As Mennonites, we like to tell stories of peace. We point to the etching of Dirk Willems who helped rescue his pursuer from thin ice. It's important to pass on our stories. Through stories, we nurture each other. Stories inspire the next generation.
Where are the stories among us? Where are the Dirk Willems doing crazy acts of love? Do you know someone who has a a story to tell?
Is there a time in your life when you faced conflict and found the Spirit opening a door to respond in a love-filled way? Have you witnessed your church stepping out in your community with words of hope and peace?
Central Plains Peace and Justice Task Group wants to collect stories of peacemakers throughout Central Plains. We're looking for a wide variety of stories. Peacemaking stories can include interactions across cultural barriers. We want stories about responding to immigration, stories of undoing racism and sexism. Do you know someone or a church community who has responded in healthy ways to abuse? Someone who has stood up for justice in the face of military violence? Is there someone who taught you about the Doctrine of Discovery? Or inspired you to do creation care?
We are looking for a variety of peace stories! Share yours with The Peace and Justice Task Group via Jane Yoder-Short at wilmajane17 (at) gmail.com.
-Peace and Justice Task Group