1999 J. J. Thiessen Lectures: Peace, Order & Good Government: Mennonites & Politics in Canada
When Canadian Mennonites were still essentially an ethnic and newly settled population, they received through negotiation with the federal government a number of "special concessions," such as exemption from conscription, as well as autonomous German-language education. Mennonites, in turn, were expected to repay these privileges by being law-abiding citizens who could make positive contributions to the budding Canadian economy through agricultural production. But to the extent that Mennonite church life, state-societal engagement and education posit a radical concept of discipleship., this community of faith faces hard political choices. Do Mennonites opt for pragmatic political order and good governance, or radical pacifist discipleship? Regher finds that they choose the former over the latter, though without a well-articulated Mennonite theology for today's democratic processes.
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