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DATE: 9 and 10 October 2008
PLACE: University of Winnipeg, Eckardt Gramatte Hall
HOST: Chair in Mennonite Studies
EMAIL: r.loewen-at- winnipeg 204-786-9391
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
"The persecution of Mennonites on account of their faith has often led to poverty and insecurity. But, in periods of peace and toleration they have shown a remarkable tendency to prosper and acquire wealth. Both situations have presented dilemmas and challenges to their faith. Those situations have also tested the continuity and coherence of community upon which the practice of faith depends. The internal dilemmas and challenges of wealth and poverty have been as important as external factors in shaping Mennonite life. This dimension of their history deserves attention." Abstract of Dr. Urry's Keynote Address"
SPONSOR: Mennonite Historical Society of Canada/ Divergent Voices of Canadian Mennonites Sub Committee
FUNDING: Mennonite Central Committee Canada, University of Winnipeg, D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation
PLANNING COMMITTEE: Bruno Dyck, Esther Epp Tiessen, Brian Froese, Patricia Harms, Megan Janzen, Wally Kroeker, Royden Loewen
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites,
WINNIPEG-DOWNTOWN, 360 COLONY STREET WINNIPEG, MB R3B 2P3
Hotel Front Desk: 1-204-7867011 | Hotel Fax: 1-204-7721443
University of Winnipeg conference rate, $79 plus taxes
- Riddel Hall, University of Winnipeg, first floor
- Fast Food: Mr. Sub, McDonald's, Juniors - west on Portage
- Finer Dining: Holiday Inn, North Portage Mall - east on Portage
- Ethnic: Ellice Ave. and Sargent Ave. north and northwest of University
- Reception Catering: SweetandSalty.com
PARKING: Bus Depot Parking Lot, Hudsons Bay Store Parking Lot, Imperial Parking Lots to the west and north of the University.
Specific Location: Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, 3rd Floor Centennial Building, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
UPDATES: check http://mennonitestudies.uwinnipeg.ca/
A book launch happens on October 8th, and you may wish to enjoy this special event as well.
[last updated - Aug/26/2021]