A decade ago in Switzerland, a process of reconciliation emerged among Anabaptists and contemporary representatives of the government that oppressed them during the Reformation. To make that reconciliation visible, a project to highlight Anabaptist history in Bern was dedicated with an opening ceremony Aug. 24.
A new direction and a different interpretation are mother’s milk to the historian. At times this is helpful. At other times, not so much.
The fellowship hall of the Mennonite church in Zaandam, the Netherlands, needed a bit of work. The congregation decided it was a chance to make the 1970s annex not just more friendly to the environment but to the community as well.
A government plan to resurrect compulsory national service next year in France has Mennonites concerned about implications for young people in their congregations.