Anabaptist Global Peace News – August 2018

The following is a list of some global Peace and Justice news and events from a variety of Anabaptist sources: “I need to go to school” – Mennonite Relief in DRC (Source: Mennonite World Conference) South Korea recognizes rights of conscientious objectors (Source: Mennonite World Conference) MC USA Leaders visit Capitol Hill to advocate for…

God Screamed At Me

by Max Ediger “I screamed at God for all the starving children, and then I realized that all of the starving children were God screaming at me.”   Anonymous It has been heart wrenching to watch the news and see how the world is treating its children. In Palestine, Yemen, and many other countries, children suffer and…

People are dying out here

by J. Ron Byler The son of man will be handed over to be crucified. – Matthew 26:2 Artist Alvaro Enciso builds beautiful crosses from empty tin cans he finds on the migrant trail in the desert on the Mexico and Arizona border. Alvaro says he had no idea people were dying out here in…

Peace on the Hill – Family separations are not only at the border

by Tammy Alexander, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office Stories of immigrant families separated at the border caught the public’s attention last month. The reports were certainly appalling: children crying after being forcibly taken from a parent, parents unable to locate children, inconsolable children forcibly drugged. Yet, as horrific as these stories are, it is important…

Balancing Acts: Words Matter

by Tom Beutel  Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. James 3:5a, NIV If you are familiar with the book of James in the New Testament, you probably think of it in terms of James’ focus on “faith and works” (See Peace Signs May 2018). James’ emphasis…