Abendmusik Advent Vespers – November 2016

by Webmaster on November 11, 2016

Abendmusik Advent Vespers November 2016 postcard

Please join us at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of choral music for the Advent season. See maps and links to driving directions on the “Hear us sing” page.

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 7:30 pm, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 7:30 pm, Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver, BC

You can add appointments to your calendar application by downloading the ICS file for Nov. 26 & 27.

Potluck dinner & lecture featuring Julianne Funk

by Webmaster on August 10, 2016

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. (after potluck dinner @ 6:00 p.m.) in the Menno Simons Centre

Dr. JULIANNE E. FUNK, Ph.D. (University of Zurich) on “Sowing Trust in Minefields: Faith-based peace & reconciliation in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sowing Trust in Minefields: Faith-based peace & reconciliation in Bosnia & Herzegovina Watch the streaming video of the lecture and slideshow (720p MOV file, 1.2GB, 41 minutes).

Alternative religious responses to ethnic conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Faith-based peace and reconciliation Religion is often accused of intolerance towards other religions and, consequently, religious diversity in a society is assumed to be a cause for crisis, instability, and even armed violence. Yet religious faith also serves as a basis of shared values and a motivator for reconciliation and mutual understanding for many believers. Using examples from post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, Julianne Funk (University of Zurich), will explore this dynamic according to her qualitative empirical research and a set of faith-based peace-building methods. Given current public opinion about Islam, this research is notable in its emphasis on Muslim peacemakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Julianne Funk is a peace scholar-practitioner specializing on Bosnia and Herzegovina. She divides her time between teaching at the University of  Zurich (in political science and religious studies) and working for local NGOs in the former Yugoslavia. Currently she is coordinating the project “Trauma, Memory and Healing in the Balkans and Beyond” for TPO Foundation in Sarajevo. Julianne received her PhD and MA (social sciences, peace and con?ict studies) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and her BA (theology) from Wheaton College in the US. Her recent research and publications include the themes of lived religion, Bosnian Islam, suživot (coexistence), trauma and healing.

NOTE: You can also listen to Dr. Funk’s lecture as a podcast (audio-only) using the MP3 audio embedded below.

Potluck Dinner & Lecture featuring Dr. Paul Martens

July 9, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, you are invited to a talk entitled Neo-Anabaptism is Dead; Long Live Neo-Anabaptism given by Dr. Paul Martens (TH.M, Regent; PhD Notre Dame), Associate Professor of Religion (Ethics) at Baylor University. Paul, a former MSC Residence Coordinator with his wife Candace has co-edited several collections of John Howard Yoder’s writings […]

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Why apply to live at Menno? Watch our promo video!

March 13, 2016

We are now accepting applications for Summer (May 2016-August 2016) and Fall/Winter (Sept. 2016 – April 2017). Watch our 5-minute introductory video about the Menno Simons Centre, featuring interviews with the Residence Coordinators as well as current and former residents. You’ll also hear from a Residence Assistant (RA) about what makes our student residence near UBC […]

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Spring 2016 e-newsletter

March 2, 2016

Read our Spring 2016 e-newsletter from the Abendmusik Vesper Choir and Menno Simons Centre, which was circulated by e-mail on March 2nd. If you would like to receive our next e-newsletter in the fall, sign up on our Sign up for the PCDA mailing list.

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Abendmusik Lent Vespers – March 2016

February 2, 2016

Please join us at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of Choral Music for the Lenten Season. See maps and links to driving directions on the “Hear us sing” page. NOTE: we’re starting 30 minutes earlier than usual – you won’t want to miss the beginning of the service! Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Abbotsford at Emmanuel […]

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Fall 2015 e-newsletter

November 22, 2015

Read our Fall 2015 e-newsletter featuring photos and quotes from residents and our Advent Abendmusik Vesper Choir postcard. You can read even more testimonials from students in response to the question, “In my life, Menno is/has …”

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Abendmusik Advent Vespers – November 2015

November 4, 2015

Please join us at 8:00 p.m. for an hour of Choral Music for the Advent Season. Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Abbotsford at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mt. Lehman Road. Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Vancouver at Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street (1 block north of West 41st Avenue, between MacDonald and Dunbar). See maps and […]

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Summer BBQ @ MSC for Alumni & Supporters

August 3, 2015

On Saturday, August 22nd, we’re having a summer BBQ at the Menno Simons Centre for alumni and supporters of the PCDA! Come meet old friends and make new ones who have been positively impacted by the ministry of the Menno Simons Centre! The evening will also feature stories from past and present residents and a PCDA presentation […]

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Spiritual Formation at The Inn by Jon Epps

July 17, 2015

On Thursday, July 30th at 7:30pm in the chapel of at 4000 West 11th Avenue all are welcome to join us for a presentation by Jon Epps, Director of the Inn Ministries, Presbyterian Church, Bellingham, Washington about their 40-year University student ministry. Thomas and Cara Bergen will also make a short presentation on the role […]

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