#WeAreMenno: Stand Up. Use Your Voice. Move Your Feet.

By Liza Heavener (Franconia Mennonite Conference/Mennonite Church USA)—This year marks 50 years since “Bloody Sunday,” an event that gripped the nation and continues to remind us of the injustices faced by Black Americans in Alabama and across the South. On the 50th anniversary, I returned to Selma, Ala., to bear witness to this historic event. This year was […]

#WeAreMenno: The Servant of the Lord: Reflections on Bloody Sunday

By Yvonne Platts (Franconia Mennonite Conference/Mennonite Church USA) This year marks the 50th anniversary of three significant events in the Civil Rights movement in the United States: The Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting laws and practices; the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, part of the movement of rights for African-Americans; and “Bloody Sunday,” when […]