WINNIPEG CENTRE RECEIVES GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION
The Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Winnipeg has been the recipient of the Katie Peters Genealogical Collection. Donated this past winter, the collection includes over 65,000 cards of Mennonite family names and 612 binders of genealogies, congregational membership records, obituaries, immigration lists and general information on Russian and Canadian Mennonite villages and congregations.
Katie Peters, who was born in Russia and immigrated to Canada in 1925, collected these materials over the past 15 years. In the process she compiled 20 genealogies for Mennonite families in Canada. Her sizable collection will be kept up-to-date by the Centre and promises to be a significant resource for family researchers. The collection is open to the general public.
FAITH AND CULTURE SYMPOSIUM
A Symposium entitled, Dynamics of Faith and Culture in Mennonite Brethren History, will be sponsored by the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Winnipeg in fall 1986. Papers to be presented will explore the relationship of traditional Mennonite Brethren views on the German language, new converts, Mennonite culture and elitism from the perspective of the Church’s biblical-Anabaptist theology.
The Symposium will be held November 14 and 15, 1986, on the campus of the Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg. Presenting papers will be James Urry, Paul Toews, Katie Funk Wiebe, Jacob Loewen, Peter Hamm and Delbert Wiens. Further details are available by writing the Centre in Winnipeg.