The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Flying the colors for peace

The Mennonite Church USA produces flags with the dove of peace, olive branch in beak, flying on a white background. But the folks who've been buying them — some 2,000 since mid-August — include Quakers, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Unitarians and Jews, says Roberta Harms, the woman who answers the order phone: (866) 866-2872. Many purchasers said they were hoping for alternatives to war with Iraq. Some wanted a way to mark the Sept. 11 anniversary without patriotism. They're thanking the Mennonites for putting hope into war-weary hearts and prayers into words that the world can see, reports the church's Peace and Justice Support Network.


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