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July 11, 2018 | by Colin Mathewson

On Sunday a thousand General Convention-goers drove to the small town of Taylor, Texas to protest the administration’s policy of separating migrant families arrested at the border. Stepping out of the air-conditioned bus we confronted a heavy, humid heat as we made our way to a grassy assembly area five hundred yards away from the […]

April 27, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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This is an appropriate workshop for churches currently experiencing conflict – or those who simply want to work at preventing destructive conflict in the future. The facilitator is Richard Blackburn, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center executive director. Learn more here. Draft Agenda Friday 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Introduction: The Nature and Role of Conflict; Conflict in the New Testament: […]

February 9, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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Healthy Congregations is a workshop designed by Peter Steinke, author of the books How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems and Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach. A key concept at the heart of Healthy Congregations is “self-differentiation,” people’s capacity to calmly articulate what they think and value, and to act on that […]