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Treating the illness of Trumpism and ending white silence

6.23. 2017 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Photo: Participants at the February 2017 Hope for the Future gatherings. From left to right: Rafael Barahona, Calenthia Dowdy, Ann Jacobs, Evelin Gonzalez and Colleen Whigham-Brockington. Photo by Jenny Perez Castro.  It’s been seven months since I last wrote in this space about the results of the U.S. presidential election. Since then the broader shape […]

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A community that once was happy

6.19. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

 Charles Kwuelum is Legislative Associate for International Affairs in the MCC U.S. Washington office. These reflections originally appeared in the PeaceSigns e-newsletter from the Peace and Justice Support Network. “The once happy community has become a gloomy one,” said Father Dushi Yohana, a Catholic priest who ministers in the Kaya community of Madagali, a local […]

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Friday roundup: Four things worth paying attention to this week

6.16. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

David and Leann Augsburger are two semi-retired people who co-lead a home base church (Peace Mennonite Church, Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care, and connect people in the San Gabriel valley.  This week we are reading, talking about, re-reading, and sharing:  1. “The Sun, the Moon and Truth”: John Sharp’s poignant column on the death—may we say […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.9. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

With the unexpectedly early arrival of our little one, I’m mostly paying attention to my new role as a mother, as you’ll see in my list of five things this month. 1. Seven things children need, by John Drescher (3rd ed). This classic Herald Press title has been “refreshed”  and is on the top of my […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.18. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

David and Leann Augsburger are two semi-retired people who co-lead a home base church (Peace Mennonite Church, Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care, and connect people in the San Gabriel valley.  May, the time when we may experience spring, when we may pick fresh flowers, may kneel and pray as we pull weeds, may enjoy […]

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Slavery at Angola

4.26. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Cherelle M. Dessus is legislative assistant and communications coordinator in the MCC Washington Office. This piece originally appeared on MCC’s Peace on the Hill column for PeaceSigns, the online news magazine of the Peace and Justice Support Network. As they slowly waved to me, I felt like a free black person in the North riding […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.21. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

David and Leann Augsburger are two semi-retired people who co-lead a home base church (Peace Mennonite Church, Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care, and connect people in the San Gabriel valley.  1. “Prayer isn’t something we do; it is something God does.” We are talking about this line from the two articles in The Christian […]

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