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Face2Face: On Campus – Community in Conversation

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.

 

Upcoming 2018-19 Face2Face Discussions

⇒ Monday, February 11, 2019

Let's Talk About Death: It Won't Kill You

We are often fearful of, or even repelled by, conversations about death or being in the presence of death—a reality that we and our culture tend to outsource to professionals whose job it is to cleanse and package death in sanitized ways. 

Join a casket maker, spiritual care provider, and a death café participant in a conversation that will open insight on how to talk about and confront a reality that each of us will encounter.  Be empowered to live with renewed depth.

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Past 2018/19 Face2Face Conversations

⇒ Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Whose Neighbour Am I? Treaty One and Mennonite Privilegium

[ news release ]

The stories of Indigenous and Mennonite peoples are woven into larger Canadian settlement movements, even as our experiences have been vastly different.

The early 1870's witnessed agreements with the government of Canada for both people groups. In August, 1871, Treaty 1—the first of seven signed Treaties—was signed between Canada and the Anishinabek and Swampy Cree of southern Manitoba, appropriating land from Indigenous peoples in return for reserved land and opening a basis for assimilation into Canadian society.

In July, 1873 a 'Privilegium' was signed between the government of Canada and Mennonites living in Russia with the offer of significant land reserves, freedom of religion, exemption from military service and an opening for entry into Canadian society.

How might a conversation to better understand these agreements with Indigenous and Mennonite peoples in Manitoba open us to live better together?

Key Questions

What do we need to better understand about our Indigenous and Mennonite stories?

Where does this leave us now?

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⇒ Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Whose Neighbour Am I? Newcomers in Canada

Ours is a world in which millions of people flee danger and seek the possibility of new beginnings in lands and cultures foreign to their upbringing. Ours is also a world beset by various 'tribalisms' and perceptions of 'the other' whose presence for some feels unsettling. In Canada, a land of plenty, we have been gifted by, and have much to learn from the many newcomers and asylum seekers who now live, work, and study with and among us. Join in a conversation that will challenge and enrich our understanding of the neighbours that we are as we seek to foster understanding of our shared humanity.

Key Questions

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