“There is no agony like having an untold story inside you.” - Zora Neale Hurston
Posts tagged "Queer Theology"
We Are the Answer We've Been Waiting For

We Are the Answer We’ve Been Waiting For

This is part 6 in a series of posts by sexual violence survivors and advocates who want the opportunity to respond to the findings released in November by Eastern Mennonite University’s hired compliance firm D. Stafford and Associates. The first, second, third, fourth and fifth posts by Stephanie Krehbiel, Lisa Schirch, and myself can be found at these links. In this last post of the series,...
Lament for the institutionalized church: Trauma, rage, and hope from Kansas City

Lament for the institutionalized church: Trauma, rage, and hope from Kansas City

Rae wrote a version of this piece, originally posted on Facebook, late on Friday, July 3, after attending the Mennonite Church USA’s “Service of Lament and Hope” for survivors of sexual abuse. The service came a day after MCUSA delegates passed two seemingly contradictory resolutions related to LGBTQ bodies. One, the “Resolution on Forbearance in...
Pink Menno presents “On the Way: Dis-Covering Diversity” in Kansas City

Pink Menno presents “On the Way: Dis-Covering Diversity” in Kansas City

(Official Pink Menno press release) At the Mennonite Church USA (MCUSA) bi-annual convention (in Kansas City, MO), Pink Menno will convene a symposium focused on intersectionality. “On the Way: Dis-Covering Diversity” will be held in Pink Menno’s hospitality space in Room 2504B of the convention center, right around the corner from the Grand Ballroom on...
Unpacking the lies: What being queer has to do with sexual abuse

Unpacking the lies: What being queer has to do with sexual abuse

In the past week two major Mennonite news items were released into the web-sphere: the long-awaited January edition of the Mennonite Quarterly Review devoted to sexual abuse in the Mennonite Church and particularly focused on John Howard Yoder’s sexual abuse of women in the church and, secondly, the Mennonite Church USA Clergy Sexuality Survey. Am I...
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