Mennonites and Muslims gathered around food and film at The Abraham Project Sept. 6-8 in Lancaster, Pa., in the hopes of deepening interfaith relationships.
Mennonites representing a handful of churches and Muslims from the Islamic Center of Lancaster screened a documentary about peace in the evening Sept. 6 at James Street Mennonite Church.
Seven distant points on the globe are linked by faith and farming in a study undertaken by the University of Winnipeg.
History professor Royden Loewen is hoping to gain a better understanding of how Mennonites connect with each other and the earth by studying agricultural communities in Zimbabwe, Siberia, Bolivia, the Indonesian island of Java, the Netherlands, Manitoba and Kansas. Loewen is also chair of the university’s Mennonite Studies program.
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — For Jacob Beachy, life moves along much as it always has. Every day, there are the 35 cows that need tending, and 90 acres of farmland. His is the life of an Amish farmer, in which family, work and faith intertwine on one plot of Ohio land.