Blog posts

A peacemaking God?

9.6. 2016 Posted By: Drew Hart

Drew G.I. Hart is Professor of Theology at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Drew is the author of  Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. He blogs for The Mennonite.  While humanity frequently experiences God’s goodness, including good creation, we also experience waves of devastating violence and brutal oppression. And when we consider the complicated […]

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Extremists for Peace?

7.12. 2016 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is campus pastor for 3rd Way Collective at Penn State University and blogs for The Mennonite.  On Sunday, July 10th, four historic peace churches met in State College, Pennsylvania, for what was billed as the first ever “Meeting for Peace” in our town. In the wake of another difficult national news cycle filled […]

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Dallas makes nonviolent direct action all the more important

7.10. 2016 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

In the wake of the shootings of police and civilians in Dallas, many voices are blaming the Black Lives Matter movement and the growing opposition to police violence and white supremacy. But now more than ever we need movements of committed, militant nonviolence. Shootings like the one in Dallas grow out of what scholar Ron […]

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Claiming God’s love after the trauma of war

5.30. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

The Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint project of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA, offers a six week Sunday School curriculum, Returning Veterans, Returning Hope, focused on returning veterans and how the church can play a part in their healing journeys. This curriculum draws from biblical reflection, the latest understandings of trauma […]

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The Colorful Mind, Walking in Freedom

5.17. 2016 Posted By: Lauren Francisco

April 27, 2016, a public holiday that holds incredible significance for South Africa. It’s Freedom Day. On my day off, I usually walk up the large hill I live on, carefully taking long strides,while remaining cautious of monkeys crossing the street. Reflective and thankful, I hear a group of women asking one another, “Where were […]

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Peacebuilding: A local neighborhood priority

4.21. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

This post is part of a series on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA highlighting churches across who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015. The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA.  Donna Minter is a licensed psychologist married to Bruce Brunner. […]

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Pray for Catholic brothers and sisters

4.14. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally ran on Mennonite Church USA’s Menno Snapshots blog.  The Vatican is hosting a first of its kind conference April 11-13 to reassess the just war theory, which has long been the dominant framework in the Catholic church for evaluating if […]

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