As a Mennonite, I am both grateful to have been educated and supported by Mennonite institutions, and critical of how often Mennonite institutions fail to live up to the values and ethics we espouse. Most of my writing about Mennonites relates to the discrepancy between Mennonite ethics and Mennonite practice.
- Diverse Mennonite Theologies of and Approaches to the State. L. Schirch. Mennonite Life. Issue 2018, Vol 72.
- Mennonites, Nazism, White Supremacy and the Holocaust: A Summary
- How Mennonites reckon with our history in the Holocaust. The Mennonite. March 26, 2018.
- Eight Ways to Strengthen Mennonite Peacebuilding, L. Schirch. Conrad Grebel Review. Fall 2017.
- To the Next Generation of Pacifist Theologians. in J. Denny Weaver (editor) “John Howard Yoder: Radical Theologian.” Wipf and Stock, 2014.
- Sexual Abuse in Mennonite Contexts. L.Schirch The Mennonite. September 7, 2016.
- Toward Mennonite Sexual Integrity. L. Schirch. Mennonite World Review. March 23, 2015.
- Pink Reflections on Mennonite World Conference. L. Schirch and Jacob Mack-Boll. The Mennonite. September 3, 2015.
- No “Pink” in Mennonite World Conference Rainbow. L. Schirch and Jacob Mack-Boll. Mennonite World Review. September 14, 2015.
- An Advocate Responds to Concerns from Others at EMU. by L. Schirch. Our Stories Untold. January 13, 2017.
- Opening Pandora’s Box: how EMU’S DSA report carries on institutional patterns. by L. Schirch Our Stories Untold. January 12, 2017.
- Peacebuilding in a Divided, Pacifist Church. with Verne Schirch. The Mennonite 2009.
- From Solferino to Peacebuilding – A Family Tradition of Humanitarianism. InterCross: Blog of the International Committee of the Red Cross. June 23, 2014.
- Confessions of a modern day pacifist. The Mennonite. January 2011.
- God’s Security Strategy. Sojourners Magazine. November 2009.
Also see Living on the Edge of the Edge: Letters to a Younger Colleague by Ruth Krall. This book is a series of conversations and letters that Mennonite professor Ruth Krall sent to me over the course of several years. Ruth Krall was my professor of peace studies at Goshen College from 1986-1988.