Feeding the Neighbouring Enemy:
Mennonite Women in Niagara during the War of 1812
This children's book, written by historian Jonathan Seiling, in the context of the bicentennial commemorations of the War of 1812, looks at another side of the human experience than those most often depicted.
These are stories come from the the historic peace church tradition, active in Upper Canada 200 years ago. Specifically, the author tells the story of seven Mennonite women in the Niagara district: Katherine Mary (Hess) Burkholder (1777-1862), Anna (High) Wismer (1781-1834), Catherine (Overholt) Ball (1786-1845), Eve (Sherk) Neff (1804-1901), Sarah (Miller) Shoup (1794-1881), Elizabeth (Miller) Hoover (1772-1848) and Anna (Boehm) Byer (1726-1816), who refused to commit violence against their enemies, and tried to live out what it means to "love your enemy".
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