Moderate justice

Jul 16, 2018 by

The Supreme Court occupies the U.S. political spotlight after the retirement of Anthony Kennedy and President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. With the remaining eight justices evenly split on many...

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Abortion and peace

Mar 12, 2018 by

Celeste Kennel-Shank’s flexible position on permitting abortion is outrageous and unthinkable (“To Strive for Life,” Living Simply column, Feb. 26). I joined the Mennonite church because I believe Jesus...

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Kennel-Shank: To strive for life

Feb 26, 2018 by

It grieves me when I read or hear about my Christian brothers and sisters for whom abortion is the highest priority in their participation in political life. We slap labels on each other with so little nuance...

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Kehrberg: Pro-life feminist

Feb 27, 2017 by

Sadly, we were too often more deeply committed to being “red” or “blue” than to Jesus, who cannot be defined by either. — Richard Showalter For years, here in the U.S., many Anabaptists stayed out of...

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Pregnancy center wages ‘spiritual battle for life’

Feb 13, 2017 by and

Growing up in a Christian home, Kerri Porter had never considered abortion an option. But when she became pregnant at 19, an abortion was the first thing she wanted. “I was very angry when I found out [I was...

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Known for saving life

Feb 13, 2017 by

If Anabaptist Christians want to be taken seriously as people of peace, a consistent ethic of human life should be what we’re known for. This is not primarily in a political activist sense but in our...

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A conservative Supreme Court won’t end abortion

Oct 26, 2016 by

The U.S. election of 2016 is just a few weeks away (thank you, Jesus). Over the course of this election season, it has been interesting to watch the conservative Christian reaction to Donald Trump. What...

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Shame isn’t always a bad thing

Sep 27, 2016 by

My parents were pretty effective in correcting their nine children by using frequent verbal reprimands, even the occasional “Shem dich!” (Pennsylvania German equivalent of “Shame on you”). They mostly...

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Secular country, religious voters

Sep 28, 2015 by

You may have noticed there’s an election going on. Not the U.S. presidential campaign. I’m talking about the Oct. 19 Canadian election. Unlike in the U.S., religion plays a very minor role in Canadian...

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A price to pay

Sep 14, 2015 by

Karen Yoder said it well in her letter, “Silent on Abortion” (Aug. 17). I have often wondered the same thing about our church. Why don’t we mourn the lives of millions of murdered babies? Surely there...

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Silent on abortion

Aug 17, 2015 by

I enjoyed a wonderful day at the Mennonite World Conference assembly, but something was missing. I searched the program, reviewed the workshops, read What We Believe Together. I listened to three of the 15...

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