When I began working for the Federal Emergency Management Administration as a presidential appointee in 2009 as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, I knew little about natural disasters and emergencies
“Why do Mennonites sing in four-part harmony?” (page 23) should have been written in the past tense. It is a dying art form. Even my church, notable for musical talent, rarely sings a cappella.
As a couple who served with Mennonite Central Committee for five years in Vietnam during the American war there, our hearts break for the slaughter and devastation of the war in Ukraine.
While I would not discount racism or “unconscious bias” as a reason for a focus on the suffering in Ukraine at the expense of other countries (Letters and Comments, April 14), I would suggest an alternative reason.