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From Anabaptist World, “MennoCon21 opens with calls to bring peace amid life’s storms.”

The theme for the July 6-10 event is “Bring the Peace!”

Offering words of welcome, Brian Moll, pastor of Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship, said the charge to bring peace “feels very appropriate in a world filled with tension.” He cited “science being politicized and weaponized” during the pandemic, the gaining of “some measure of justice” after the police killing of George Floyd, and the need to acknowledge that “we are standing on land stolen from our Indigenous neighbors.”

“We are on a journey of reconciliation, and each of us has a role to play to bring the peace,” Moll said.

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