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Jonathan Dueck: A sort of homecoming

by Aaron Epp  •  Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 3:22 PM

For Dr. Jonathan Dueck (CMBC '97), Canadian Mennonite University is a dream come true.

While studying at Canadian Mennonite Bible College in the early ‘90s, Dueck and one of his fellow students wrote a series of posts on the Wittenberg Door, an on-campus forum for student discussion.

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In Cambodia, Jaymie Friesen coordinated a therapeutic photography course for women exiting the sex trade.

Jaymie Friesen: Abuse prevention and response from Cambodia to Canada

by Aaron Epp  •  Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 2:42 PM

Many young people wonder what sort of education and work to pursue after high school. For Jaymie Friesen, inspiration struck more than 12,000 kilometres away from home.

A native of Steinbach, MB, Friesen (CMU ’16) spent eight months in Cambodia in 2009, working in a rehabilitation centre for women wanting to leave the sex trade.

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Working with Christian Peacemaker Teams a profound experience for alumni

by Aaron Epp  •  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Lisa Martens (CMBC ‘00) recalls what it was like being in Iraq when U.S. forces invaded the country in 2003. She remembers speaking with a man whose house was cracked because his neighbour’s home had been bombed.

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Joanne Epp: Writing to find home

by Aaron Epp  •  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 9:14 AM

When talking about what she enjoys about writing poetry, Joanne Epp (CMBC ’86) mentions Canadian painter David Milne, who once said, “The thing that makes a picture is the thing that makes dynamite – compression.”

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Phil Campbell-Enns: Singing a new song

by Aaron Epp  •  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 7:37 AM

When he isn’t working as the associate pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Phil Campbell-Enns (CMBC ’89) has two fascinating hobbies: building guitars and writing songs.

If it weren’t for his time as a student at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, it’s quite possible he wouldn’t have these interests. It’s at CMBC, after all, that he first picked up the guitar.

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