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Fighting against ourselves

I remember standing at the entrance to the cathedral in the German city of Muenster, gazing upwards at the metal cages suspended from the bell tower.

I listened as my Mennonite high school teachers explained that these cages were the place where early Anabaptist leaders were hung to die by the Catholic Church five centuries ago.

Banana trees and justice

When I was asked to write an article for Canadian Mennonite, I did not know where to start. I have so many stories to tell, but these stories are complicated, given the history my homeland, Palestine. It has both a difficult present and uncertain future. I wondered, should I write about the geographical spaces, the land, the conflict or the people.

No offence!

What offends you?

When should Christians be offended by what they see in the world around them, and how should they respond? Those questions were recently addressed in a Huffington Post Religion blog post by Joanna Harader, pastor at Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas. She examined the questions and looked at biblical examples to illustrate her point.

Undoing colonialism

I’ve been told that I have a problem. Well, not me in particular, but all of us as Christians. Many people still blame Christianity, or a Christian worldview, for our current environmental crisis—a world view that places the focus on another world, or God’s statement that we “have dominion” over the world.

Canadian-Iranian diplomacy ends, but peace work continues

The Canadian government has called on its diplomats in Iran to leave the embassy, abruptly and unilaterally cutting off all diplomatic ties there. The evacuation of the five diplomats from the capital, Tehran, as well as Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s expulsion of all Iranian diplomats in Canada has undoubtedly made poor relations with the country worse.


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