Missions, Peace and Justice

Living Justly and Peacefully

Responding to the call to live in right relationship with God, the earth, our neighbour, and each other, 
we will strive to embody God’s reconciling love in our congregation and our households.
We commit ourselves to be advocates of this reconciling love, 
witnessing in our community and our world to God’s concern for peace and justice.

A heart for and commitment to peace and justice is a significant aspect of our faith life, here at Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church.  It flows out of our worship life and is a significant part of our faith formation across the age spectrum.  There are many ways we try to live that out at Stirling. Whether that is: 

  1. Engaging in Interfaith Dialogue  and relationship building within our community
  2. Serving a hot meal to our friends through Saturday Suppers @ Stirling
  3. Offering hospitality and support to Refugees
  4. Learning from our Indigenous neighbours and trying to live in right relationship with our Host Peoples here on Turtle Island, by responding to the calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In response to one of the calls to action, Stirling has incorporated a land acknowledgement statement in some worship services. Click here to see various versions of the land acknowledgement statement. See the following resources from Mennonite Church Canada: Wrongs to Rights and Yours, Mine, Ours
    See also the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  5. Advocating on issues of poverty reduction, mental health, homelessness and addictions.
  6. Trying to be practitioners of creative Non-Violence
  7. Providing some affordable housing through our HOMES program
  8. Caring for the Environment