Year in review: Sexuality issues test unity

Dec 22, 2014 by and

Struggles in Mennonite Church USA over same-sex relationships entered uncharted territory in 2014. When one conference licensed a lesbian pastor in Colorado and another signaled its acceptance of a gay man...

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Weight of liberty

Jul 21, 2014 by

Anabaptists cherish religious freedom and the rights of conscience. The movement was born in opposition to baptizing infants as required by church and state. We value the right to refuse military service when...

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Supreme Court rules for Conestoga

Jun 30, 2014 by and

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a Mennonite-owned cabinet-making business in Pennsylvania cannot be compelled by the Affordable Care Act to provide certain contraceptives in employee health care plans. The...

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Do companies have religious rights? Supreme Court to rule

Mar 30, 2014 by and

WASHINGTON — When two corporations owned by Christian families, one of them Mennonite, filed suit over the Affordable Care Act, they described their complaint in simple terms: The government is forcing them...

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Supreme Court hears religious rights case

Mar 30, 2014 by

A Mennonite-owned cabinet-making business in Pennsylvania was part of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on March 25 at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments that the ACA violates the...

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Contraception challenge

Jan 6, 2014 by

Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate pose a difficult problem: When one person’s religious freedom conflicts with another’s rights, who should prevail? Federal appeals...

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