Sister Care reinforces Puerto Rico connections

Jun 23, 2014 by

AIBONITO, Puerto Rico — Two women with roots in Puerto Rico recently brought a Mennonite Women USA seminar to the island. Carolyn Heggen and Elizabeth Soto Albrecht co-led the Sister Care seminar March 21-22...

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Project weaves peacemaking into language learning

Jun 9, 2014 by and

Words are powerful, which is why the Language for Peace project aims to explore how Anabaptist and other philosophies of peacemaking are incorporated into various language courses — Spanish, German, Korean,...

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Becoming an Anablacktivist

May 12, 2014 by

Traveling through Philadelphia last year, I met Drew Hart. He’s a Ph.D. student at Lutheran Theological Seminary, a part-time pastor and professor, and a prophetic voice in Anabaptist circles. What follows...

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Renewal Circles group plans first convention

Apr 28, 2014 by and

The recently organized group Anabaptist Renewal Circles will look to fuel spiritual renewal across many Mennonite Church USA conferences with a national convention this summer. Using the theme, “Proclaiming...

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Graham’s almost agreement with nonresistance

Apr 9, 2014 by

A seminal event in Anabaptist history happened when, in 1961 dialogue began between Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders and Billy Graham — at the time, one of America’s most famous figures and...

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Traditions drive Amish survival

Apr 7, 2014 by and

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Why have the Amish survived? Cory Anderson says it boils down to one word: babies. Anderson, a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church and a doctoral candidate in rural sociology at...

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Recovering catholicity

Mar 31, 2014 by

I still remember the words of my tour guide in St. John Lateran in Rome. She referred to our group’s Protestants with loving disdain. She announced, “For the Protestants here, I want you to remember that...

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Immigrants from former Soviet Union challenge German secularism

Mar 17, 2014 by and

BERLIN — The sanctuary is full and still. An usher walks the perimeter, opening windows first on the men’s side and then on the women’s. Behind the pulpit, to the left of the seated choir, the third...

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