Franconia Conference Staff Blogs
Check out the staff blog updates on www.mosaicmennonites.org throughout the summer, as various staff and summer interns will be sharing their thoughts on questions emerging from their work with the conference. New entries will be highlighted on the website’s homepage, while a full list of all previous blogs can be accessed under the “Publications” tab of the site.
Responding to Justapaz break-in
On June 14, 2007 the Bogota, Columbia office of Justapaz (Christian Center for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Action) was broken into and several computers with very sensitive information were stolen. This is one in a series of politically motivated break-ins of human rights organizations. Janna Hunter Bowman, Documentation and Advocacy Coordinator of Justapaz and native of Bally (PA), has been helping to finalize plans for a Justapaz delegation to respond to the robbery and accompany affected churches. Justapaz will be holding the delegation in Bogota alongside Witness for Peace from August 17-25, 2007. This will be an opportunity to learn about the peace ministries of Mennonite and other Protestant churches and support their work. It is hoped that representatives from Franconia Mennonite Conference churches will be present at the delegation and take back their learnings and experiences to their home congregations. For anyone interested in this important opportunity, contact Krista Ehst at firstname.lastname@example.org.