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Our world is increasingly complex, fast-paced, and divided. How are people of faith bringing their best selves to the world each day? How are we leading, growing, and being as people of God? ~ing Podcast is a place to share insights and stories from individuals creatively engaging the present and mo… read more


Episode 2: "Defunding?" (with special guests, Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler from Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum)

Over the past years, Mennonite Church USA received requests to provide an Anabaptist-grounded resource for clergy and congregations to engage in learning about the call for police abolition. In today's episode, ~ing host, Ben Wideman is joined by three of the people - Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler (past guest on season 1 of ~ing Podcast) - all of whom who helped create a new curriculum titled, Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum. This resource is an initial guide for congregations who are desiring to begin or continue their reflection on what it means to engage the forces of state, their commitments to non-violence and how to act to end policing and police brutality. We'll discuss why a project like this makes sense for churches, what they learned during its creation, and how our faith might call us to navigate this topic.

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We're grateful for the support of Mennonite Church USA, an Anabaptist, Christian denomination, in helping to sponsor today's episode. 

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