CMU's Face2Face events are a series of conversations with CMU faculty and special guests designed to engage the community on a wide variety of current events and issues at the intersection of faith and life. Come out to listen, question, and discuss.
All Face2Face discussion take place from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.) unless otherwise stated.
Laudamus Auditorium (500 Shaftesbury Blvd.)
Join us for the Manitoba Screening of ‘Reserve 107’ with Brad Leitch (Director), followed by panel and audience conversation.
Indigenous rights and title to the land remain a taboo topic for many across Canada, but in the small town of Laird, SK, an old injustice is providing new opportunities for dialogue, friendship and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of the past. In 2006, 130 years after the signing of Treaty 6, Mennonites, Lutherans, and the Young Chippewayan First Nation gathered on the sacred hill of Stoney Knoll / Opwashemoe Chakatinaw located in Laird where, with goodwill and shared goals, they signed a memorandum of understanding. ‘Reserve 107’ captures the spirit of these renewed relationships.
At the closing ceremony of Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival the jury stated “'Reserve 107' spoke exceptionally well to our generation. We have grown up learning about indigenous affairs and the value of righting the foundation of our friendship. Through 32 minutes we are shown two groups of people speaking at solutions and actually acting on them together, capturing the raw passion for structural change in a respectful and educated manner is one of the many reasons as to why this film has earned honourable mention for the Nigel Moore Award."
Explore the meaning, relevance, and power Treaties signed over 100 years ago still have today. Consider more deeply, in a time of ‘truth and reconciliation’, how opportunities for renewed understanding, humility and respect might lead us to new covenants and mutual healing.
with Dr. Tim Rogalsky
with Dr. Harry Huebner, Moderator
Too rarely do persons from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions—those who, in spite of great present diversity also share faith roots within an ancient Abrahamic tent—sit with one another and speak with conviction out of their particular faith conviction and practice.
What lies at the core of each religious tradition? What challenges does each religious tradition face today and what contribution does each bring to its adherents and to our society? How can we live with difference between and among faith traditions that also hold much in common and what possibilities might we see for working together for peace and justice in the world?
Details to be confirmed.