My experience of growing up Menonita (Mennonite) was different than that of the typical Mennonite in the north.
As Germany once again discusses compulsory military service, Bruno Sägesser of Switzerland is celebrating a very personal anniversary this week: 50 years ago, he refused to do military service in Switzerland and was court-martialed.
Here in Burkina Faso, we have been confronted with terrorist attacks for more than four years. It is an inexplicable situation, because no one has claimed responsibility.
CLINTON, Okla. — On Oct. 8, mainstream communities in the U.S. were preparing to usher in Columbus Day, a noncelebration for Native people. In North Dakota, the Standing Rock standoff continued on the land where many tribes have gathered to voice their fears for the Earth by opposing the construction of an oil pipeline.
Koroush and his mother, Maryam — refugees from Iran now living in Spain — lost everything but believe they have what they need with Jesus. “I saw the Jesus miracles with my own eyes,” Koroush said.
GOSHEN, Ind. — When 27-year-old SangMin Lee, a Mennonite conscientious objector from South Korea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the global Mennonite church community provided support in the form of letters and prayers. In early December, Lee met and talked with a fraction of his supporters in person.
HARRISONBURG, Va. — When a person you know well makes a regrettable choice, how do you reconcile what you know about that person with his or her actions? And how do you share what you know about this person without seeming to excuse the action? These questions confronted Luke Hartman, vice president of enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University, when he saw on national news the video of resource officer Ben Fields flipping over a black student’s desk and tossing her across the classroom in a South Carolina high school.