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Sunday, August 19th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, Trinity Western University has announced its community covenant on sexual behaviour for students is no longer compulsory, the entire board and leadership at Willow Creek Megachurch in Chicago have now resigned and an employee of Mennonite Church Canada has been sentenced to time in jail for participating in a protest.
Sunday, August 12th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, a one-of-a-kind internship in Brokenhead, Manitoba is opening up opportunities, another woman has come forward with accusations against Willow Creek Community Church founding pastor Bill Hybels, the Salvation Army names it's new international leaders and the "Grow-Hope" project bridges the rural-urban divide to help end world hunger.
Sunday, August 5th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, The United Church of Canada has a new moderator, the Conservative Mennonite Conference in the U.S has rebranded itself and communion services are continuing to evolve in Mennonite Churches across Canada.
Sunday, July 29th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the United Church of Canada have both approved major restructuring plans, peace talks in Korea are having a negative impact on missionary efforts in North Korea and the Vietnam Mennonite Church has shared its zeal for allowing youth to lead the way in the church.
Sunday, July 22nd 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, Canadian Mennonite Brethren received a pep talk on unity at their annual conference, Willow Creek, a Chicago megachurch is dealing with the fallout after mishandling allegations of sexual misconduct against pastor Bill Hybels and Mennonites in France are concerned about a possible return of conscription.
Sunday, July 15th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the Evana Network is growing its membership of Mennonite Churches, Pope Francis has met with the World Council of Churches to continue working on Christian unity and the Church of England hopes more dynamic preaching will help put people back into the pews.
Sunday, July 8th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the new Anglican Canadian Church Calendar is a reflection of the church "inside and out", CMU will have more to offer in the science department in fall, the United Church of Canada has now reacted to the separation of migrant families in the U.S. and the Salvation Army is operating in 2 more countries in Africa.
Sunday, July 1st 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, MCC and Mennonite Church officials have responded to the separation of migrant families in the United States, a recently retired leader in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada is optimistic that the Christian Church is gaining strength and the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Boniface is inviting people of all spiritualities to a big celebration July 15th.
Sunday, June 24th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, religious groups are expressing major disappointment in a Supreme Court decision regarding Trinity Western University, a conference at Columbia Bible College has dealt with the issue of professional sexual misconduct by religious leaders and leaders of the Evangelical Mennonite Church have met to discuss how we hear from God after a conference on the subject this spring was cancelled by Steinbach Bible College.
Sunday, June 17th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, Anabaptists and Catholics met for reconciliation last month in Germany, the Anglican Church in Shamattawa plans to rebuild after a devastating fire and the leaders of various church denominations met in Winnipeg last month to talk about all they share in common.
Sunday, June 10th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, churches are invited to join in the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine this Sunday, churches are welcoming a Supreme Court of Canada decision on matters of religious doctrine and a name has been selected for the new Mennonite hymnal that is currently under development.
Sunday, June 3rd 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, Canadian MB churches are re-considering whether baptism and church membership should be linked, a Canadian is the new worldwide leader of the Salvation Army and churches are being invited to actively participate in World Refugee Sunday later this month.
Sunday, May 27th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, churches are marking Global Outreach Day this weekend, some churches are struggling with succession plans from old to new leadership and Mennonite Church Canada has called home its witness workers in Burkina Faso and Germany.
Sunday, May 20th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg has identified three key challenges through a two year synod process, Southeast Mennonite Conference is considering a break away from Mennonite Church U.S.A and a family in Altona is practicing stewardship by reducing its garbage total to one ice cream pail every two months.
Sunday, May 13th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the head of Mennonite Church Canada is stepping down, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is being urged to resign and a visit to the middle east has opened the eyes of two Mennonite church leaders.
Sunday, May 6th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, evangelist Beth Moore is critical of church culture that tolerates abusive husbands, a Manitoba Hutterite colony is increasing its grow hope acres for the Foodgrains Bank and a new book on miracles in modern times relates an amazing story of healing.
