I am disappointed with your reporting in “Schrag led denominational merger” (Jan. 20). While the article is about James Schrag [who died Jan. 7] and his life and work, the parts about the merger of the Mennonite Church and General Conference Mennonite Church rewrite history: It wasn’t just a merger but also a severing of ties to the Canadian Mennonite conferences. It started with two conferences and ended with two conferences. It was a realignment, not a simple merger. I do not want to take anything away from James Schrag’s efforts in merging the denominations, but by failing to mention the split from the Canadian conferences, you have minimized the complexity of his work and failed to get history correct.
Roberta Renz, Lawrence, Kan.
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