Post and photo by Jennifer Schrock How does a retreat center dedicated to silence, solitude and peacemaking respond to a pipeline challenge? The community related…Read more
by Anne Sensenig Multiple people from Community Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa., have been involved in Lancaster Against Pipelines, an organization resisting the proposed Atlantic Sunrise…Read more
Chapel Blocks Path of Gas Pipeline
The July 16, 2017 Washington Post ran an article about Catholic nuns in Lancaster, Pa., creating a chapel in the path of a proposed pipeline. They aim to protect their land from a gas company preparing to exercise the right of eminent domain.
The cause has Mennonite supporters as well. At a climate justice gathering at the Mennonite Church USA’s convention in Orlando in early July, Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, one of the founders of Lancaster Against Pipelines, shared about her efforts to resist the plans to build new pipelines carrying fracked gas. Clatterbuck is associate pastor for children and youth at Community Mennonite Church in Lancaster, PA.
“I was so impressed and encouraged by her courage in non-violent direct action,” commented Ray Martin, founding donor of the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions.
See What Other Churches are Doing
Here are a few examples of what MCCN Green Patchwork congregations are working on in 2017: Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, BC sustained several ongoing ministries: an annual electronics…Read more
Thinkers and Doers Join at Rooted and Grounded Conference
From living stones to mining in Suriname, from climate change to solar panels, from biblical studies to immersion experiences, the third Rooted and Grounded conference at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary provided plenty of thought for those willing to think about relationships between humans, God and creation. “This conference blew my mind. I am not alone,” one attendee said.
Read The Mennonite’s write-up on the conference.
For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.Colossians 1:19 - 20