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Conference: "Mennonites, Land and the Environment"

Fri. Oct. 28 08:30 AM - Sat. Oct. 29 04:30 PM
Contact: Dr. Roy Loewen 204-786-9391 e-mail: r.loewen@winnipeg.ca
Location: Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall

Mennonites, Land and the Environment: A Global History Conference” is open to the academic and general community on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the University of Winnipeg (Eckhardt Gramatté Hall). Attendance is free; register on site.

Mennonites have had a particular experience on the land. As a people disproportionately rural and committed to relative simplicity, they had been more active in agriculture than many other faith-based communities. What has the Mennonites’ relationship with the environment been? How and why has it changed over time? What is the basis of hope for the future? These questions will be explored.