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Palomas arcoíris: hacia una misión anabautista-queer latinoamericana

Estamos en el mes del Orgullo LGBTIQA+ y como anabautistas es importante que podamos celebrar y acompañar bien a las personas que pertenecen a esta comunidad en nuestras iglesias desde nuestra particularidad religiosa. Este ha sido un año histórico para las luchas de las personas LGBTIQA+ dentro de la tradición Anabautista. Se aprobó la resolución […]

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Sembrando Esperanza

Sembrando Esperanza es el nombre de la organización donde tengo la oportunidad de colaborar. Es una institución con principios anabautistas que realiza su trabajo en Guatemala para comunidades q’eqchi’s que habitan las montañas altas y húmedas de Alta Verapaz, región donde se cultiva frijol, maíz, café, té, cardamomo, lo cual se hace de forma artesanal. […]

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Celebration, Critique, and Mission

What does it mean to celebrate mission efforts? What is the role of critique within mission? How do celebration and critique relate when reflecting on the church’s mission efforts? A paper this past October (2021) by two anthropologists, Philip Fountain and Laura Meitzner Yoder, entitled “Celebrating Service: An Anthropology of Mennonite Festivity” (presentation begins at […]

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The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

Unarmed people block tanks. Street signs are changed so that “F*ck you!” is written on them or all roads point to The Hague to the International Criminal Court. Videos circulate of Ukrainians offering to tow Russian soldiers stranded without fuel to Moscow, and pictures of Russian deserters being welcomed with tea and cheers. Across Europe, […]

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Russian Orthodox Priests Call for New Leadership

The Russian Orthodox Church under pressure More than 400 Ukrainian Orthodox priests under the Moscow Patriarchate have called for an international tribunal on Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and official condemnation of his adherence to Russian nationalism, or the so-called “Russki Mir.” In an extended interview with a Ukrainian newspaper, the Orthodox priest Protoierei Andrey Pinchuk […]

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Walk Humbly

Do you know anyone personally that would raise their hand and joyfully accept Jesus’ demand of his disciples? I don’t mean declaring him Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9-10), or loving your enemies (Matthew 5:44) or loving God (Mark 12:30). Those are all fine and good, commendable actually. We would be lost without all of this. […]

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Desencuentros  I/II

Bienaventurados los que procuran la paz, pues ellos serán llamados hijos de Dios. Mateo 5:13 Un día no volveremos a casa. Sólo esperamos que haya sido porque el Señor nos llamó a su presencia en medio de los que le aman. La participación de la iglesia menonita del centro de México en la Sexta brigada de búsqueda […]

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Anger, Lament, and Hope

The events that have been unfolding in Afghanistan are impacting me deeply. I lived there for three formative years in the early 1970s and have done numerous consultancies there since, both during and after the years of Taliban rule. I’ve been having trouble sorting out my conflicting thoughts and feelings about these events. Below is […]

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John Driver, Radical Disciple

Christian spirituality does not consist of a life of contemplation instead of action, nor of withdrawal instead of full participation in the social order. Rather, Christian spirituality is the experience of every dimension of human life being oriented around and animated by the very Spirit of Jesus. [1]  To be “spiritual” is to live every […]

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Home, Mission Field and the Great Commission: Ukrainian Evangelicals between Political and Missional Responsibilities

1. Ukraine under attack The 24th of February 2022 will forever mark one of the most important historic dates for Ukraine. On this day Russia invaded Ukraine with more than 100.000 troops and started an evil war against her Slavic neighbor with whom they share a millennium of common history. Now people are dying, soldiers, […]

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