Tag Archives: Harold Bender

CPS workers at Mennonite Central Committee camp in Puerto Rico

Christians at War: A Peace Witness

The ease with which Bethel and its denomination embraced the war effort from 1941-1945 suggests that any interwar dalliance with pacifism had shallow roots. That comes into starker relief when you look at the history of an actual “peace church” and its colleges. Writing a history of Mennonite education in 1925, John Ellsworth Hartzler (president of the […]