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2018 Dr. Philip Weiss Award For Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights Award given to Pinchas Gutter

Pinchas Gutter being presented with Philip Weiss Award by Francie Winograd, daughter of the late Philip Weiss

By BERNIE BELLAN
For 13 years every year around this time the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College presents something called The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival.

Canadian Mennonite University plays host to anti-Israel speaker

Rev. NAIM ATEEK

By BERNIE BELLAN On Wednesday, April 25th, the Canadian Mennonite University played host to a speaker by the name of Rev. Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Anglican priest who has been in Canada as part of a cross-country tour. Rev. Ateek promotes something he describes as “Palestinian Liberation Theology”. “

Letter from Jewish Federation of Winnipeg to Canadian Mennonite University

Laurel Malkin     Elaine Goldstine

Ed. note: The following copy of a letter sent from the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg to the president of Canadian Mennonite University was received in our office Monday afternoon, April 23. It refers to a decision taken by the Canadian Mennonite University to play host to a contorversial speaker on April 25.

Canadian Mennonite University to play host to anti-Israel speaker

CMU logoBy BERNIE BELLAN

Fresh upon the heels of a controversy emanating from the University of Winnipeg’s Global College having sponsored a panel discussion in February which was accused of having an anti-Semitic element, the Canadian Mennonite University is about to play host to yet another forum which will feature a speaker, the Reverend Naim Ateek, who has been at the forefront of the BDS movement .

Six young Israelis speak to Winnipeg audience about their experiences with something called “WordSwap”

WordSwap copyBy BERNIE BELLAN
Six young Israelis – representing the hugely diverse mix of ethnic backgrounds that make up that country, were in Winnipeg on March 21st as part of the ongoing efforts of the organization known as StandWithUs to reach out to students on university and college campuses in attempting to convey a positive image of Israel.