The Back Page: Minding Mennonite Memory
This July issue of our publication has a new look. The new
design is bright, crisp, and cleana contemporary package
for historical content. This combination reflects our ministry
of combining history and mission. We believe that each is enriched
by the other, and each is impoverished without the other.
As a ministry of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board,
we are called to pay attention to our heritage. We are to find
ways to preserve, interpret, and proclaim the church's faith
stories. We preserve our heritage of faith by operating two denominational
archivesGoshen, Ind., and North Newton, Kan. At the same
time, we also want to strengthen regional heritage groups and
interpretive centers by providing consultation and resources.
We interpret and proclaim what God has done in our history,
by publishing, speaking, storytelling, and planning conferences.
Our most recent event was the Philadelphia Stories conference
featured in this issue. A future conference focused on Native
Americans is under consideration.
Our slogan, "Minding Mennonite Memory," reflects
the church's call to pay attention to our heritage. It reflects
the church's call to provide historical context for present day
We can't do it alone! We need your help. Subscribe to the
Mennonite Historical Bulletin. Give a subscription as
a gift. Support our work with your generous contributions. Help
us mind Mennonite memory!
John E. Sharp, editor