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.
Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.
Celebrate PACS 40th anniversary with us by experiencing some of the most compelling arts-based assignments completed by students in the program. This artwork highlights the diverse, innovative, and transformational nature of the PACS program and PACS students.
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.
In 1817, the 20 year old Franz Schubert wrote a song for voice and piano about a fish. Two years later, he created a set of variations from this delightful theme which became the 4th movement of his immortal quintet nicknamed “The Trout”. Four friends and colleagues from the KW Symphony strings section joined by Catherine Robertson on piano bring you this loved work.
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 with Aileen Friesen titled, "Muslim-Mennonite Encounters in the Russian Empire" will explore that little known history.
Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert. On Saturday, January 27th the actual competition takes place. The evening competition is open to the public. Three to four finalists will perform in front of a jury to win the honour of playing a solo with the orchestra@uwaterloo. Contestants include pianists, strings, and woodwind performers, as well as voice students.
Tuesday, February 6th - Grebel and St. Paul's Alumni in Ottawa!
Join Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement at Conrad Grebel at 6:30 p.m. for an Alumni Meet and Greet at The Canadian Tire Centre. Your $60 ticket includes Ledge seating, a hot sandwich from the carvery station, unlimited salad bar, a space to mingle with other alumni and access to a private bar area. The Ledge opens 90 minutes before game time and food will be served until the end of the first intermission. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Grade 10 Family Night
If you're in Grade 10 and planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare. Before attending this University of Waterloo event, join us at Grebel for a pizza dinner and learn about how Grebel's residence and academic programs can enhance the University of Waterloo experience!
February 22, 2018
5:15 - 6:30 pm (Dinner at Grebel)
6:30 - 8:30 pm (Main Campus Information Session)