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Immigration Perspective

  • Nine generations ago my immigrant ancestors stepped off the Francis and Elizabeth ship in the Philadelphia harbor. They spoke German, which British officials in the English-speaking colony of Pennsylvania viewed with suspicion. They had large Amish families, which threatened to overwhelm the Quaker colony with German-speaking residents. They believed in nonviolence and refused to fight against...

On power and power sharing

  • Racial and ethnic leaders aim to engage church power brokers 

     

    A ...

Resolution on Israel and Palestine

The injustices of New Mexico energy

  • Nearly 30 protesters, Anita and I among them, delivered a 3,000-name petition to Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) on Tuesday, demanding that the corporation increase its investment in renewable energy sources. And while I thought PNM’s reliance on dirty coal was worthy...

Creating Sustainable Local Economies

  • The Fight of the Century is a compelling article that speaks to the conversation among AMC adults during education hour last Sunday, and its implications for creating alternative...

Check out the new Peace Signs

  • The Mennonite Church's Peace and Justice Support Network publishes a monthly e-publication called Peace Signs, exploring the intersection of world events and faith. You can check out the latest issue here.

Indefinite Detention Becomes Law

  • On December 31st, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.  This means, among other things, that indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, on U.S. soil and abroad, is now protected by law.

    The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill. While President...

Grow - Eat - Return

  • Urban Store is an Albuquerque business owned by AMC attender Chuck Alex offering items that help people live more self-sufficiently and sustainably.

    Urban Store is located at the Village at Nob Hill 3209 Silver Ave SE...

First Fruits

  • AMC will practice the sharing of resources with other organizations as a first responsibility of our church community. 

    We pledge First Fruits funding out of our undesignated weekly offering.

    We consciously choose to support organizations that are representative from each of four different categories:  global, national, regional and local.

    The organizations...

MCC Kits for Christmas

  • Please consider donating a kit this Christmas.  MCC urgently needs 10,000 school kits and 10,000 hygiene kits to replenish its supply.  Shipments to places like drought-affected  East Africa have largely drained MCC’s warehouses. 

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