Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five columns written by Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. executive director, to mark 100 […]
The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our September 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.
Description of the theme:
Jesus is recorded to have healed many people during his life and ministry, yet we see no mention of people getting charged. His only instructions were to give thanks to God and at times to return to their community. As today’s health-care system continues to drive up costs for those living in the United States, we are called to respond in ways that are faithful to God, who desires justice and shalom (healing and wholeness) for all people. Responding faithfully to such a complex system requires discernment, cooperation and action. Our faith-filled responses include thinking and acting together to provide care to those living with chronic illness and those with accessibility needs.
Submissions may consider one of the following prompts/questions, among others:
Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than July 29.
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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