It’s a little while back, so many of you may not recall this; but one of the first sermons I delivered at The First Mennonite Church discussed Miroslav Volf’s book The End of Memory. At the time, we were discussing the question of “How do we remember rightly on the occasion of Remembrance Day?” If you’d like to check it out, you can find it on our Sermons page under the title of How Do We Remember on Nov. 8, 2015.
You might understand then why I was particularly impressed and inspired by a recent declaration made by the faculty of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary called Commitment to Right Remembering.
You can check out the declaration here: http://www.ambs.edu/news-events/news/907765/ambs-faculty-commitment-to-right-remembering?utm_source=AMBS&utm_campaign=786fe56bf0-2017+March+22+eNews%3A+Fac+Stmt%2C+J+Schimdt+M+TMiller&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_37365c9982-786fe56bf0-71478157
This declaration was clearly made in light of recent American political actions surrounding the issues of immigration and refugees; and I was particularly inspired by both their stance and their commitment to demonstrating how they are attempting to not just uphold these values in theory, but also in practice. Check it out for yourself and see what you think!