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BORDERS AND BRIDGES
Mennonite Witness in
a Religiously Diverse World


Edited by Peter Dula
and Alain Epp Weaver

Foreword by Stanley Green


Summary: Conflicts today regularly break out along religious fault lines, whether in Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Sudan, or elsewhere. This volume contains case studies of ways in which Mennonites have contributed to peacebuilding and reconciliation in multi-religious contexts and offers a theological rationale for interfaith collaboration.

Review: “This is a little book that packs a lot! It contains accounts of the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in non-Christian contexts around the world that describe the reasons Mennonites are found in interfaith relationships, and the nature of interfaith bridge building in specific contexts. . . .” —Susan Harrison, Conrad Grebel Review

Comment: “This volume provides compelling examples of costly, faithful and creative witness across religious divides. Here are profound models for the church in mission and for advancing local and global security." —Ronald J. R. Mathies, Executive Director Emeritus, Mennonite Central Committee

“These honest, unpretentious stories reveal decades of Mennonite involvement in interfaith relationships. They should do much to dispel the popular idea that religion only makes conflicts worse.” —Gayle Gerber Koontz, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

“If you long to develop habits of listening that enable you to hear Jesus Christ as the Word in the midst of all the voices around us, then this book is for you." —Nancy Heisey, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Church History, Eastern Mennonite University; President, Mennonite World Conference

“Well-chosen case studies explore interfaith bridge building for relief, community development, and peace. A strength of the book is its integration of theology and practice in multi-religious and multi-cultural contexts. It is a well-crafted treatise." —Calvin E. Shenk, Author, Who Do You Say That I Am? and Professor Emeritus of Religion, Eastern Mennonite University

“This book’s stories and reflections inspire us to be pilgrims with a purpose: God’s. —Stanley W. Green, Executive Director, Mennonite Mission Network, in the Foreword

Market: Church study groups, church leaders, international mission and service workers; anyone interested in theory and case studies of interfaith conversations and relationships.

Shelving: Interfaith dialogue; Missions—international; Anabaptists; Mennonite Central Committee. BISAC: Religion. RTM: 690 Religion/Ethics

The Editor: Peter Dula, Harrisonburg, Virginia, is Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture at Eastern Mennonite University. He was the Mennonite Central Committee’s Iraq Program Coordinator from 2004 to 2006. Alain Epp Weaver, Chicago, Illinois, served with Mennonite Central Committee in the Middle East in various capacities for over 11 years, most recently as representative for MCC's Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq programs.

Publisher: Cascadia Publishing House
Copublisher: Herald Press, Scottdale, PA
Publication date: October 31, 2007
Approximate Pages: 188
Format: 5.5 x 8.5" trade paper
Prices: $19.95 US, $25.95 Can.
ISBN 13: 978-1-931038-46-1; ISBN 10: 1-931038-46-5

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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