Sunday, April 29th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; the head of the Anglican Church of Canada has issued a lament in the wake of an incident in Toronto Monday in which ten people were killed, several Mennonites were arrested in Burnaby, B.C. while protesting the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and a Mennonite conference in Ohio focused on pacifism and stewardship of the land.
Sunday, April 22nd 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; the Lutheran and Anglican churches of Canada have issued a message for Earth Day this Sunday, the head of MCC Canada has written about his recent visit to Syria to see MCC donations helping people in need and the Bible is facing further restrictions in China.
Sunday, April 15th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; the heads of the Anglican and Lutheran churches in Canada have issued a call to prayer for the victims and families of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, the Evangelical Mennonite Conference has tightened up its board structure and the Mennonite Church Alberta annual meeting approved a number of new initiatives.
Sunday, April 8th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; The Mennonite Church is growing in Nepal, Winnipeg-based Bible for Children has grown into a worldwide outreach and Lancaster Mennonite Conference in the U.S. has re-branded itself as it continues to grow.
Sunday, April 1st 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; church organizations have shared some joyous Easter greetings, Mennonite Church Manitoba has increased its budget while losing some congregations and the pope says he will not apologize to Canadian residential school survivors.
Sunday, March 25th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; MCC has announced it will make exceptions to its lifestyles policy, the Catholic Church says Canada's foreign aid commitments need to be increased and the Mennonite Brethren Church is flourishing among ex-Mormons in Utah.
Sunday, March 18th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; Mennonite Church B.C. dealt with some sensitive issues at its annual meeting in late February, a Catholic theologian discusses how the church is not perfect and that's why it works and MCC is celebrating 75 years of service in India.
Sunday, March 11th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; Columbia Bible College has announced a conference in May called #ChurchToo regarding the handling of professional sexual misconduct, Mennonite evangelist and teacher Myron Augsberger has some interesting reflections on his interactions with the late Billy Graham and Mennonites in the Congo are displaying amazing faith in very trying circumstances.
Sunday, March 4th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; Religious leaders are remembering evangelist Billy Graham who died last week, the Mennonite Brethren Church in Canada is moving toward decentralization and a Christian minister in Manitoba has lost his appeal to the courts over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages.
Sunday, February 25th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; evangelist Billy Graham is being remembered as one of the greatest preachers of all time, a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference says it's important that the church help young people who are dealing with mental illness and the group Mennonite Men is making some changes.
Sunday, February 18th 2018
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Sunday, February 11th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; the head of the United Church of Canada has issued her message for lent, Ten Thousand Villages is closing nine Canadian stores and the head of the MB Church of Canada outlines why the church is talking about mission more than ever before.
Sunday, February 4th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include; the EMMC is elated that Bolivia has backed down from a new law that would have made it illegal to evangelize, a director of the U.S. MB Church writes about how it was crushing to hear president Trump talk in a debasing way about certain countries when god loves all people equally and a family from Nordheim Mennonite Church is rejoicing after being granted citizenship status.
Sunday, January 28th 2018
Stories we're working on this week, faith groups continue to mount opposition to a new clause in the application form for the Canada summer jobs program, a mission worker with the MB Church has taken a unique view on the Canada summer jobs application dispute and religious freedom is being threatened in Bolivia.
Sunday, January 21st 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, several leaders at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago have stepped down amid controversy, a Mennonite Church pastor expects the #metoo campaign will soon spread to churches and Chinese officials have demolished the well known Golden Lampstand Church.
Sunday, January 14th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the head of the Anglican Church of Canada has announced plans to step down, Churches and related organizations are increasingly concerned about a new requirement in the application form for the Canada summer jobs program and the Salvation Army as well as other groups are doing all they can to help the homeless during the cold weather.
Sunday, January 7th 2018
Stories we're working on this week include, the head of The Anglican Church of Canada reflects on the Christmas carol, 'O Little Town of Bethlehem', Mennonite Church Canada leaders are upbeat about their first meeting since a major restructuring was approved in October and the head of the Mormon Church has died.
