If you live in south central Pennsylvania, you have several opportunities in the coming months to see the traveling exhibit, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War”: April 13-June 22, 2018: Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA August 19-September 26, 2018:…read more
On September 17, the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is sponsoring a field trip to historical sites in Gettysburg, PA, featuring discussion of the Civil War from an Anabaptist perspective. The tour will be led by Kevin Lay, a Brethren in…read more
My former student sharing her research on the history of the Brethren in Christ peace position yet again!
if you agree that most Brethren in Christ think of our “peace position” as a conviction emerging from our Anabaptist heritage alone, think again: some new books suggest that Holiness and Pentecostal groups might have embraced a peace position, too.
A quote to make you think, courtesy of twentieth century service advocate Elsie C. Bechtel
A quote to make you think, courtesy of twentieth-century Brethren in Christ church leader E. J. Swalm.
A quote to make you think, courtesy of nineteenth-century Brethren in Christ church leader Fred Elliot.
A report on Messiah College senior Brooke Strayer’s presentation on the trajectory of the Brethren in Christ peace position in the 20th century.
Today’s Photo Friday excerpt focuses on Brethren in Christ Ronald J. Sider’s historic 1984 speech to Mennonite World Conference and his call to imagine an Anabaptist “alternative to the sword.”
Check out the summer 2012 issue of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society newsletter, now online!
Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations seek to articulate the “nonresistant experience” during Canada’s public commemorations of the War of 1812.
A quote to make you think, courtesy of twentieth-century Brethren in Christ minister and bishop E.J. Swalm.
In an 1964 interview conducted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Archives, Ray I. Witter — bishop in the mid-century Brethren in Christ Church and cousin to President Dwight D. Eisenhower — describes his church, his memories of…read more
Check out a recent IN PART article (written by Harriet Bicksler and Curtis Book) that explores this complex question.
A new website chronicling the history of World War II-era Civilian Public Service workers is now live.