WINNIPEG, Man. — It seemed like an inoffensive gesture for the House of Commons to initiate a Mennonite Heritage Week, but reaction from Mennonites has been split, with some concerned the recognition goes against traditional aspirations such as diversity and humility.
BRANTFORD, Ont. — How do you repair a disaster 142 years in the making? For Mennonite Disaster Service Canada and Mennonite Central Committee, it will happen one desk, one table and one bench at a time.
Fifty-seven years ago, a young Mennonite author published a book that turned the Canadian Mennonite world upside down.
More than 12,500 refugees have been resettled in Canada by Mennonite Central Committee since it negotiated a historic agreement with the government on March 5, 1979. The agreement established the framework for private agencies to sponsor more than 327,000 refugees for resettlement to Canada in the past 40 years.