Tag Archives: Nonresistance

Brooke Strayer Continues Her Historical Activism on the Brethren in Christ Peace Position

My former student sharing her research on the history of the Brethren in Christ peace position yet again!
Former Messiah College student Brooke Strayer giving a presentation on the history of the Brethren in Christ peace position at the 2014 Conference on Faith and History undergraduate research conference. Yes, those are surfboards behind her -- she's presenting in the Pepperdine University Surfboard Museum! Continue reading

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Brethren in Christ Weren’t the Only “Holiness Pacifists” in the Early 20th Century

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.
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Quote of the Day

A quote to make you think, courtesy of twentieth century service advocate Elsie C. Bechtel
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Quote of the Day

A quote to make you think, courtesy of twentieth-century Brethren in Christ church leader E. J. Swalm.
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Quote of the Day

A quote to make you think, courtesy of nineteenth-century Brethren in Christ church leader Fred Elliot.
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Tracing the Trajectory of the Brethren in Christ Peace Position

A report on Messiah College senior Brooke Strayer’s presentation on the trajectory of the Brethren in Christ peace position in the 20th century.
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Photo Friday: Imagining “An Alternative to the Sword”

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.”
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BIC101: The Final Stretch

A quick update on the last full week of my course on Brethren in Christ history and theology.
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Ronald J. Sider to Retire in 2013

Brethren in Christ/Mennonite minister, theologian, and social activist Ronald J. Sider has announced his retirement as president of Evangelicals for Social Action, a public policy group he founded in the 1970s.
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Brethren in Christ Historical Society Newsletter Now Online

Check out the summer 2012 issue of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society newsletter, now online!
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