Tools for our time: congregations in a country at war
Actions are highlighted in orange.
Iraq oil lamps
Big picture: Daryl Byler and Ron Kraybill
Running total of what taxpayers are spending on the Iraq War
MCC Washington Office Memo True Security Series
How much is $150 billion?
Iraq civilian body count
Deaths of coalition soldiers
Article Ron quoted in Washington Post
"War helps recruit terrorists"
Report of the MCC Advocacy Delegation on Iraq
Contemporary Stories of Christian Peacemakers
Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking
Arthur G. Gish www.mennolink.org/books/arthurggish.html
Iraq: A Journey of Hope and Peace
Peggy Gish Herald Press, 2004 ISBN: 0-8361-9287-7
Advocacy and Mennonites
Why has God placed Mennonites in the United States, the most powerful country in the world?
Biblical basis for advocacy
Faith and politics
Contact government officials to ask them to go on record stating "It is not the policy of the U.S. governement to maintain permanent bases in Iraq." Use this link to find addresses:
Send a copy of your letter to MCC Washington Office, 110 Maryland Ave. NE #502, Washington, DC 20002
Mennonite Church USA picture: Jim Schrag
Charlotte 2005 Mennonite Church USA meeting: Can't keep quiet!
Mennonite prayer for soldiers
Peace Sunday worship resources 2002 "Nonresistance and Resistance"
Christian Citizenship Sunday worship resources 2003, "Life in the Superpower, Then and Now"
"Anabaptist Consultation on Alternative Service Meets on the Possibility of a Military Draft, Discusses Military Recruitment and Highlights the Tradition of Christian Service"
Suggestions for pastors: Myron Augsburger, Carol Rose and David Miller
John Howard Yoder, see especially "He Came Preaching Peace," "What would you do?" "Nevertheless," and "The Politics of Jesus"
1 John 4:18 perfect love casts out fear
Isaiah 2:2-5 swords to plowshares text
The Church and its mission:
Church History and Early Christian Peace Witness
The Continuing Conversion of the Church (The Gospel & Our Culture Series)
Darrell L. Guder Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. ISBN: 080284703X
Change Of Conversion & The Origin Of Christendom Alan Kreider Trinity Press International, 1999. ISBN: 1563382989
CONVERSION AND CHRISTENDOM: AN ANABAPTIST PERSPECTIVE Alan Kreider http://www.c3.hu/~bocs/rcmenno.htm (an on line document)
"Military Service in the Church Orders." Journal of Religious Ethics 11, no. 3 (Winter 2003): 415-42. Alan Kreider
Jesus and Community: The Social Dimensions of Christian Faith Gerhard Lohfink Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1984. ISBN: 0800618025
The Case for Christian rejection of violence
Choosing Against War: A Christian View John D. Roth Good Books, 2002. ISBN: 1561483591
Practical proposals of promoting peace and justice
Peacemaking: Ten Practices For Abolishing War Glen Stassen (Editor) Pilgrim Press; 2nd edition, 2004. ISBN: 0829816569
Willard M. Swartley, Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women: Case Issues in Biblical Interpretation
Violence Renounced: René Girard, Biblical Studies, and Peacemaking
Willard M. Swartley (ed), response by René Girard. Herald Press/Cascadia, 2000. ISBN: 0-9665021-5-9
The Politics of Jesus John Howard Yoder Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; 2nd edition, 1994. ISBN: 0802807348
Talking together: John Roth and Pearl Hoover
John Roth's books
John D. Roth's lecture, "Called to One Peace: Christian Faith and Political Witness in a Divided Culture"
Susan's article on relationships: "A time to build"
Why do Mennonites believe in peace?
MCC Washington Office's "Safe Space Dialogue"
"Agreeing and Disagreeing in Love: Commitments for Mennonites in Times of Disagreement"
Youth, peacemaking and draft
Mennonite Church USA youth peace resources
Mennonite Central Committee youth peace resources
Ask a Vet
Center on Conscience and War
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund
What Portion of Our FY04 Federal Taxes Supports Current and Past Military Activities?
FCNL's new tax day flier "Where do our income tax dollars go?"