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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

10.12. 2018 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. Senate Judiciary Hearings It’s been a rough couple of weeks for women. The press and many people in the United States are discussing whether or […]

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When they come for you(r whole neighborhood)

9.19. 2018 Posted By: Kevin Ressler

I am frustrated and infuriated. I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a community that on Sunday experienced an occupation level I haven’t seen since I was in the West Bank during a study abroad term in college. Before Sunday, I never in my own neighborhood had to hold my camera in the air and state what […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

9.7. 2018 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. BlacKkKlansman This is the best movie I’ve seen all year. Spike Lee is in great form as he tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, a police […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.31. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Today we’ll consider five recent films—two documentaries and three features. Minding the Gap is one of the best documentaries to emerge this year, when there are many good ones out. Bing Liu both directs the film and appears in it. It begins by showing teenage skateboarders in Rockford, Illinois. On one skateboard is written, “This […]

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Notes to myself when things seem impossible and unbearable

8.27. 2018 Posted By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Here is what I believe to be true. The tradition of Jesus and the Scriptures have a consistent message: care for marginalized people and justice for all creation. I need daily reminders of this amid all the news I consume, and I need a community with which to practice and build resilience. I need spiritual […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.17. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

The last several weeks have been flooded with remarkable items to spark passionate conversations; here are the five we have chosen to lift up for special attention. 1. Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump, by Messiah College professor and historian John Fea (Eerdmans, 2018, $24.99). If you don’t have the energy left to […]

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How do we keep our churches safe?

7.12. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

How do we keep our church safe in a world that feels more dangerous than ever? This question has been posed frequently to both Dove’s Nest and Peace and Justice Support Network after mass shootings in churches, schools, malls, music venues and more, this past year. The question is asked of Dove’s Nest because of […]

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