Love thy neighbor: Helping veterans to heal

Nov 11, 2015 by

Once again, Veterans Day has arrived. For many, it is another day celebrating everyday militarism. Mennonites have long had an aversion to war and violence, and we find ourselves in an unpopular position on...

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Loving, not thanking, veterans

Nov 11, 2014 by and

Veterans Day, established to celebrate those who served in the armed forces, has a more festive atmosphere than Memorial Day, which remembers those who died while serving in the armed forces. Veterans Day...

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Can a pacifist wear a poppy?

Nov 10, 2014 by

The answer is yes — I’m a pacifist, and I wear one. A few others I know do, too. But many people who oppose war have ambivalent feelings about poppies. I think they’re afraid wearing one will...

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