Thurs 3:00-3:15 p.m.
Opening: "Backgrounder, Announcements"
Thurs 3:15-5:30 p.m.
Chair: Ted Regehr, University of Calgary
Piet Visser, Free University and Mennonite Seminary, Amsterdam, "The Moral Comfort of Material Wealth. The Case of the Mennonite Merchant and Maecenas
Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778) from Haarlem." George Lehman, Bluffton University, "The Cadbury and Hershey Chocolate Barons: Philosophical Motivation and Marketplace Practices."
Paul Redekop, Menno Simons College: "Life and Work in the Shadow of the Metropolis: Redekopps, DeFehrs and Other Entrepreneurs in Winnipeg."
Carel Roessingh and Anna Smits, Free University, Amsterdam, "Religious Boundaries and Mennonite Entrepreneurship in Belize"
Thurs 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Chair: Royden Loewen, University of Winnipeg
Brian Stevenson, VP Academic, University of Winnipeg, Welcome.
Piet Visser, Amsterdam, 'Mennonite Studies in the Netherland'
Marlene Epp, Conrad Grebel University College, "Mennonite Women: A Canadian History." Readings from a Book
James Urry, University of Victoria, New Zealand, "Wealth and Poverty in the Mennonite Experience: Challenges and Dilemmas." Keynote Address.
Fri 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wealth, Power and Status
Chair: Patricia Harms, Brandon University
Mary Sprunger, EMU, "Why the Rich Got Mennonite: Church Membership, Status and Wealth in Golden Age Amsterdam"
Mark Jantzen, Bethel, "Wealth and Power in the Vistula River Mennonite Community, 1772-1914."
John Staples, SUNY Fredonia, "Johann Cornies' Role as Community Banker in Mid-19th Century Russia."
Yme Kuiper, University of Groningen, "Between Frugality and Civility.Dutch Mennonites and Their Taste for the 'World of Goods' in the 18th Century."
Coffee 10:15- 10:45
Fri 10:45-12:15 a.m.
Poverty and Loss
Chair: Hans Werner, University of Winnipeg
Reina Neufeldt, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, "Narratives of Prosperity and Material Loss: The Formation of Russlaender Mennonite Identity, 1914 -1924."
Royden Loewen, University of Winnipeg, "Born into Sorrow and Suffering: Intentional Poverty and the Old Colony Mennonite Migration to Mexico in the 1920s."
Hugo Neufeld, AMBS, Elkhart IN, "The North End Lives: A Journey Through Poverty Terrain in Hamilton, Ontario."
Fri 1:15-3:00 p.m.
For the Common Good
Chair: Brian Froese, CMU
Anna Voolstra, Faculty of Theology, University of Amsterdam, "Money Talks! Amsterdam Mennonites, Wealth and Safeguarding of Mennonite Principles."
Patricia Harms, Brandon/Paungassi "First Nation in Manitoba."
Laureen Harder, Mennonite Church Ontario, "Preserving the 'Wisdom in this Room': Themes from the life of the Mennonite Aid Union, 1866-2007"
Fri 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Critiques of Capitalism
Chair: Esther Epp Tiessen, MCCC
Karl Koop, Canadian Mennonite University, "'Mirror on Greed': 16th and17th Century Anabaptist Teachings on Capitalism."
Hector Mondregon, Colombia, "Liberation theology and Mennonites in Central America."
P. Travis Kroeker, McMaster University, "Reviewing Anabaptist Critiques on Capitalism: From Yoder to Sider."
Fri 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Chair: Geoff Dueck Thiessen, CLAC
Janis Thiessen, Westgate Collegiate, "Twentieth Century:Mennonite Labour Activism in North America."
Werner Franz, Centro Evangélico Mennonita de Teologa Asunciòn, "Business and Church: A Paraguayan Company and the Ecclesiological Paradigm."
Wally Kroeker, MEDA, "Ministers of Commerce: How Mennonites in Business Have Sought to Create Economic Hope for the Poor."
Fri 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Surprises, Conclusions and Further Conversation
Ingrid Peters Fransen (CMU) and Charles Loewen (Loewen)