Goshen and EMU Students Urge Divestment

Click here to read about a divestment campaign sponsored by student activists from Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University. The students are urging the Mennonite Education Agency to divest from investments in fossil fuel and mineral extraction companies. "By investing in fossil fuel and mineral extraction companies, Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University are perpetuating … Continue reading Goshen and EMU Students Urge Divestment

Mennonites and the Conestoga Massacre of 1763

Tim lives with his wife Charletta in the Ventura River watershed on the traditional lands of the Chumash people. He works with Carnival de Resistance <http://carnivalderesistance.com&gt; and is a founding partner in Congruity Works <http://congruity.works&gt;, a web development firm. Tim loves working with small groups of people working for social change and thrives on cross-pollination. This post was originally … Continue reading Mennonites and the Conestoga Massacre of 1763

The Jewish Jesus and the Doctrine of Discovery

J. Denny Weaver is Professor Emeritus of Religion, Bluffton (Ohio) University. Among his several books are The Nonviolent Atonement, 2nd revised and expanded edition (Eerdmans, 2011) and The Nonviolent God (Eerdmans, 2013). The works cited in this blog are Carter, Race: A Theological Account (Oxford, 2008) and Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins … Continue reading The Jewish Jesus and the Doctrine of Discovery

Canonization and Protest

Joanna Shenk lives in the vibrant Mission District of San Francisco, where she serves as Associate Pastor of First Mennonite Church of San Francisco. She is co-producer of the Iconocast podcast and editor of Widening the Circle: Experiments in Christian Discipleship. On October 5 the Christian Century published an article I wrote on protest related to the canonization … Continue reading Canonization and Protest

Do Justice: A Story of First Peoples and Honey Bees

Anita Amstutz (center) with Sarah Augustine (left) and Sheri Hostetler (right). Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite pastor and beekeeper, currently working on a grant funded writing project about bees. Bees. As a pastor and a beekeeper, the parallels drawn between the two is often raw and real. Recently, a lesson unfolded in my beehive, … Continue reading Do Justice: A Story of First Peoples and Honey Bees

Junipero Serra’s Canonization and Continuing Colonization

Sarah Augustine is an assistant professor of sociology at Heritage University. She is also the co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund. Sarah led a team of Indigenous and church leaders to draft the World Council of Churches (WCC) Statement on the Doctrine of Discovery and its enduring impact on Indigenous Peoples, which was adopted in 2012, … Continue reading Junipero Serra’s Canonization and Continuing Colonization

Trail of Death, Part III

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) offered a course called “Trail of Death: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament, and Transformation” from June 22nd–June 29th, 2015. Participants journeyed the route that over 800 Potawatomi people traveled in 1838 under military gunpoint, after being forcibly removed from their homeland in northern Indiana. This three-part blog series was originally … Continue reading Trail of Death, Part III

Trail of Death, Part II

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) offered a course called “Trail of Death: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament, and Transformation” from June 22nd–June 29th, 2015. Participants journeyed the route that over 800 Potawatomi people traveled in 1838 under military gunpoint, after being forcibly removed from their homeland in northern Indiana. This three-part blog series was originally … Continue reading Trail of Death, Part II