Living the message of peace in a conflict zone

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine When armed men arrived at a Light of the Gospel church in the Donetsk region of Ukraine they searched the basement for weapons. There were no…

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Olive orchard bears fruit of peace

Friday, December 9, 2016

How would you feel if your government blocked your driveway with dirt and concrete, and told you it was illegal to remove the debris?

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Is God nonviolent?

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Nonviolent God
J. Denny Weaver
Is God violent? And if he is, what does this do to my conviction of nonviolent discipleship? Anabaptist scholar J. Denny Weaver has asked these same questions, and the result is The Nonviolent God.

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The nonviolent parent

Thursday, October 1, 2015

While setting up our tent in the sweltering heat of Osoyoos, B.C., my husband and I struggled to keep an eye on our two-year-old who was wrestling with…

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Faithful together in civil conflict

Thursday, January 1, 2015

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Roman Rakhuba recounted the latest events in his home country of Ukraine to the gathering of Mennonite leaders of Europe in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Dora and the Prince of Peace, Part 3

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Although Dora the Explorer succeeds within each episode of her children’s show, the more profound triumph arises from the accumulation of all her adventures. In fact, there is an “in-order-to-ness” about the entire cartoon series.

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Unpunished Christ unsatisfactory

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Nonviolent AtonementAuthor: J. Denny WeaverEven J. Denny Weaver acknowledges that the proposal he makes in The Nonviolent Atonement “may seem audacious.” Weaver is an American Mennonite theologian and professor emeritus at Bluffton University in Ohio. The Nonviolent Atonement is his attempt to describe the atoning work of Christ in light of his conviction that God is nonviolent. For Weaver, there is no place in discussion of atonement theology for the idea that God punished Jesus, or that Jesus died for human sins to satisfy God’s justice.

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Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call to Creative Nonviolence

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

John Dear
Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call to Creative Nonviolence
Father John Dear’s latest collection of essays, journal entries, and reflections on creative nonviolence is a thought-provoking call to reject war and become people of nonviolence. Dear is an internationally respected peacemaker, teacher, writer, Jesuit priest, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee…

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Mennonites offer more than peace

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Peace Church and the Ecumenical Community: Ecclesiology and the Ethics of Nonviolence
Author:Fernando Enns, translated by Helmut Harder
Fernando Enns (keynote speaker at the Believers Church Conference held in Winnipeg in June) is emerging as a very important Mennonite voice. The German theologian is active in peace church theology and ecumenical studies, is a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and pastors a Mennonite church. His ecumenical work has been central to the WCC’s important peace initiative, Decade to Overcome Violence (2001–2011).

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