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Natural Burial Fulfills a Family’s Wishes

We thank Janet Byler, Casandra Byler Stinson and Brenda Meyer, pastor of Benton Mennonite Church for sharing this personal and moving story with our network. 

What is the best strategy if you wish to have a natural burial in a society that expects vaults, caskets and funeral home apparatus? Is it better to plan ahead–or assert the wishes of a grieving family in the moment? (more…)

The Case for Green Burial

Photo, left: A patchwork quilt used as a burial shroud for a funeral conducted by Benton Mennonite Church, Benton, Ind. A “green burial,” usually means…

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Book Review

In Deep Waters Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis   by Talitha Amadea Aho; reviewed by Jennifer Schrock I was afraid to…

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The Five-Ton Life

The Five-Ton Life: Carbon, America and the Culture That May Save Us, by Susan Subak Reviewed by Jennifer Schrock If you are getting tired of our…

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For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:19 - 20