“Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally”
Mennonite sociologist Winfield Fretz called farming the ‘sacred vocation.’ Even though fewer and fewer Mennonites are involved in it, we are all dependent on, if not blessed by it. We used to talk together about farming and faith a lot more when more of us were farmers. Maybe it’s time to talk again.
"Where Moth and Rust Destroy: Archives and the Contest over Anabaptist Information"
Archives set the parameters of what we can know about early Anabaptists. Examination of archives’ own histories shows that, far from neutral repositories of historical evidence, these collections intensified conflict between early Anabaptists and their opponents. The management of information about nonconformists contributed to their repression, while Anabaptists’ documentary response supported their efforts to survive.
Attend a film screening of The Fault In Our Stars and follow up discussion from 7:oo p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Grebel, as part of the Absent Friends Film Series.
Based on The New York Times best-selling book by John Green, The Fault In Our Stars follows two adolescents living with cancer who fall in love.