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Suzanne Bender of Steinmann Mennonite Church (Baden, Ont.) is on the planning committee for Nidus 2006, an ecumenical festival of “faith, arts, and justice.”

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May 12, 2006
-by Dan Dyck

Winnipeg, Man. — Young adults and youth from across Canada will descend on Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. this summer for Nidus 2006.

“Streams of Living Water” is the theme for the ecumenical festival of “faith, arts, and justice.” The Aug. 4-6 event is being coordinated by the Canadian Council of Churches.

Suzanne Bender of Steinmann Mennonite Church (Baden, Ont.) represents Mennonite Church Canada on the planning committee, and is passionate about having young adults be involved in all levels of the church.

In a presentation to delegates at Mennonite Church Canada’s annual assembly in Charlotte (2006), Bender said, “We have something to say to the broader Christian community as Mennonites.

“Ecumenism isn’t just about papering over the cracks and differences. [It’s about] looking for common ground while learning about the diversity in tradition. The church has a message for the world but, infighting hinders the communication of that.”

Numerous artists, musicians, speakers, and presenters have already been booked for the festival. For more information, visit www.nidus2006.ca.