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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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Jesus wasn’t White

7.3. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Mission Network

The sin of racism continues to cause dissension and violence in our country. Despite the progress that has been made, we continue to find racism at the center of injustice and inequality in all parts of society, even the church. For people of faith, what if the roots of racism go deeper than we’ve ever acknowledged? […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.22. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

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. Discussions of racism, especially pertaining to blackness, are not limited to Christianity. Muslim communities are also having dialogue, as described in this Al Jazeera article, […]

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The importance of role models

5.4. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa is a clinical psychologist in College Station, Texas. She was born in Nuevo León, México, and in the 1980s immigrated to central California, where she and her family joined a Mennonite church. Her Anabaptist upbringing and her training as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist were instrumental in developing her passion […]

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Nonviolence against White Supremacy after Charlottesville

10.2. 2017 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

This post is co-written by Tim Nafziger and Mark van Steenwyk. Featured photo by Tim Nafziger.  This is the second in a series of pieces we’ve co-written. This article builds on our first together: Oppression is Bad, Now What?  In the last two months, in the wake of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, […]

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Under the shadows of statues, we’ll meet

8.14. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Kevin Ressler is Executive Director at Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and co-founder of the Lancaster Action Now Coalition. He attends Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. This poem was written and spoken on August 13 for a vigil in Lancaster’s Penn Square in solidarity with the Charlottesville community following the terrorist marches of white […]

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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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