Bruderhof Closes Its Plough Publishing House

Plough Publishing House, for decades the public voice of the New York-based Bruderhof Communities, went on what has been termed a “hiatus” Nov. 14. The Bruderhof, which has 3,000 members living in 10 Christian intentional communities in the United States,...

A War With a Face We Can Recognize

Somewhere in Baghdad this evening, an Iraqi family sits down to their nightly iftar meal, breaking the daylong Ramadan fast that began at dawn. If they are fortunate, they are able to afford a festive meal at least a few times during the holy month. Still, for many...

‘Christian Living’ Ends After 49 Years

SCOTTDALE, Pa. – After a 49-year run, Christian Living magazine will cease publication with its December issue – another casualty of the financial crisis at Mennonite Publishing House. Christian Living has brought voices from across the...

Fewer Amish Are Farming, Bringing Change to Their Lives

The picture many have of the Amish is of agrarian simplicity – of horse-drawn plows and harrows slicing the fertile loam. But skyrocketing land prices and other anti-farming influences have forced the Amish to seek different forms of livelihood to make ends meet...