¬ Knit one, pray one by Susan Mark Landis
¬ Otterville by Merrill R. Miller
¬ Moral values by Max Ediger
¬ Postcards for peace
¬ In the footsteps of Abraham by Lawrence Hart
¬ Practicing nonresistance by Tom Beutel
¬ Reader Response
Knit one, pray one
by Susan Mark Landis
If you can't make peace with yourself, you'll never make peace in the world. The author returns to a simple practice she thought she'd left behind, and finds a way to center on God and in prayer.
by Merrill R. Miller
"Otterville" is copyrighted and is not to be reproduced in any form without permission. Contact Merrill Miller at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Student Aid Fund for Nonregistrants (SAFNR)
Did you know that Mennonite Church USA attempts to replace the same amount in
federal grants and loans that young men are denied because they have
decided not to register? SAFNR is available to any nonregistrant
attending a Mennonite college or Mennonite graduate institution and to any
nonregistrant attending a Mennonite Church USA member congregation and
enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies in other-than-Mennonite
institutions. Send contributions, inquiries and prayers to: Mennonite
Church USA Executive Board Student Aid Fund for Nonregistrants, P.O. Box 1245,
Elkhart, IN 46515-1245, phone: Kathryn Rodgers at 574-523-3041 or see
www.MennoniteUSA.org/peace (put SAFNR in the search engine). NOTE: If you
choose to not register for the draft, you are breaking the law. You need
good counsel to make this decision and to understand all the implications.
Please contact Titus Peachey, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., email@example.com or 717-859-3889.
by Max Ediger
Since when are there only two issues that qualify for the debate on "moral values"? Asians wonder what Americans-especially those who profess to be Christians-are thinking.
|Proclaiming truth and healing:|
A public witness at Charlotte ’05, the Mennonite Church USA convention
Proclaim the source of our true security in God and offer healing to the
wounds of our neighbors and enemies by joining the Charlotte public
witness. This is a family event.
Our public witness will reclaim Christ's Lordship of our bodies and
money through a prayer pilgrimage from the Charlotte Convention Center to
a military recruitment center. We will reaffirm that our security rests in
God alone. We will witness that God calls us to life and to offer that
life to others.
Wednesday, July 6, 9 - 10:30 p.m.
- Members of Christian Peacemaker Teams will train peacekeepers for the prayer walk and give information
about how to plan local, similar events.
Thursday, July 7, 1 - 1:45 p.m.
- Call to truth and healing, with speakers John Powell, Carol Rose, Dick
Davis, Willard Swartley and Roy Williams, and a children's activity
Thursday, July 7, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
- Prayer walk to a recruitment center
Join us as we proclaim our dependence on God and God alone!
The People in the Pews
Postcards for peace
Women in Canada find a way to send a few words of solidarity and encouragement to women working for freedom, dignity and peace in Iraq.
In the footsteps of Abraham
by Lawrence Hart
The author, a Cheyenne peace chief and Mennonite pastor, tells how people of faith can begin to get involved in righting an old injustice.
|Christian Citizenship Sunday worship resources for July 3|
This year's Christian Citizenship Sunday worship resources for July 3
actually contain THREE SUNDAYS' worth of wisdom—
Celebrating the Wisdom of God's Time
Celebrating the Wisdom of God's People
Celebrating the Wisdom of God's Peace
You'll find the main materials in LEADER, a quarterly magazine for
pastors and lay leaders in Anabaptist congregations. On the LEADER
website, you'll find
- Children's time
- Global illustrations for sermons
- Resource list
For a LEADER subscription, call: 1-800-245-7894
Single copy $7.60 U.S.; $11.85 Cdn.
Individual annual $29.95 U.S.; $46.75 Cdn.
by Tom Beutel
The third in a series of columns looking at Article 22 of the Mennonite Confession of Faith in a Biblical Perspective, and how it applies to all Christian peacemakers.
|Sept. 8-11, 2005 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Seeking Peace: The Courage to be Nonviolent
Members and friends of the Church of the Brethren, Mennonite Church USA
and The Society of Friends are warmly invited to take part in an
energizing, multi-faceted, intergenerational gathering, designed to
provide opportunities to build mentoring relationships and explore
practical and intellectual approaches to peace and peacemaking.
Information about the conference is available online at:
Readers liked last month's reflection on the deaths of Terri Schiavo and the Pope and the movie Hotel Rwanda-or at least, most readers did.