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Delegation offers solidarity in Hong Kong

1.21.2020
Written By: Elina Ciptadi, Mennonite World Conference  
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Photo: Delegation members left notes of encouragement in Hong Kong. Photo provided by Mennonite World Conference. A joint delegation from Mennonite World Conference’s Peace Commission and Deacons Commission from Dec. 1 to 8 visited three Mennonite churches in Hong Kong, other denominations and educational institutions to offer solidarity and to respond to the request for […]

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1.13.2020 Written By: Paul Yoder and Peter Wiens 251 Times read

Restorative justice in Mennonite schools

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education: Restorative justice.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite. Restorative justice in education can be defined as facilitating learning communities that nurture the capacity of people to engage with one another and their environment in a manner that supports and respects […]

1.2.2020 Written By: Sheryl Wilson 1,505 read

Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline in America’s schools

This article comes from the January issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Education: Restorative justice.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another. —Zechariah 7:9 In today’s society, true justice can be administered through […]

12.9.2019 Written By: Laurie Oswald Robinson 1,074 read

A bend in the road: Shifts in life require making turns

This article comes from the December issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The unexpected.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month.     On July 7, I awoke to an eerie scene. My husband, Al, lay face down on the living room floor as our two cats slinked around […]

11.18.2019 Written By: Ben Wideman 777 Times read

Journeying with the grief of our stillborn child

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The unexpected.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I still remember the phone call I got from my wife while I was at work. “Come home now…. Something’s not right. I can’t feel the baby moving.” Though we tried to convince […]

11.11.2019 Written By: Jaime Cazares Jr. 224 Times read

Journey with church at Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto in Wichita, Kansas

Photo: Jaime Cazares (right) and his family. Photo provided by author. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Journeys with church.” For more stories on this theme, see the November issue of The Mennonite. When we read about the early church, such as in Acts 2:42-46, we tend to focus on the ideal church and […]

11.4.2019 Written By: Dennis R. Edwards 860 Times read

Hopes for the church

Photo provided by the author This article comes from the November issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Journeys with church.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. “Church is something I go to, not something I’m part of.” A young person made this statement as they were leaving the […]

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1.21.2020 Written By: Michelle Jackett 239 Times read

Teaching with restorative values

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education: Restorative justice.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite. I have heard it said that when one teaches, two learn. The more teaching I do, the more I am convinced there is truth in this. However, where I once thought that […]

10.21.2019 Written By: Chris Meyer 310 Times read

How to use shareholder advocacy for good

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. Since adolescence, I’ve aspired to work toward a just and sustainable world. My motivation stems in part from feelings of dread and urgency about the trajectory of life on earth and […]

10.14.2019 Written By: Ryan Ahlgrim 439 Times read

Lessons in pastoral power

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. When people ask me what Mennonites believe, I tell them, among other things, that we pursue a life of service rather than pursue wealth, fame or power. But it’s not quite […]

10.14.2019 Written By: Alice Price 301 Times read

As modern settlers, how might we humble and transform ourselves?

Photo: Participants listen as farm manager Jesse Marchildon (center in plaid shirt) shares the history and current developments at the Rio Grande Farm Park. In the background is the MOKI, a mobile kitchen run by the Local Foods Coalition to promote local foods. Photo by Barry Bartel. The river is flowing, flowing and growing, the […]

10.7.2019 Written By: Chris Hoover Seidel 664 Times read

Showing up as Love

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. Power involves energy. The ways we engage energy are tied up in narratives, histories, agendas, self-worth, institutions, conditioning, traumas—even our sense of the Divine—and have very real consequences. Have you ever […]

9.16.2019 Written By: Craig Saylor 413 Times read

The cost of an unhealthy America

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Unhealthy in America. These words came to me as I reflected on my life as a consumer, licensed care giver, manager and board member, and hospital executive. My experience as […]