Muslim-Christian documentary to be screened in Ontario


Waging Peace DVD cover

Muslim-Christian documentary to be screened in Ontario

MennoMedia takes ‘Waging Peace’ on the road in February

By Steve Shenk

HARRISONBURG, Va.,and WATERLOO, Ont.—MennoMedia’s new documentary, Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives, will be screened in nine locations in Ontario in February.

Accompanying the film will be Sheri Hartzler, director of electronic media for MennoMedia and the project’s executive producer. Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by a multi-faith panel, including people who participated in the film project.

The one-hour Waging Peace program, released through the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, aired on more than 130 ABC-TV stations last fall. Through stories and interviews, the documentary shows how people are overcoming interfaith mistrust, hatred and violence.

Several of the stories in Waging Peace took place in Ontario—refugee sponsorships involving churches and mosques in partnership, interfaith breakfast meetings, and Muslim students at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate.

The Waging Peace screenings are scheduled as follows:

  • Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.—Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo
  • Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.—Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Road, Floradale
  • Feb. 14 at 6 p.m.—Islamic Centre of Cambridge, 1550 Dunbar Road, Cambridge
  • Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.—United Mennonite Educational Institute, 614 Mersea Road 6, Leamington
  • Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.—Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 110 Doon Road, Kitchener
  • Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.—Turkish Cultural Centre, 777 Supertest Road, Unit 2, Toronto
  • Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.—Vineland United Mennonite Church, 3327 Menno Road, Vineland
  • Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.—Toronto United Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen Street East, Toronto
  • Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.—Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder’s Road West, Baden

Leon Kehl, who was involved in the refugee sponsorships and interfaith dialogue, is coordinating the screenings. His company, Boxbrite, provided time for his involvement with Waging Peace.

Supporting the film tour are Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Islamic Center of Cambridge, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, and other local churches and organizations.

The documentary is ideal for discussions in Sunday school classes and congregational small groups. It can be purchased on DVD for $27.95 in Canada and $24.95 in the U.S. by going to or calling 800-631-6535 (Canada) or 800-245-7894 (U.S.). A study guide is available at the website.

MennoMedia is a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.


For more information, contact Steve Shenk, director of marketing and sales, at or 540 908-2592.

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Waging Peace DVD cover