Blog posts

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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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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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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A Mennonite attorney weighs in on family separation along the U.S. border

6.20. 2018 Posted By: Sheldon C. Good

In a two-part interview, Sheldon C. Good, executive director of The Mennonite, Inc., talks with Lisa Koop, associate director of legal services at Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center. Koop directs NIJC’s asylum project, handles federal litigation and provides representation and supervision in deportation defense matters, and heads NIJC’s office in Goshen, Indiana. She attends Assembly Mennonite […]

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Talking about pornography as people of faith

6.7. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

When I was a student at a Mennonite high school, there was a succession of male students who publicly disclosed their past “struggles” with pornography in chapel talks. They usually said that through scripture, prayer and perhaps accountability with other male peers they overcame the temptation to continue to view pornography. As a young woman, […]

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Grains of resistance

5.31. 2018 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

Police arrested nine protesters on April 5 at the Cargill poultry plant in Dayton, Virginia. The protesters chose the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to attempt to take a petition with hundreds of signatures to Cargill management. The protesters, referred to as the Cargill Nine, had an agreement to deliver the petition […]

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Learn, Pray, Join: At the table with enemies

5.18. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

This blog post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Korean peninsula: Learn, Pray, Join initiative. I am a child of war refugees, the grandson of internally displaced people. My parents were born near the Korea-China border, at the corner of the northwest Korean peninsula. After more than 35 years of colonization under imperial Japan and […]

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