Friday, February 8, 2019

Monday, May 15, 2017 — 8:30 AM to Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT to Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:30
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.

Monday, January 14, 2019 (all day) to Friday, April 12, 2019 (all day) to Fri, 04/12/2019 (All day)
Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring

In this exhibit, artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context. Creating space for Indigenous wisdom to guide culture and policy is an integral part of building peace and justice.

Exhibit Launch

Friday, February 8, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Taking the Plunge: Young Adults and the Church

The 2019 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies will host Dr. Irma Fast Dueck from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg. Fast Dueck is a practical theologian whose lecture will explore the topic of young people in the Mennonite church today.

Join us for a youth panel discussion.

There has been particular interest in the experience of young adults in this past decade, particularly in light of the decline of church attendance with the implicit assumption that if the church can’t connect with young adults it is indeed in serious trouble. “Why don’t young adults go to church?” is the question put simply if not superficially. And even if they are part of the church, why aren’t they getting baptized and becoming members? This evening we will engage the wisdom of young adults as they have encountered the church with the aim of better understanding what it means to be the church together, in this time and place.

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