With women eligible for combat, is draft registration next?

Nov 10, 2014 by and

As Norway became the first NATO country to require women to register for the draft this month, it has American military analysts debating whether the U.S. could be on the verge of taking the same step, too. It...

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Kenyan births peace churches in wake of violence

Oct 13, 2014 by , and

SOTIK, Kenya — One man has transformed the warring town of Sotik into a community of reconciliation and peace. George Nyaundi, a Mennonite pastor and church planter, has worked for peace in Sotik ever since...

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A nonviolent uprising

Oct 2, 2014 by

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: a “riot is the language of the unheard.” What happens when folks do not feel like their voices are being heard? They shout louder. Rioting is what almost happened in...

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Syrian stories need to be told

Sep 24, 2014 by

Hadija is 10 years old. She wakes up at 6 a.m., climbs in the back of a truck full of children, and drives to a potato field in the Bekaa Valley where she will work for at least seven hours. And Rami is 12...

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Acting like a state: ISIS, the U.S. and Jesus as Lord

Sep 22, 2014 by

Like most Americans, I’m horrified by each new story I read about ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham). A friend who works in the region wrote weeks ago to tell me ISIS had taken Rutba, the Iraqi town...

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Leaving fear behind

Sep 15, 2014 by

What is it about Sept. 11 that keeps us from forgetting just exactly what we were wearing and what we were doing when we heard the news? My wife and I discussed the question. In her infinite wisdom, she...

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Palestine peace seeker shares goal

Sep 15, 2014 by

LOMBARD, Ill. — A Bethlehem peacemaker recently challenged Lombard Mennonite Church and guests to pursue people-to-people strategies for building peace. Zoughbi Zoughbi, director of Wi’am Palestinian...

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MCC reaches out to Iraqis displaced by armed conflict

Jun 25, 2014 by

As armed conflict forces Iraqis from their homes, Mennonite Central Committee is providing vital items for daily life and is planning with partner organizations for an ongoing response. MCC also is calling on...

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Tar, feathers and Liberty Bonds

Jun 9, 2014 by

On a mild Monday evening, April 22, 1918, a pro-war mob of McPherson County citizens invaded the peace of the Canton Mennonite community, north of Hesston, Kan. The 40-some masked men had visited the Walter...

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Limiting drone weapons proliferation

May 16, 2014 by

Sarah Kreps and Micah Zenko have written an important piece in the recent issue of Foreign Affairs warning of the dangers to the United States of drone weapons proliferation, and offering sensible proposals...

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