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John Howard Yoder: My untold story after 36 years of silence

January 10, 2024

This essay was originally published on January 9, 2015 on the Our Stories Untold blog and is reposted here with permission. To Rachel Waltner Goosen, whose historical overview in The Mennonite meticulously recounts John Howard Yoder’s true legacy, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your literary piece is masterful. But as I read your article on […]

Mennonite Harvey Weinsteins, or #metoo in the Mennonite world

February 5, 2023

This essay was originally published on January 11, 2018 on the Bilgrimage blog and is reposted here with permission. We have our own Mennonite Harvey Weinsteins. We have our own victims of our Mennonite Harvey Weinsteins. And we have our own silent Mennonites who knew or guessed or heard rumors but chose to stand by, […]

A public health response

November 25, 2019

On Nov. 10, 2019, two Mennonite church youth groups in Newton, Kansas hosted a Sunday lunch fundraiser. Two congregations brought together freshly roasted pork, baked beans, a few salads, and a variety of desserts. Overnight, a few folks who had experienced ‘gastrointestinal distress’ spoke up on the church Facebook page. “Did anyone else have the […]

There’s a sense of freedom I’ve not felt before

May 15, 2019

Editor’s note: After MAP updated the James Dunn post (April 23, 2019) to include substantial church documentation, the victim submitted the following statement. Going back over all that happened has been painful, but now I see things more clearly. I entered the counseling relationship with little to no self-esteem, confusion about why I was such […]

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