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Jerry’s Story of Hope

A volunteer team plans our MLK service each year, and we asked three team members to share their thoughts on hope that sustains action. May their stories build up your own hope and encourage you to keep pressing on! Today we share Jerry’s story. Read More 


Mary’s Story of Hope

A volunteer team plans our MLK service each year, and we asked three team members to share their thoughts on hope that sustains action. May their stories build up your own hope and encourage you to keep pressing on! Today we share Mary’s story. Read More 


Abe’s Story of Hope

The theme of our 2023 MLK celebration was “Hope in Action.” Even 60 years after Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream,” speech, much work remains to bring us to true justice, reconciliation and peace. To sustain this work, we need hope. But how do you carry hope when things move so slowly and it’s two steps forward, one step backward? Read More 


Learn-a-thon 2023

As we head into our third annual Learn-a-thon, we encourage you to use our collection of resources to build your hope. Learn from the hope of the past, engage with the hope of the present, and carry that hope into future action. Read More 


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Why are we focused on changing laws instead of changing hearts?

Racism is both a heart issue and much larger than a heart issue. If sin were just a matter of individual deeds, heart change would be sufficient, but sin has corrupted every aspect of the world, including structures. Focusing on only changing individual hearts leads us back into the trap of individualistic faith. Sin exists in our hearts and in … Read More 


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Why don’t you denounce the violence of rioting and looting, too?

As Kingdom people called to be “peacemakers,” we decry all violence. Destroying or stealing other people’s property is wrong. But here it’s important to understand some history. Going back to the centuries of slavery America was built on, whites have decried the destruction of property and lack of “law and order” whenever black or brown people revolted against the racist … Read More 


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For Anabaptists, isn’t talking about unjust laws engaging in politics?

It is true that Anabaptists have always stressed that the Kingdom of God is not merely a new and improved version of the kingdoms of the world. God does not call Christians to grab as much worldly power as possible to run society as much as possible. No, we are called to seek an entirely different kind of power—the power … Read More 


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Don’t you think if George Floyd wasn’t breaking the law, he’d still be alive?

Imagine if George Floyd was your father, brother or son. You watched him slowly suffocate to death. Now imagine someone said, “Well, he shouldn’t have passed a phony twenty-dollar bill?” How would you feel? Probably you’d be infuriated. Nothing could be less relevant in light of the injustice inflicted upon your loved one! When people point out the shortcomings of … Read More 


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Is America Still Racist Today?

America was established by whites and for whites, usually at the expense of non-white people. This created systems that advantaged whites through things like access to land ownership, the right to vote, etc., and disadvantaged non-whites, most obviously through the horror of slavery. While these eventually ended, the consequences of this racist history have lasted to the present, continuing to … Read More 


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Who Am I Supposed to Believe?

A Google search for any significant topic turns up a cacophony of conflicting opinions. This hopelessly murky situation is our new reality, and it is here to stay. But we believe it is important for Kingdom people to hold to the existence of objective facts, and to take responsibility, to the best of one’s ability, to discern what these facts … Read More 


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