RnBMail 12 November 2008
In this edition
- Anabaptist Network: Recycling Christmas
- Bridge Builders: Transforming Church Conflict: New Course!
- Christian Peacemaker Teams UK: Visit from CPT founding director in January and CPT recruiting Peacemaker Corps members in Europe for training in June 2009
- Metanoia: New Titles!
- Wood Green Mennonite Church: Why Suffering?: A sermon from Woodgreen Mennonite Church
Welcome to the latest edition of the Root and Branch e-newsletter!
This month the articles are an eclectic, thought-provoking mix, ranging from the thorny question of suffering, to thinking ahead as to how to fact that fast approaching glut of consumerism, also known as Christmas.
I hope the offerings below serve to both inspire and challenge you in your daily Christian walk.
The Anabaptist Network is a relational network of individuals and churches. Looking for authentic expressions of discipleship and community in achanging culture where Christians are now on the margins, we value theinsights of the Anabaptist tradition.
The Anabaptist movement began in Europe in the 16th century and, despitesustained persecution, survived and spread by migration and mission. It isnow a global family of churches and networks.Visit the Anabaptist Network site at
Bridge Builders serves in the ministry of peacemaking and reconciliation, seeking to transform conflict within the church. A programme of the London Mennonite Centre (LMC), Bridge Builders provides training, mediation, consultancy, and related services for all Christian churches and denominations in Britain.
The vision for Bridge Builders grows out of the historical Mennonite commitment to the way of peace and non-retaliation against enemies as central elements of the Christian gospel.Visit the Bridge Builders site at
Read more of 'Visit from CPT founding director in January and CPT recruiting Peacemaker Corps members in Europe for training in June 2009' by Christian Peacemaker Teams UK »
Christian Peacemaker Teams is a program of Brethren, Quaker and Mennonite Churches and other Christians that support nonviolence. CPT was formed in the U.S. in 1992 with the mission of "getting in the way" of violence in conflict areas. They currently have teams in Colombia, the West Bank, Iraq, Arizona (U.S.), and Ontario (Canada). CPT UK represents the efforts of CPT members and friends around the United Kingdom to support one another in peacemaking work and work towards an eventual CPT training in the UK.Visit the Christian Peacemaker Teams UK site at
Metanoia is a radical discipleship book service that specializes in selecting titles to inspire your radical walk with Jesus.
We have a unique collection of titles from both the UK and USA. In fact we offer a service of obtaining any North American title not normally available in this country.
You'll find the most outstanding collection of Anabaptist titles and others all looking for the Justice, Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit that is the Kingdom of God.Visit the Metanoia site at
SPEAK is a Network connecting the emerging generation to campaign and pray on issues of global justice. Through bringing change to situations of injustice we aim to share our faith in our creator: God.
SPEAK combines campaigning and prayer because we believe that they make a powerful combination to bring social transformation. We believe in networking because only together, when acting and praying in unity, can we really make a difference.Visit the SPEAK site at
Read more of 'Why Suffering?: A sermon from Woodgreen Mennonite Church' by Wood Green Mennonite Church »