Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry:
Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together
How can North Americans come to terms with the lamentable clash between indigenous and settler cultures, faiths, and attitudes toward creation? Showcasing a variety of voices both traditional and Christian, native and non-native "Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry" offers up alternative histories, radical theologies, and poetic, life-giving memories that can unsettle our souls and work toward reconciliation.
This book is intended for all who are interested in healing historical wounds of racism, stolen land, and cultural exploitation. Essays on land use, creation, history, and faith appear among poems and reflections by people across ethnic and religious divides. The writers do not always agree in fact, some are bound to raise readers' defenses. But they represent the hard truths that we must hear before reconciliation can come.
“Superb! For centuries our misunderstandings and conflicts
have accumulated . . . In this book the issues are opened, offering
information, insights, and resolutions that amaze our usual
thinking. Read it carefully; with a prayer for understanding.”
—Rudy Wiebe, novelist, co-author with Yvonne Johnson of
Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman
“This invaluable collection calls us to decolonize theology and interrogate how the logics of settler colonialism have infused Christianity. At the same time, it refuses the temptation to replace one metanarrative with another.” —Andrea Smith, author of Native Americans and the Christian Right
“Steve Heinrichs has edited a courageous and urgent book. The voices that speak here sound from outside the theopolitical, social-economic domination system of our society. The book is an invitation to rethink both policy and attitude. Attention must be paid!” —Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
Please Pass the Faith:
The Art of Spiritual Grandparenting
By 2030, almost one-third of North Americans will be over age 65. How will this affect the church? Author Elsie Rempel believes that the swelling ranks of new seniors represent a huge spiritual resource. In Please Pass the Faith she draws from real life and from Christian formation experts in helping seniors and other adults foster relationships with children and youth. She also offers practical ideas for integrating children and youth into church life-all the while nurturing one's own spiritual life as an elder.
Also see related 15-minute Church Matters podcast.
Also see related 15-minute "Shaping Families" MennoMedia podcast.
"Mennonite Church Canada Formation is celebrating. We are pleased to announce the publication of Please Pass the Faith: The Art of Spiritual Grandparenting by Elsie Rempel, Formation Consultant. Using stories, personal experiences and theological reflection, Elsie shares her wisdom about how grandparents (whether biological or honorary) can pass on the faith. In the process, seniors will discover that their faith can in turn be shaped by the young people in their lives. This timely new book, published in partnership with MennoMedia, encourages older adults to embrace their role as sages, mentors, and guides. I recommend this highly accessible resource for group study and personal enrichment" -- Dave Bergen, Executive Minister, Mennonite Church Canada Formation
2013 Witness Worker Update:
Up-to-date information on Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers.
Available upon request.
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2013 Global Leadership Summit:
August 8-9, & October 24-25, 2013
Mennonite Church Canada invites its pastors, lay leaders, educators, business leaders, and interested individuals to participate in this unique event.
Mennonite Church Canada, in partnership with MAX Canada Insurance and Willow Creek Canada, again invites you to attend the 2013 Global Leadership Summit (GLS) presented in over 20 locations across the country.
Thanks to our supporting partners, Mennonite Church Canada has again negotiated an exclusive
$99 registration fee (taxes included) for participants -
This offer is available for up to 50 persons affiliated with a Mennonite Church Canada congregation. To learn more about the Global Leadership Summit, locations, and 2013 teaching faculty, visit here.
To qualify for the discounted $99 registration fee, you must register via Mennonite Church Canada's registration site. Please note that you must click on the button “Submit and Pay Now” at the end of the process to complete your registration. This system will take you through the process step-by-step.
What Mennonite Church Canada participants have said about past Summits:
"A good opportunity for me to invite business [and other] leaders in my congregation."
"...I can't recall another time when I sat in a dimly lit room for two days watching video, and not once felt myself get drowsy. The presentations were that good!!"
Consider attending the Global Leadership Summit as a fall-kick-off for pastors, lay leaders, educators, business leaders, and other interested individuals in your congregation. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this special opportunity.
Karen Martens Zimmerly
Mennonite Church Canada
Being a Faithful Church Bundle (2009-2012):
Documents 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.1
This paper includes 5 parts:
- Part 1: Testing the spirits in the Midst of Hermeneutical Ferment - March 2009
- Part 2: “Peace Church” as “Pacifist Church” - July 2010
- Part 3: A Plan to Discern Faithfulness on Matters of Sexuality - July 2011
- Part 4: Using the Bible in Helpful and Unhelpful Ways - July 2012
- Part 4.1: Exercising Our Interpretive Muscles: Testing our Interpretive Framework - September 2012
Leap in Faith:
Glimpses of Spirituality and Beliefs
Discover eight faith traditions, all now common in Canada.
Watch the entire video or break it into faith chapters with discussion after each.
Invite representatives of each tradition to take you beyond the introductions found in Leap in Faith.
Understand differences and discover similarities.
Share in wishes for peace and compassion for all.
Public Performance Rights Included.
Odette Mukole L Mukanzo
Odette landed in Montreal,Canada in 2000. Her great-grandfather was a Mennonite. Today she lives in Winnipeg and helps other newcomers adjust to life in Canada. You don't have to have a certain kind of surname, eat specific ethnic foods, or dress a certain way to be a Mennonite.