Friday, March 2, 2012

EMU News: Young Anabaptists Consider Mission in an "Occupied" World

From Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, USA
Occupy robots! (Photo by Howard Zehr)
EMU News has a nice press release up about our upcoming conference, #Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God's Mission. Here it is...

Young Anabaptists Consider Mission in an “Occupied” World
by Laura Amstutz
Kauffman and Gumm wanted to play on and challenge the “occupy” language made popular in the last year by protesters around the country. “We wanted to reinterpret that word,” said Gumm. “We were thinking about it theologically as part of the incarnation. How can we faithfully inhabit the empire as Christians?” “We also wanted to turn it [occupy] on its head,” Kauffman added. “We are asking how God’s kingdom occupies us.”
Thanks, Laura, for a nice write-up!

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