Three and a half years ago, four of us — Barth Hague and Hannah Heinzekehr of The Mennonite and Paul Schrag and myself of Mennonite World Review — met one Saturday morning in Newton, Kan., to talk about the future of our two publications.
For Mennonite World Review
In 1920, the Russian Mennonites’ world was in upheaval. Civil war had been raging for three years, creating political and social chaos and leaving the country’s Mennonites impoverished, hungry and fearing for their future. Their brethren in North America responded by founding Mennonite Central Committee, putting aside their sectarianism to come together to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.