Beyond the Divide

by Jason Boone The divisive nature of partisan politics has seeped into almost every aspect of our society. Political views and affiliations often determine who we associate with, even who we worship with. There’s a deep desire in our church for tools that can help us talk productively to people we disagree with politically. It…

Peace Sermon: Are we up to it?

by Richard McMaster After His baptism in the Jordan, Luke tells us, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, the wasteland to the south of Judaea. John the Baptist has proclaimed Him the Messiah and a voice from Heaven has confirmed it, so Jesus goes off alone shunning publicity. But Temptation follows as…

Peace on the Hill- Nigeria: Prioritizing a humanitarian response

By Charles Kwuelum Now that Nigeria’s 2019 general elections have concluded, President Mohammadu Buhari’s government will need to evaluate its policy priorities for the coming years. The country continues to face enormous humanitarian challenges that will require an urgent response from the Nigerian government and the international community. As of January, about 1.95 million people…

Speaking Truth With Words That Give Grace

Originally posted on Pieces of Peace:
A smattering of fall at Laurelville Earlier this week, I spoke at the Anabaptist Communicators Retreat, held at the Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania. My assignment was to talk about how my faith informs my writing and editorial work. What follows is…

PJSN in Orlando

For all you peacemakers headed to Orlando for the Mennonite Church USA convention, be sure to come to the seminars the Peace and Justice Support Network will be leading or sharing the stage. Welcoming veterans in a peace church Learn about the soul wounds many veterans carry,  and find out  how to walk alongside them…