The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our April 2020 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Resilient hope. Description of the […]
The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our January 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Education: What does a just, equitable and liberated system look like?
Description of the theme:
The phrase “being in the world but not of it” is often used to explain the differences between secular and Christian or Anabaptist education. But what does this phrase actually mean or imply? What does it look like to be in but not of the world in regard to education? In his prayer in John 17, Jesus says this of his disciples: “They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” The commentary section of Article 23 of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective says, “On a variety of political and social issues, individual Christians need the church to help them discern how to be in the world without belonging to the world.” Whether in Mennonite, public, charter, homeschool, co-op or other educational settings, discerning and practicing being in but not of the world can take various forms.
Submissions may consider one of the following prompts/questions, among others:
Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than Nov. 28.
We welcome articles—personal stories, biblical or theological reflections, stories about your congregation, and more (800-1,200 words)—as well as original photography, videos and artwork on the theme. Please note we are committed to anti-oppression reviews as part of our editorial process. When developing your submission, please review our updated anti-oppression guidelines as well as our editorial guidelines.
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