Sunday, December 31st 2017
Daryl Braun is off this weekend, so morning show co-host Chris Sumner is hosting Church News. Stories he's working on this week include the recent challenges faced by Congolese Mennonites, ongoing work between the Anglican Church and United Church of Canada and the hardships facing Ukrainians as another harsh winter sets in.
Sunday, December 24th 2017
Stories Daryl Braun is working on this week include, Mennonite World Conference, and its partners, have responded to a number of natural disasters this past year, a poll has found a majority of Canadians support at least partial funding of faith-based schools and an EMC congregation in Ontario has held a service of repentance and reconciliation with a former pastoral couple.
Sunday, December 17th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, the Anglican and United Churches of Canada are taking exception to an announcement by the U.S. President to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, evangelist Franklin Graham says Vietnam is becoming more open to Christianity and a writer in the EMC messenger shares some thoughts on pacifism in the workplace.
Sunday, December 10th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, MCC has issued a Christmas message that notes turmoil in the world today is similar to what it was when Jesus was born, the Church of Sweden has told its clergy to stop referring to God as male and two Mennonite Conferences in the U.S. plan to reunite after a split 170 years ago.
Sunday, December 3rd 2017
Stories we're working on this week include; the pastor of a Texas Church that was the scene of a brutal massacre is preaching a message of forgiveness, the moderator of the United Church of Canada has issued her advent message and a government official in Bern, Switzerland has apologized to Anabaptists for persecution.
Sunday, November 26th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, The Salvation Army hopes to raise twenty-one million dollars through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, Mennonite Church Canada and its regional conferences are working to implement major changes agreed to last month and the head of Mennonite World Conference has written a letter that says Christians need to lead by example to influence social change and not rely on the legal system and coercive politicians.
Sunday, November 19th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, Mennonite Churches in the southern U.S. are discussing security in the wake of some Church shootings, the United Church of Canada is having success with a program that allows ministers to from other Church bodies to serve in each other's congregations and a Mennonite Church in Montreal is helping to host refugees crossing into Quebec from the U.S.
Sunday, November 12th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include; the Canadian Council of Mennonite Brethren Churches has approved the merger of C2C and Mennonite Mission but has also announced some significant cuts, the recently retired editor of the Canadian Mennonite has passed away and we hear reflections from an EMC Pastor and a Catholic theologian on the need to unite the church that was fractured during the Reformation.
Sunday, November 5th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include; Protestant Churches marked their beginnings this past week on the 500th anniversary of the reformation, the Brethren in Christ Church in Canada has tweaked its name to remove the word brethren and several Canadian Churches are adjusting how they do Indigenous ministry.
Sunday, October 29th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, some high profile Christian women leaders have joined the “me too” campaign, Mennonite Church Manitoba is discussing how to implement the greater focus by Mennonite Church Canada on regional churches and the harsh treatment of Hutterite Conscientious Objectors in the U.S. during World War I was highlighted at conference this month in Kansas City.
Sunday, October 22nd 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, Mennonite Church Canada has approved major structural changes, the Anglican Church will continue an evangelical program that is having good success and a university in Omaha, Nebraska, founded by Mennonites, will close its doors.
Sunday, October 15th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, a Christian pastor in Palestine shares about the difficulties they endure under Israeli occupation, St. Boniface hospital in Winnipeg is resisting pressure to offer doctor-assisted death and Providence University/College is hosting a special event to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformation.
Sunday, October 8th 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, the board of Mennonite Church Canada has issued an apology to LGBTQ persons, Mennonite Church U.S.A has made some key decisions about its plans for the future and Mennonite Disaster Service is determining its response in Puerto Rico.
Sunday, October 1st 2017
Stories we're working on this week include, the executive director of MCCCanada has retired, the founder of Crossroads Christian Communications has died and the head of Mennonite Church Canada says he underwent an epiphany as he served communion at the annual conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada this summer.