Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS) Breakfast

Where Northlawn, West Dining Room

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

The year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech. The ACRS breakfast programs of November and December feature the response of two Mennonite communities: Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Goshen, Indiana.

On November 11 Harold D. Lehman will tell the story of how Church of the Brethren and Mennonites of Harrisonburg, meeting on a January evening in 1963, took leadership in “breaking down barriers that separate us.” The title of his presentation is: A Community that Acted.

In a state where elected officials launched “Massive Resistance” and ordered public schools to close rather than desegregate, this modest beginning took the pacifist, “quiet in the land” into a new arena.

At the December ACRS breakfast Norman Kraus will describe the participation of the church community of Goshen in this movement toward equality and desegregation.

Please share this announcement with your friends and others who may be interested. Remember, if you miss a program that you were unable to attend, you can always request the CD of that program for $5 through Ray Gingerich,

2013-’14 ACRS program planning committee members are Margaret Foth, Vernon Jantzi and Terry Burkhalter.

Intended Audience General Public


Contact Information

Name Anabaptist Center

Phone # 540.432.4465