Rich Preheim

Rich Preheim is an author at Religion News Service.

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Mennonite Church coming apart over sexuality issues

By Rich Preheim — June 9, 2016
(RNS) Issues related to sexuality have plagued the Mennonite Church since it was formed by the merger of two denominations in 2002. This past year they've come to a head.

Mennonites apologize for history of sex abuse following theologian John Howard Yoder scandal

By Rich Preheim — July 6, 2015
(RNS) Mennonites grapple with a paradox: One of the most influential shapers of the idea of Christian pacifism and nonviolence repeatedly committed acts of sexual violence.

NEWS STORY: Friend to Mennonites Fleeing Soviet Oppression Dies at 87

By Rich Preheim — August 27, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service SCOTTDALE, Pa. _ Elfrieda Dyck, a Canadian nurse who helped thousands of Mennonite refugees from Eastern Europe find new homes in South America, died Aug. 20. She was 87. Dyck and her husband, Peter, who survives, served in Europe with Mennonite Central Committee, a North American Mennonite relief and service […]

NEWS FEATURE: Amish `Reality’ TV Show Debuts to Mixed Reviews

By Rich Preheim — July 31, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) If you were among the 5.4 million viewers who made the premiere of “Amish in the City” a smashing success, supporters of the widely misunderstood Christian group want you to know you did not watch educational programming. “This is entertainment and not a PBS documentary,” said Amish scholar David […]

NEWS FEATURE: Other Christians Making Amends to Anabaptists for 16th Century Persecution

By Rich Preheim — June 9, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) In the early 16th century, groups of European Christians started splitting from the Roman Catholic Church in what is now known as the Protestant Reformation. But while Protestants and Catholics were at odds, they had one thing in common: Anabaptism had to be eliminated. The Reformed Christians drowned Felix […]

NEWS STORY: Christian Peacemakers Report in January Previewed Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

By Rich Preheim — May 6, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Nearly four months before the publication of photos of Iraqi detainees abused by their coalition captors, a small Christian peace organization issued a report detailing incidents similar to those now sparking outcries from North America to the Middle East. “That (CPT) report reflects a pattern. That (Iraq) is not […]
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