Readers write: February 15, 2021 issue

February 10, 2021 | Opinion | Volume 25 Issue 4
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Readers weigh in on MCC's research on National Socialism
Committed to seeking a deeper understanding: MCC begins research into historical connections to National Socialism,” Feb. 1, page 13.

Kudos, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), for beginning to face part of our history that may be quite shameful.
—Craig Anderson (online comment)

Thanks, MCC leadership, for beginning to seek to tell the difficult truths of our past. This is not just about MCC. It is about our legacy of faith as Anabaptist Mennonites. The truth (and repentance) will set us free.
—Stephen Kriss (online comment)

Already the word “shameful” is being used before we even start! Canadian Mennonites who did not have to escape Soviet communism should be very, very careful before commenting.

If it wasn’t for the German army offering some protection, my parents and 12,000 others would have been sent to Siberia, like my grandfather was, and perished. Think about that!
—Horst Unger (online comment)

There are historical societies everywhere that have the expertise and interest in history. I hope that MCC is hiring professional historians.

Why is MCC diversifying into history? Many count on MCC to meet human needs, like clean water, sanitation and so much more. There are so many needs in the world, including needs here in Canada. What agency is carrying on the work of meeting needs and setting up new things so that people can meet their own needs?

I think that MCC should communicate with the constituency (us), as they used to call it, to answer the questions that this article does not cover.
—Lois Epp (online comment)

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