Dancing problems

A Moment from Yesterday

January 5, 2022 | Opinion | Volume 26 Issue 1
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
(Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives)

Problems with dancing have been discussed at numerous times in many church settings. On July 3, 1951, the Northwest Mennonite Conference delegates discussed the Alberta education system that offered lessons in various types of dancing. Delegates approved a resolution that read: “Such teaching encourages the sensuality of our age. Teaching of these courses will establish trends and appetites within youth that will lead to excesses later in life. . . . [We] appeal to the Department of Education . . . to consider withdrawal of such courses . . . or . . . credits to students who have conscientious objections be not lessened for nonparticipation.” This 1984 photo shows a group of Canadian Mennonite Bible College students dancing.

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

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(Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives)

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