Winnipeg, Man.—As part of Mennonite Church Canada Witness Council the leadership of Mennonite Women Canada met during Mennonite ChurchCanada’s Spring Leadership Assembly March 7-10 at FirstMennoniteChurch in Winnipeg, Man. to discuss their plans for the future. President Liz Koop (far left) said that their members are getting older and it’s harder to draw commitments from younger women, who are busy with jobs and family. “It means shifting who we are and looking at how we connect with women.” Mennonite Women Canada will celebrate their 60th Anniversary, themed “Scattering Seeds for a New Season” at Mennonite Church Canada Assembly 2012 this summer. Assembly takes place in VancouverBC, July 12-15. From left to right: Liz Koop, President; Eva Buhr, Alberta Women in Mission President; Lois Mierau, Secretary-Treasurer; Naomi Unger, sitting in for Saskatchewan Women in Mission President Myrna Sawatzky; Pattie Ollies, Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Co-ordinator; and Waltrude Gortzen, BC Women’s Ministry rep. Photo by Deborah Froese.
This photo and caption was recently published in the Canadian Mennonite.
It is estimated that over 500 aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing in violent circumstances in Canada in the past 20 years. An Aboriginal woman in Canada is five times more likely to die of violent circumstances than a woman of any other race. These women come from all over the country, and from all walks of life and economic backgrounds.
Stolen Sisters takes viewers inside this contentious issue, from the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan to the haunting depths of the dark alleys in Vancouver's dangerous Hastings district. You will hear the stories of the missing and witness one family's desperate search for their loved one. Stolen Sisters is a window to a world that most people only read about in their morning paper.
from Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre here.