National Assembly to Honor Freedom of Conscience

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : July 11, 2008

Here’s an event in October that might be of interest to some readers:

The National Assembly to Honor Freedom of Conscience is the first annual event to raise awareness of soldiers no longer wishing to serve their country through violence. This assembly welcomes everyone, both soliders and civilians, who have an interest in or curiosity about this growing, yet still mostly unpublicized, phenomenon.

This event will take place in Austin, Texas, from Friday October 3rd to Sunday October 5th, 2008, with guests of honor, Walter and June Wink.

Mark Van Steenwyk is the editor of He is a Mennonite pastor (Missio Dei in Minneapolis), writer, speaker, and grassroots educator. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife (Amy), son (Jonas) and some of their friends.

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    Wouldn't it be nice if those who consider themselves followers of the Messiah (Christendumb) would embrace our Lord's commandment to non-violence and willingly submit to the ridicule and persecution for this sublime obedience, while teaching other followers to do the same. "Come out from among them and be ye seperate" would quickly become a tangible and realistic alternative for those so standing with Jesus on this issue, as Christendumb readily and steadily rejects all such radical "fanatisism". If you take this stand, among congregations who do not, you need to be ready to embrace home/simple church.


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