It was standard practice a century ago in Minneapolis to forbid people of color from living in desirable neighborhoods. Racially exclusive covenants still exist, buried in legalese and decades of history. In recent months, property owners have teamed up with city officials to eliminate the problematic wording.
Western Christian denominations, she said, have been largely silent beyond calls for both sides to be peaceful.
Mennonites in Colombia asked international siblings in faith for prayers in early May after a wave of protests and violence broke out across the country.
Artist Paul Friesen has often been inspired by world events and people’s experiences. His most recent project honors Michael J. Sharp, a United Nations peacebuilder who was killed, along with colleague Zaida Catalán, by a still-undetermined group in March 2017 as he worked to bring peace between warring factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.