Anabaptist Witness

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

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Mission & Education

The essays in this issue of Anabaptist Witness explore some of the opportunities and challenges that emerge when the goals of education and mission intersect. Authors reflect on themes such as interculturality, peace, the embodied gospel, and imperialism in relation to educational experiences in Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Iraq, and the United States. The issue was guest edited by Shin Ji Kang (James Madison University) and Ron Shultz (Eastern Mennonite University).

April 2023

Book review by Zachary J. Dey

Chris K. Huebner, Suffering the Truth: Occasional Sermons and Reflections

Book review by Emily Welty

Urbane Peachey, Making Wars Cease: A Survey of MCC Peace Section 1940–1990,

Book review by James R. Krabill

Darren T. Duerksen, Christ-Followers in Other Religions: The Global Witness of Insider Movements,

Book review by Nancy R. Heisey

Thomas A. Oduro, Jonathan P. Larson, and James R. Krabill, eds., Unless a Grain of Wheat:

Academic article by César Moya

Challenges for the Missional Task from a Theological Education Approach

From the blog

The Church as Sacrament for the Working World

Most people who attend church on Sunday mornings are employed in so-called “secular” professions and public institutions like hospitals and schools during the week. Younger people are under pressure from school or academic life. They all come to worship on Sunday mornings with lived realities of work, home, neighborhood and personal journey on their minds. […]

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South African peace leaders determined to be nation’s light

Front: Rev. Shiela Hlobelo, Mama Eulanda Mabusela, Mama Phinah Phokanoka, Rev.Nicky Motsepe, Steve Wiebe-Johnson. Back: Toto Nzamo, Moora Letsoalo, Amukelani Mkwanazi, Pastor Lwazi Macingwane, Oscar Siwali, Mulalo Mahori, Pastor Gosiame, and Bishop Mtshali. Mennonite Mission Network — The four-hour power outage that occurred just seconds before the conflict mediator training session began added irony that illuminated the […]

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Caring for People above All Else: Integrating Prayer, Relief, and Peace to Build God’s Church

  Two recent events emphasized the ways that the power of prayer combined with relief and peacemaking work are energizing the mission of God in the Ethiopian context. The first of these was a Zoom conference on February 15th featuring President Desalegn Abebe of the Meserete Kristos Church (MKC), an Anabaptist denomination in Ethiopia with […]

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Prayer on the Anniversary of the Invasion of Ukraine

We share this prayer with permission from the Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany. Information about ongoing prayer opportunities is found at the bottom of the page. —ed.   Prayer on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the Russian government’s war of aggression against the people of Ukraine. 24 February 2023 War causes endless […]

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Everydayness in Mission Theory

1. Everydayness – a concept conquers the academic world In recent years, academic discussion in the social sciences has focused strongly on the concept of the ordinariness of human existence. In this context, everydayness is understood to be a “common, everyday occurrence characterized by nothing extraordinary” or even an “everyday process.”[2]  Even more, it is […]

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