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Restorative justice in Mennonite schools

1.13. 2020 Written By: Paul Yoder and Peter Wiens 251 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education: Restorative justice.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite. Restorative justice in education can be defined as facilitating learning communities that nurture the capacity of people to engage with one another and their environment in a manner that supports and respects […]

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Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline in America’s schools

1.2. 2020 Written By: Sheryl Wilson 1,505 read

This article comes from the January issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Education: Restorative justice.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another. —Zechariah 7:9 In today’s society, true justice can be administered through […]

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A bend in the road: Shifts in life require making turns

12.9. 2019 Written By: Laurie Oswald Robinson 1,074 read

This article comes from the December issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The unexpected.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month.     On July 7, I awoke to an eerie scene. My husband, Al, lay face down on the living room floor as our two cats slinked around […]

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Journeying with the grief of our stillborn child

11.18. 2019 Written By: Ben Wideman 777 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The unexpected.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I still remember the phone call I got from my wife while I was at work. “Come home now…. Something’s not right. I can’t feel the baby moving.” Though we tried to convince […]

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Journey with church at Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto in Wichita, Kansas

11.11. 2019 Written By: Jaime Cazares Jr. 224 Times read

Photo: Jaime Cazares (right) and his family. Photo provided by author. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Journeys with church.” For more stories on this theme, see the November issue of The Mennonite. When we read about the early church, such as in Acts 2:42-46, we tend to focus on the ideal church and […]

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Hopes for the church

11.4. 2019 Written By: Dennis R. Edwards 860 Times read

Photo provided by the author This article comes from the November issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Journeys with church.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. “Church is something I go to, not something I’m part of.” A young person made this statement as they were leaving the […]

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Living with power as paradox

10.7. 2019 Written By: Lee Snyder 526 Times read

Photo: Lee Snyder, the first woman academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Photo from EMU. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Positive uses of power.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. On the campus of Bluffton (Ohio) University, next […]

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