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September 2018 Call for Submissions: Pilgrimage

6.21. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our September 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Pilgrimage. Description of the theme: In the Bible, journey plays a central role. A journey may be defined as traveling long distances or involving dangerous or difficult travel. The Jews wandered in the wilderness on the […]

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People are dying out here

6.21. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

The son of man will be handed over to be crucified. –Matthew 26:2 Artist Alvaro Enciso builds beautiful crosses from empty tin cans he finds on the migrant trail in the desert on the Mexico-Arizona border. Enciso tells me he had no idea people were dying out here in the Sonora desert, but the deaths […]

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A Mennonite attorney weighs in on family separation along the U.S. border

6.20. 2018 Posted By: Sheldon C. Good 133 Times read

In a two-part interview, Sheldon C. Good, executive director of The Mennonite, Inc., talks with Lisa Koop, associate director of legal services at Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center. Koop directs NIJC’s asylum project, handles federal litigation and provides representation and supervision in deportation defense matters, and heads NIJC’s office in Goshen, Indiana. She attends Assembly Mennonite […]

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How did I get here?

6.15. 2018 Posted By: Jerrell Williams 494 Times read

Since I’ve decided to work with both Franconia Mennonite Conference and The Mennonite this summer, the question most people ask is: “How did you become Mennonite?” While I get tired of answering this question, I find value in trying to understand my own journey. How did I become Mennonite? What is my life story and […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.15. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 147 Times read

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. Sheepdogs or Pitbulls? The Los Angeles Times recently featured a front-page article on a conference at Mariners Church supported by the California Rifle and Pistol Association. […]

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The challenge of seeing God in our neighborhoods

6.11. 2018 Posted By: Byron Pellecer 148 Times read

“The one thing that I am sure is that I want to experience a radical change in my life and to understand God’s love. I need to know how one commits one’s life to Christ?” Those were the words Adrian used while we were having coffee at a local fast food restaurant. Sometimes I find […]

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Glimpsing who we can be together

6.11. 2018 Posted By: Andrew Suderman 177 Times read

“If we want to be a peace church,” says Garcia Pedro Domingos, “we must also respond to and offer other alternatives to those who need jobs and financial stability.” Domingos, who comes from Angola, made this comment during face-to-face meetings of Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Peace Commission. He shared stories about some of the challenges […]

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