Model of tolerance

Sep 2, 2019 by

The Western District Conference annual assembly honored several women ordained to ministry some 40 years ago (Editorial, Aug. 19). This was a time when ordination of women was uncommon and controversial....

[read more]

How a national emergency order endangers the ‘other’

Feb 22, 2019 by , and

We write as victims of violence, who know the trauma inflicted by evil people who target the “other.” As the pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and the rabbi of the New Light Synagogue in...

[read more]

To judge or not to judge?

Jul 5, 2018 by

As a child, I rarely heard cursing. Thus, I often didn’t recognize inappropriate language when I did hear it. My friend and I could watch the same movie — she would hear curse words every other minute, and...

[read more]

‘Idolatrous’ views?

Dec 18, 2017 by

Sara Wenger Shenk (“Where Does AMBS Stand?,” Blog, Dec. 4) makes it clear she is progressive and considers anyone outside that purview to be idolatrous. Isn’t her distasteful name-calling...

[read more]

The world’s most persecuted religion

Mar 1, 2016 by

There are two options when a member of any of the world’s major religions hears about persecution of its own members: strike back by persecuting the persecutor or tolerance. Contrary to what many believe...

[read more]

Beyond tolerance

Apr 24, 2014 by

Tolerance is important. It lets us live in harmony with each other despite our differences and helps our society function in peace with itself. We need to be able to get along, to avoid fostering animosity or...

[read more]