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Mennonite privilege

3.9. 2017 Written By: Ben Goossen 3,646 Times read

Ben Goossen is a scholar of global history at Harvard University. He is the author of Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era, forthcoming in May from Princeton University Press. This article is excerpted from a sermon he gave at Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka, Kansas.  This piece originally appeared in the February issue […]

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Confession of Faith roundtable: Ministry and Leadership

3.8. 2017 Written By: Joanna Harader, Sunoko Lin and Philip Rosenberger 186 Times read

The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective was developed in 1995, and is the most recent systematic statement of belief for Mennonite Church USA.  Over the course of the next several months, we will be releasing “roundtable posts”, featuring two to three members of Mennonite Church USA congregations reflecting on an article from the Confession of Faith and […]

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When Anabaptists were refugees

3.6. 2017 Written By: Gerald J. Mast 2,215 Times read

Gerald J. Mast is Professor of Communication at Bluffton (Ohio) University. This piece originally appeared on his blog, Anabaptist Persuasion.  On July 13, 1711, Christian Stutzman and Magdalena Stucki left their home in Bern, Switzerland to travel north down the Rhine River on a boat headed for the Netherlands. Christian was a 34 year old […]

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Make America ____________ Again: A photo essay

3.6. 2017 Written By: Olivia Copsey 304 Times read

Olivia Copsey is a sophomore at Hesston (Kansas) College. A version of this article appeared in the Hesston College Horizon. I was extremely confused when I discovered that Donald Trump had become an official candidate for president. But I was not surprised. Donald Trump was able to get people excited about his possible presidency, people who […]

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Jonathan Kuttab: Peacemaking as a way of life

3.6. 2017 Written By: Katie Hurst, The Mennonite 195 Times read

Photo: Jonathan Kuttab speaks during a Gaza Webcast in 2014. Photo by Bud Korotzer/Creative Commons. For Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Mennonite, peacemaking is more than a concept; it’s a way of life. As a human rights lawyer in Israel-Palestine and the United States, Kuttab knows the value of finding alternatives to violence as a means of […]

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Leading into the Common Good: How can Anabaptist identity empower us?

3.2. 2017 Written By: Rachel Bowman 81 Times read

Rachel Bowman was a student at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, when she gave this speech at the 2016 conference, Leading into the common good: An Anabaptist Perspective.  I’ve been asked to respond to the question, “how can our Anabaptist identity empower us?” But in order to answer that question, I feel that I must first pose […]

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What is this place: Reflections on Camp Mennoscah

3.2. 2017 Written By: Olivia Bartel and Michael Unruh 667 Times read

Photo: The Ninnescah River at Camp Mennoscah, Murdock, Kansas. Photo provided.  It’s 90 degrees outside, but in the sun, it feels like it must be over 100. A lizard scampers across the ground in front of my feet as I walk from the cabin area to the dining hall. A slight breeze causes the bluestem […]

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