Anabaptist Witness

A global Anabaptist and Mennonite dialogue on key issues facing the church in mission

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Worship and Witness

To witness is to observe a statement or action or to profess one’s religious beliefs. We can witness God’s work in the world or humans’ good and harmful deeds. We can proclaim our beliefs, in words and actions, to one another within and beyond our faith communities.

Book review by Justin Sun

Nicholas Shrubsole, What Has No Place, Remains: The Challenges for Indigenous Religious Freedom in Canada Today

Book review by Anthony G. Siegrist

Seth Klein, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

Book review by Julianne Doner, Brian Fraser

Jeffrey S. Denis, Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations

Book review by Titus Guenther

R. Daniel Shaw and William R. Burrows, eds., Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship: Dangerous Syncretism or Necessary Hybridity?

Book review by Josh Wallace

Cláudio Carvalhaes, What’s Worship Got to Do with It? Interpreting Life Liturgically

From the blog

An Open Letter to Mark Ramseyer

Kim SeongHan is Representative for MCC Northeast Asia and a member of Jesus Heart Mennonite Church, Republic of Korea. This open letter responds to an opinion piece by Harvard Law School professor Mark Ramseyer claiming that World War II-era Korean “comfort women,” who were forced into sex work by the Japanese military, were actually exercising their free, […]

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Anabaptist Witness Dialogues: Luis Acosta y Linda Shelly (grabación disponible)

Anabaptist Witness anuncia con agrado Anabaptist Witness Dialogues, una serie de webinars donde entrevistaremos a los autores de Anabaptist Witness. Luis Acosta y Linda Shelly conversarán sobre su experiencia en el trabajo por la recuperación de tierras indígenas. Inscribite en: http://www.anabapti.st/dialogues

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Anabaptist Witness Dialogues: Randy Haluza-Delay & Randy Woodley (recording available)

Anabaptist Witness is pleased to announce Anabaptist Witness Dialogues, a new webinar series featuring interviews with Anabaptist Witness authors Randy Haluza-DeLay and Randy Woodley will be in conversation with Jamie Pitts about the article “What Does Shalom Mean?” Register here: http://www.anabapti.st/dialogues  

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Anabaptist Witness Dialogues: Ched Myers and Elaine Enns (recording available)

Anabaptist Witness is pleased to announce Anabaptist Witness Dialogues, a new webinar series featuring interviews with Anabaptist Witness authors Ched and Elaine will discuss their their forthcoming book, Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization. A book preview, “Two Biblical Warning Tales about Displacement,” appears online. Register here: http://www.anabapti.st/dialogues   Recording:  

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How I Learned to Love the Government

I grew up in a Mennonite church, attended a Mennonite college, and graduated from a Mennonite seminary. Along the way I was indoctrinated with the classic Anabaptist perspective that governments—with their use of coercive power and violence—are for the unredeemed, but that true Christians dedicate their lives to the service of the church: a counter-government […]

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