MennoTalks: Welcoming refugee neighbors through community gardening

At the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando in July, planners tried something new. Something they called MennoTalks. Not quite TED and not exactly Pecha Kucha, MennoTalks explored a different topic each day, featuring speakers from diverse perspectives. Topics included Celebrating Women (Wednesday); Race, Religion and Justice (Thursday); and Local and Global Peacemaking (Friday). Over […]

Love is a Verb: Community gardening and the harvest of belovedness

Shannon Schaefer is a Master of Divinity candidate at Duke Divinity School and a member of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her interests lie at the intersection of theology of the body, the arts, and creation, and she is particularly intrigued by how these concerns might take shape in the context […]