Posts in category Workshop Resources

Social Media: a Means to Connect Glob...

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In every part of the world, more and more people have access to mobile technology, internet, and social media. These factors change how we communicate, as in real time we can connect with, support, and pray for brothers and sisters in any part of the world. We will hear stories of how MWC and churches […]

Hurt people hurt people – Satur...

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Historical harms abound throughout our world. Too often the impact of group (collective) trauma is not recognized and goes unaddressed. The wounds then come out as cycles of violence against the self or others that get passed down through the generations. What are the hurts and wounds in your community? How are they being addressed? […]

Latino Immigration in the United Stat...

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Latinos represent the largest ethnic/racial minority group in the United States. The increases in this population have stirred old anti-immigrant sentiments in communities all across the country. The church often finds itself in the middle of these tensions, trying to respond to the needs of the marginalized while addressing the concerns of the larger population. […]

Arts in the Mennonite Sphere: Walker ...

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This seminar will explore the current flowering of Mennonite fiction, poetry, memoir, and other artistic expression. One focus will be on texts and authors that critique, affirm, and, Mennonite Writers1as John Ruth once put it, wrestle with Anabaptist/Mennonite traditions and contemporary realities. Authors and texts from outside the Mennonite sphere also will serve, instruct, and […]

Liturgy, body and habitus – Fri...

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Worship and celebrating the liturgy can be understood as a public transformational act with political and ecological connotations, a reconstruction of community and restoration of creation. Essential to such an understanding is a broadened view of symbolic representation, including body, remembrance and action. Starting from Alexander Schmemann’s view of the world as sacrament, the workshop […]

Liturgy and the Transformation of Cre...

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Worship and celebrating the liturgy can be understood as a public transformational act with political and ecological connotations, a reconstruction of community and restoration of creation. Essential to such an understanding is a broadened view of symbolic representation, including body, remembrance and action. Starting from Alexander Schmemann’s view of the world as sacrament, the workshop […]

Being People of Faith Crossing Cultur...

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What does it mean to be the people of God across cultures? This workshop will include ideas and thoughts from living bi-culturally and figuring out what things like dominance, equality, valuing who you are and where you come from might look like in daily life. We will reflect on what it is like to follow […]

Standing on Holy Ground: Creating Sac...

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With conflicts and disagreements rising within our communities, this seminar offers practical and creative ideas to help stand in the midst of polarized political views and cultural differences without sacrificing our sacred calling. Relying on the collective wisdom and experience of their creativity and imaginative spirit, participants will engage in creative process, role play, and […]

From Aryanism to Multiculturalism: Me...

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Wed, 15:30, From Aryanism to Multiculturalism: Mennonite Ethnicity and German Nationalism, 1871 – Today, by Ben Waltner Goossen In 1925, Mennonite World Conference began as a forum for white, primarily German-speaking Mennonites. At the time, many members considered Anabaptism a fundamentally German religion. Developed during the rise of Hitler’s Nazi Party, such ideas often linked […]

Women Crossing Borders – Sat 15...

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This active workshop is especially designed for women keen to build bridges and connections between different backgrounds and ages. The goal will be to listen, to share and exchange, to create more understanding, and then to replicate this activity in participants’ own neigborhoods, churches or communities. This low-key format to do outreach (such as local […]