Features posts

The body as a temple full of gifts

2.10. 2020 Written By: Leland Sapp 387 Times read

Photo: Louise and other residents at Shalom House, part of Peaceful Living in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Kristen Kidd Photography This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The dignity of bodies.” For more stories on this theme, see the February issue of The Mennonite. It is often too easy for many of us to overlook […]

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Navigating grief in our bodies: Dealing with ‘an unspeakable loss’

2.1. 2020 Written By: Cindy and Herm Weaver 2,962 Times read

This article comes from the February issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The dignity of bodies.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. It was early afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, when the world stopped. Cindy had just returned from getting a few things at the grocery store […]

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Restorative justice in Mennonite schools

1.13. 2020 Written By: Paul Yoder and Peter Wiens 456 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 1,776 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 1,102 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 792 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. 229 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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