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Leaving Russia webinar

WEBINAR: Leaving Russia

Tuesday,  September 16, 2021, 6:30 CT/7:30 ET

Explore the experiences of Mennonites in the Soviet Union as they prepared to immigrate to Canada in the 1920s. Follow their journey as they gathered their travel documents, packed their trunks, and boarded the train that took them through the Red Gate. Discover the challenges they faced, the sorrows they suffered, and the faith that sustained their spirits. Find out more about the upcoming Memories of Migration: Russlaender 100 Tour, in 2023.

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WEBINAR: A New Home in Canada

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 CT/7:30 ET

Explore the experiences of Mennonites as they arrive in Canada. Follow their journey as they find new homes, form new communities and meet their new neighbours. Discover the challenges they faced, the sorrows they suffered, and the faith that sustained their spirits. Find out more about the upcoming tour, Memories of Migration: Russlaender 100, in 2023.

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TourMagination is proud to co-sponsor the Yesterday’s Wisdom for Today: Anabaptist Conversation Series. During these engaging online events, experts from North American Anabaptist Heritage organizations will showcase historic documents relevant to current issues. People close to the topics will also share their perspectives.  Following the presentations, attendees can join facilitated discussions in breakout rooms. Learn from history, shape the future! The series is co-sponsored by Anabaptist History Today, a collaboration of 16 Anabaptist Heritage organizations.

 

Conversation 1: Virtual Relationships Past and Present

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 8 PM ET

Are virtual relationships real? History sheds light on this modern question. In generations past, Mennonites who lived far away from each other wrote letters back and forth. Friendships deepened as they shared the realities of their lives, their faith, and their hopes through letters. Some of these relationships blossomed into romance.  In this 1-hour session, listen to excerpts from historic letters collected in North American Mennonite archives. Mennonite Church USA Archivist, Jason Kauffman, will reflect on the role that letters played in building relationships. In breakout rooms with a discussion facilitator, talk with other participants about the role of virtual relationships in modern life.

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Conversation 2: Racial Harm and Harmony Among Mennonites

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 8 PM ET

North American Mennonites from racial minorities have not always been fully embraced by their Mennonite brothers and sisters. In this session, reflect on historic documents collected in North American archives that show the attempts and failures at racial reconciliation. Also, hear from John Powell about the Minority Ministries Council formed in 1969 to represent Mennonites of color in the (old) Mennonite Church and his continued work for racial justice. John is a former Mennonite pastor and administrator, and a civil rights activist. In break-out groups with a facilitator, discuss how Anabaptists can play a meaningful part in the hard work of racial justice and reconciliation.

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Conversation 3: Remaining Community-Minded in an Individualistic Culture

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 8 pm ET

In the past, many North-American Anabaptists lived in set-apart communities that were more focused on the common good than people in the dominant individualistic culture. This session explores historic examples of great things Anabaptists accomplished by working together. Also, hear from a panel of Anabaptists who think and act from a community mindset. In break-out groups with a facilitator, discuss ways to live counter-culturally as you build community.

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Recordings of past events

 

PLAYLIST Anabaptist Story Lives On: Virtual Museum & Archive Tour_Round 1

PLAYLIST Anabaptist Story Lives On: Virtual Museum & Archive Tour_Round 2

PLAYLIST Anabaptist Story Lives On: Virtual Museum & Archive Tour_Round 3

WEBINAR: About Hutterites & Culture in Romania with Rod Hofer
Rod will show photos and talk about the fascinating story of a small community of Hutterites who lived in the Transylvania region of Romania before their sudden escape over the Alps in 1767. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.