Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

What does Reconciliation-in-Action mean to you?

Join MCC staff and friends as we discuss what it means to build peace, especially during a global pandemic and increasing racial tensions.

Seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14B)

In Conversation…

Nov 19 at 7 PM

Peace Conference will open with a conversation with Bruxy Cavey and MCC’s own Ken Ogasawara as they discuss vaccines, masks, lockdowns and influencing as people of Jesus. 

Reconciliation-in-action....what does it look like? 

Nov 20 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM

MCC staff and former staff will reflect on reconciliation-in-action. What does it look like, and how it addresses and prevents violence.

Choose two breakout sessions (each session will be presented twice)

A Plate of Equity: Studies have shown that food insecurity leads to an increase in violence. As the cost of food soars across the country, we invite you to join the Indigenous Neighbours Program Team to understand the impact of high prices and limited access in remote northern Ontario.

The Challenges of Re-entry after Prison: This session is a unique opportunity to listen in on a conversation with a small group of individuals who have lived experience with incarceration and their journey of re-entering the community. We will discuss challenges and hope for the future.

Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Health Masculinity, A conversation for and about men: Join Don Neufeld, editor of Peaceful at Heart, Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity, and Rod Friesen, MCC Restorative Justice coordinator as they offer a uniquely Anabaptist Christian perspective on masculinity. Learn how to facilitate a book club for men who are interested in seeking healthy expressions of masculinity.

Building Peace with our Partners in DR Congo: Talina Matthies, former Capacity Building Coordinator for MCC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will reflect on how strengthening MCC’s partners in DR Congo works to expand the impact of MCC and builds peace.

Refugees, Sponsorship, Social Inclusion and Reconciliation: By providing protection through refugee sponsorship, sponsoring groups engage in interfaith and intercultural breaking down of stereotypes and misconceptions. Join us to hear about peacebuilding lessons we have learned in the migration and resettlement program.

Finding Hope and Resilience in Haiti: Hear stories of resilience, faith and hope in Haiti in the aftermath of the August 14 earthquake, ongoing political instability and in the midst of a global pandemic.