Trail of Death: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament and Transformation, Part I

Joshua Kinder is a middle school mathematics teacher at a public school and a graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He is a member of the Prairie Wolf Collective, a co-housing and permaculture community experiment in south central Elkhart, Indiana. In his spare time, he is a musician, brewer, and amateur herbalist.  Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical … Continue reading Trail of Death: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament and Transformation, Part I

Looking back to colonization, and forward to a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 

Rev. Iris Speckmann represented the Dutch Mennonite Conference at the Mennonite World Conference's Assembly in July 2015 and at the World Council of Churches Assembly in November 2013. She graduated from the Free University (VU) Amsterdam in 2005 and was ordained as a Mennonite minister. She is currently teaching, researching and preparing a Ph.D. at … Continue reading Looking back to colonization, and forward to a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 

Practical Suggestions for Doing Justice: Do What You Love to Do!

Photo Credit: Silas Crews, Mennonite Central Committee, 2013 John Stoesz is executive director of Camp Mennoscah, a position he started in June, 2014. Previously he served as executive director of Mennonite Central Committee Central States from September 2005 through June 2013. In between, he took time away from paid work to pursue two of his … Continue reading Practical Suggestions for Doing Justice: Do What You Love to Do!

Dear God, My Ancestors Started a War!?

Sid Burkey serves as elder for his local church, Bellwood Mennonite, in Milford, Nebraska, and as Assistant Moderator for Central Plains Mennonite Conference. He finds joy building hope and creating business solutions to poverty as part of the MEDA board (Mennonite Economic Development Associates).  Tensions stretched the limits of restraint in early June, 1675, near Swansea, … Continue reading Dear God, My Ancestors Started a War!?

Mexican Village Exemplifies Indigenous Struggle to Protect Land from Mining

Meg Lumsdaine is currently serving as Pastor for Evergreen Mennonite Church in Kirkland, Washington In the soft glow of porchlight on a balmy subtropical night, our family stood among a crowd of thirty or so local residents who had gathered there in the village of Zacualpan to bid us farewell. We had spent the day … Continue reading Mexican Village Exemplifies Indigenous Struggle to Protect Land from Mining

Uncovering the Settler Within

Jonathan Neufeld is on the pastoral team of Seattle Mennonite Church, working with the community to companion people experiencing homelessness. “On July 1, 1873, a seemingly insignificant but alarming incident occurred at White Horse Plains in Manitoba. A Dominion immigration agent had brought out a four-member delegation to look over various tracts of land in … Continue reading Uncovering the Settler Within