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Peace speech winner looks at how to end the ‘environmental war’

Submitted by mzuercher on Thu, 07/08/2021 - 15:06
Allison Weaver with her first-prize check for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oration Contest

Juniors Allison Weaver and Linda Moyo, both from Hesston, were the first- and second-place winners, respectively, in Bethel's 2021 C. Henry Smith Peace Oration Contest.

Weaver's speech was titled “Our Opponents Can’t Fight Back: Ending the Environmental War,” and Moyo's was “There is Peace in the Midst of Chaos.”

There is a global war in progress, Weaver said, waged by every citizen, “from the tiniest baby to the most powerful politician, [who] are doing [their] best to kill the Earth, and … winning.”

Book looks at a century of MCC mission and service

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:12
Cover of Service and the Ministry of Reconciliation

Alain Epp Weaver’s 2019 lectures at Bethel College are now available in printed form.

Anticipating the centennial of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in 2020, Epp Weaver, Lancaster, Pa., a longtime (and current) MCC worker, prepared four lectures and a sermon for Bethel’s annual Menno Simons Lecture series in fall 2019, that looked at “a missiological history of MCC.”

That is the subtitle of Service and the Ministry of Reconciliation, published in January by the Mennonite Library and Archives at Bethel College as the 21st volume in its C.H. Wedel Series.

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