‘Canadian Mennonite’ appoints executive editor

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Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service Inc. has appointed Will Braun executive editor of Canadian Mennonite, effective Nov. 1. He succeeds Virginia A. Hostetler, who is retiring after more than five years in the role.

“Canadian Mennonite magazine must evolve,” said Braun of the Mennonite Church Canada publication and digital news service where he has worked as senior writer since 2012. “I love that challenge.”

Publisher Tobi Thiessen is happy that Braun will build on his thoughtful coverage of a variety of topics and challenges Mennonites face around the world.

“Will asks tough questions and pursues journalism that is important to our faith community, while making space for people with widely divergent views,” she said. “Canadian Mennonite’s mission is to foster dialogue on issues facing Mennonites in Canada. In an era of polarization, he will ensure this magazine continues to be a forum for dialogue.”

Prior to joining Canadian Mennonite, Braun was co-founder, co-editor and co-publisher of Geez magazine, a quarterly, ad-free, print magazine about social justice, art and activism for people at the fringes of faith in Canada and the United States.

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