and represents the peace societies and other peace and justice interested students of Mennonite and affiliated colleges/universities in Canada and the United States. Each year, students organize and host a rotating conference that brings students together to learn from their diverse university experiences.

The February 9-11, 2018 conference hopes to engage not only students, but also members from the surrounding community on the topic of Restorative Justice.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Don Saliers

Grebel is pleased to welcome Donald E. Saliers as the 2018 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. Don will offer a public lecture titled, "Psalms in a Difficult Time: the Rhythms of Doxology and Lament," on Thursday, February 15th.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

David Weaver-Zercher is the guest lecturer for the 2017-18 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies. His lecture will focus on the social history of the Martyrs Mirror. David will also take part in a panel discussion on Amish, Mennonites, and the media.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a panel discussion with Dr. David Weaver-Zercher, Sherri Klassen, Katie Steckly, Sam Steiner, Johnny Wideman, and moderator Dr. Marlene Epp

The panel, “Mennonites and the Media: Telling Mennonite Stories Today,” will grapple with the following questions:

  • What is it like to be a creator of Mennonite media content today?
  • What are the challenges of telling Mennonite stories?
  • Who gets to tell Mennonite stories?
  • How do we respond when the “non-Mennonite media” gets it “wrong”?

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Multimedia Videos

watch past lectures

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