RnBMail 08 January 2009
In this edition
- Wood Green Mennonite Church: A Future Shaped by God
- Anabaptist Network: Post-Christendom and the challenge of mission in affluent societies
- Ekklesia: On not being left eyeless in Gaza
- Peace School: Shalom Resolutions
- Christian Peacemaker Teams UK: Gaza: Just Such a Time as This
- London Mennonite Centre: A Peacemaking Vision: Risks and Realities in a Post-Christian Context
Turning over a new leaf, reflecting on the future, learning from the past...these perennially relevant ideas are explored in this month’s edition of the Root and Branch e-newsletter.
I am excited to inform you that past editions which we were unable to deliver are now available on the website: www.rootandbranch.org.uk)!
All the best to you and your communities in 2009!
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 'Post-Christendom and the challenge of mission in affluent societies' by Anabaptist Network »
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
Peace School is a year long programme exploring what it means to be a peacemaker in every area of life; local and global.
Peace School is a Community of Learning where participants bring their own experiences and take something away from the experiences of others.
Peace School is designed to give participants the resources to be peace and justice activists within their own spheres of influence.Visit the Peace School site at
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
Read more of 'A Peacemaking Vision: Risks and Realities in a Post-Christian Context' by London Mennonite Centre »
The London Mennonite Centre is dedicated to embodying Mennonite and Anabaptist ideas and insights within the wider church and cultivating Christian discipleship as a whole way of life.
The London Mennonite Centre works with institutions, congregations, groups and individuals to explore ways to:
Visit the London Mennonite Centre site at
- know and follow Jesus in all areas of life
- use the Bible as a guide for faith and practice
- learn from Mennonite and wider Believers' Church traditions
- shape congregations into communities of worship and hope