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Posts tagged "sexual assault"
Asking the Right Questions: A Response to EMU's DSA Report

Asking the Right Questions: A Response to EMU’s DSA Report

SERIES INTRODUCTION:  Stephanie Krehbiel’s voice provides the first in a series of posts by survivors and advocates who want the opportunity to respond to the recently released findings of Eastern Mennonite University’s hired compliance firm D. Stafford and Associates.  This year has been quite a ride and there’s a whole lot that hasn’t been said, needs to be said.  ...
72 Hours in Trump's America

72 Hours in Trump’s America

Less than 72 hours after learning that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, I have nothing coherent to say. What I have are fits and fragments of clarity that rise only momentarily to the surface of my grief before being swallowed again into the fog. Maybe fragmented clarity is what...
Prison, Sexual Assault, and Editing John Howard Yoder: One Man's Story

Prison, Sexual Assault, and Editing John Howard Yoder: One Man’s Story

Yesterday we posted Andy Alexis Baker’s story of sexual abuse experienced in prison, and how it relates to his work with and understandings of John Howard Yoder’s theology and life. His story also appeared in The Mennonite’s TMail November 11th issue. We decided to highlight his story by posting it through the main Our Stories Untold...
Telling Our Lives Back Together Again

Telling Our Lives Back Together Again

There is a particular biblical story that drives me nuts. It’s the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well in the Gospel of John, chapter 4. I won’t recap the whole thing here, but the part that I get stuck on is the funny bit where Jesus tells the woman “everything she...
The Politics of John Howard Yoder: 41 years of tiptoeing around power

The Politics of John Howard Yoder: 41 years of tiptoeing around power

*Editor’s note: The following post is a cross-post from Tim Nafziger’s blog on The Mennonite. It was originally published on 7 September 2013, and has been reposted with permission. – RH The last two months have seen a growing number of articles on John Howard Yoder’s sexual harassment and abuse of women (for a list...
Revisiting the Legacy of John Howard Yoder

Revisiting the Legacy of John Howard Yoder

*Editor’s note: This is a cross-post from Sara Wenger Shenk’s blog “Practicing Reconciliation.” It was later picked up and re-posted by The Mennonite on Monday. It’s a great follow-up piece to Barbra Graber’s post, “What’s to be done about John Howard Yoder?”, published July 17, 2013 on Our Stories Untold.    Time has its way. As does...
What’s to be done about John Howard Yoder?

What’s to be done about John Howard Yoder?

Note from the editor: In early June, responding to a book review written in The Mennonite, Barbra Graber created a Facebook note about John Howard Yoder’s abuses and what the church must do to work towards accountability and healing.  A lively discussion ensued and she continues to add to and revise the piece based on questions, discussion,...
Friday News Round-Up: 12 July 2013

Friday News Round-Up: 12 July 2013

I claimed I was going to do a Friday news round-up every week, but that definitely did not happen. Instead, perhaps I should do news round-ups once a month, seeing as it has been exactly one month since the last one! Regardless, there’s a lot of content online about rape, sexualized violence, and Christianity, and...
'I Believe You:' The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church

‘I Believe You:’ The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church

This piece has been re-posted to Our Stories Untold with permission. It is the first in a Sojourners series on sexual violence in Christian communities. To see the article in full, please click over to Sojourners site. Several years ago, Amee Paparella was an eager student at a state university in Ohio. A conservative Christian,...
Uncovering sexualized violence in the Mennonite church

Uncovering sexualized violence in the Mennonite church

I wrote this piece for the May 2013 issue of The Mennonite. You can see the original post of this article here. Before I clicked the enter button of my public Facebook status, questions plagued my mind: Was I really ready to talk about sex in a public space? Was I prepared to delve into...
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