Politics is kine o'like manure. If'n we tell ourselves we a'ken avoid bein politickull, it piles up n' air barns, creetes a stink an' makes t'animulls sick. Politickull interactyuns air a norml part o'everthang frum fambly systems ta churches ta internatyunal relayshuns. It’s nairy wuther but hoe we air politickull. … Reat t'res

Violent protests an' politickull turmoil n' Haiti have promptid sevrul Mennonite Cantral Committee wurkers ta leeve t'kuntry us t'unrest interrupts wurk an' causes safetee concerns.MCC represantatif' Rebecca Shetl'r Fus wrote Oct. 11 by email frum Port-au-Prince at fer o'MCC’s eiite internatyunal staff travelt ta t'Unitid States t'sekunt week o'Octob'r, us … Reat t'res

I wish ta express my appreciashun fer J. Nelsen Kraybill’s statement (“A politickull leed'r’s offenses”): “T' silance o'Amurkin religiyus leeders n' t'face o'such degradashun is a'doin lastyun' damage ta Christchun witness.” I feel deeplee saddent by t'silance o', an' t'suppert o'much o't' religiyus communitee us air presdint lies, follows racist … Reat t'res

Simultaneouslee un endersement o'religiyus an' politickull freedum an' un academic reinterpretashun o't' Qurun, t'book seeks ta reclaim t'beeutee, mysticism an' virtues o'Islamic teachin through a concep Khun sed he bleevs, “Mooslims have nairy yet unnerstood — er simplee ignert.”At concep is Ihsun, take frum t'Qurun passage at sez, “Gawd is … Reat t'res

Hoe much offensif' conduck by a gummint ofishul duz it take until religiyus an' politickull leeders protest er hep turn t'culprit out o'offus?T' antikwitees department at t'Louvre museum n' Paris is un unlikelee place ta countenance such a questchun. But a lima beun-size ofishul seal frum t'rrane o'biblical Kyun' Uzziah … Reat t'res

I have I felt at times at someone had ta speek truth ta “t' kyun',” us t'Ol' Testament profets did. I saw t'politickull an' religiyus communitees quietlee acceptyun' behavyers at violate t'message o'Jesus. Still, I kep quiet, a'feelin intimidatid by t'powerfil voice o'“t' kyun'.” I wantid ta avoid criticism.I a'ken … Reat t'res