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Pilgrims on a journey that transcends borders

9.30. 2019 Posted By: Andrew Suderman

Right relationships lie at the heart of biblical peace, or shalom. Peace is not simply a state of being or a tranquil place. Rather, shalom arises when we relate to one another, with creation and with God rightly. It emerges out of relationships. It is a process, not a place. For example, Psalm 34:14b encourages us to “seek peace […]

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Q&A: Antiracism and the church with Ibram X. Kendi

9.30. 2019 Posted By: Sheldon C. Good

Photo: Ibram X. Kendi. Photo by Jeff Watts. Sheldon C. Good, executive director of The Mennonite, Inc., interviewed Ibram X. Kendi about antiracism and the church by email Sept. 3. The interview, edited for clarity, appears below. The editorial in the October issue of The Mennonite, available here, includes part of the interview. Kendi is […]

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Where is home?

8.5. 2019 Posted By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus

I love the Book of Genesis. Brilliant in its structure, it unfolds the story of the relationship between God and God’s people, and God’s people in relationship with each other and with the created order. It outlines the vision of shalom for all people and invites human cooperation in this vision. The narrative allows for […]

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June 2019 Call for Submissions: Congregational peace witness

4.8. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our June 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Congregational peace witness. Description of the theme: Psalm 34:14 says, “Seek peace [shalom] and pursue it.” Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). The Renewed Commitments […]

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We can become one again

12.31. 2018 Posted By: Ron Byler

Photo: Adults from right are Jae Young Lee, Karen Joy Spicher (Jae Young’s wife) and Hyung Gon Lee (Jae Young’s father). The children are Jae and Karen’s children. Jae Young is director of the Peace Building. Photo by Ron Byler. Only when Babylon’s 70 years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to […]

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Better their bodies rot now than their souls rot in hell

11.26. 2018 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Photo: Fr. Junipero Serra, founder of the Mission Dolores, is immortalized at a rest stop alongside Interstate 280 in California. Photo credit: Steve Boland, Flickr For four years now, I’ve been moderator for a Facebook group called “Anabaptist Collective.” Reading through the comments on a given week offers an interesting cross-section of Anabaptist thought among the […]

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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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