Parents forgive bully responsible for daughter’s death

The parents of a girl who was bullied into jumping to her death are seeking peace by forgiving their daughter’s tormentors.

“We continue to pray for those who are responsible for Rosi's death. We want them to know that we forgive them. That does not mean that what they did doesn't matter, of course it does," said the girl's father, Rev Simon Boxall. See the full story here.

Canada has largest military spending since second world war

A December, 2009 report on Canada's military spending states that the Canada First Defence Strategy is expected to cost each Canadian $13,000 over the 20 year life of the plan.

Churches call for Afghanistan peace mission

On Dec. 10, 2009, the National Post reported that the Canadian Council of Churches - the biggest ecumenical organization in Canada comprising 22 member denominations - has issued a brief to Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper calling for and recommending diplomatic solutions to the war in Afghanistan.

Calgary Churches Launch Peace Campaign

Train Poster

Update: Dec. 8, 2009:  Added photo of train poster. - photo by Allisa Bender

A Calgary billboard on 14th St. north of Kensington

Update, Nov 27, 2009:
Calgary - Two large format billboards appear on Macleod Trail south of 52 St. Ave. and on 14th St. north of of Kensington Rd. The posters appear at the following train stations: Anderson Station, Chinook, Erlton/Stampede, University and Whitehorn stations.  The balance of the 40 posters are on the C-trains.- photo by Alissa Bender

Six Alberta congregations in the Calgary area will be the first to launch a Live For Peace Campaign. First Mennonite, Trinity Mennonite (DeWinton), Foothills Mennonite, Calgary Chinese, Calgary Vietnamese and English langugae congregations, and Bergthal Mennonite (Didsbury) churches are banding together to sponsor the first ever Live For Peace campaign on Nov. 23, 2009. The launch will see two 10 by 20 foot billboards and forty Light Rail Transit posters on the C-Train and at train stations in Calgary, ending on Dec. 23.

Visitors arriving at this web site via the Calgary campaign are encouraged to spend some time here browsing the site to learn more. Anyone wishing to know more about how to Live For Peace is invited to contact and/or visit the church nearest you:

First Mennonite Church, 2600 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary; Phone: (403) 249-8784

Trinity Mennonite Church, Hwy 552 and 232 Ave W, MD of Foothills; Phone: (403) 256-7157

Foothills Mennonite Church, 2115 Urbana Road NW; Phone: (403) 289-7172

Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church, 1237 - 28 Street SE; Phone: (403) 248-5988

Calgary Vietnamese Mennonite Church, 167 Whitefield Drive NE; Phone: (403) 293-8885

Bergthal Mennonite Church, Disbury, Alberta; Phone: (403) 335-4451


Talking restorative justice in Washington, D.C.

by Ed Nyce, October 21, 2011
WASHINGTON – “We need to get you back here for a briefing! People in Congress need to hear what you’re doing.”

The speaker was Carol Chodroff, a lawyer who works for the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was addressing a delegation of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff from Reedley, Calif., the mayor of Reedley and her spouse, and two members of the Reedley Police Department.

Church Produces Peace Play/Dinner Theatre

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Floradale Mennonite Church (Ontario) will present "Those Peace Shoes" a play/dinner theatre production about a sister and brother who act for peace in different ways, from April 9 - 11.

The congregation will used the event as a fundraiser to help settle a Palestinian refugee family in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Marked for Life: The Story of Hildegard Goss-Mayr, Peace Builder

“That’s all fine and good,” he said, “but what do you do when the Russians come marching down your main street? What do you do then?”

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

"Can the bullet pick and choose? Does the bullet know Christian from Muslim?"

Throughout 14 years of civil war in Liberia, women came together to work for peace through nonviolent mass action. Thousands of Liberian women - mothers, gradnmothers, aunts, and daughters, both Christian and Muslim, came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside the Presidential Palace.

The story is now an award winning film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell.



Oregon Peace Action enters 9th Year

A Corvalis, Oregon residents' group celebrated it's eighth anniversary of peace action on Oct. 7, 2009. The group first started picketing for reduced military action and peace on Oct. 7, 2001 - the day the USA invaded Afghanistan.

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