History Project Update from Anita Hooley Yoder

by Anita Hooley Yoder

Much of my research time is spent interviewing women, but I’ve also looked through many books, articles, and archived materials. Generally I find it much more interesting to talk to real people! But sometimes I come across a resource that I find incredibly helpful in providing context for this project. One of those resources is a new work (published in 2014) by Felipe Hinojosa called Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture.

Hinojosa devotes a whole chapter specifically to women (much more space than almost all the other conference or regional history books I’ve seen). Continue reading

Our History Book Update // by Anita Hooley Yoder

by Anita Hooley Yoder

The past few weeks have been full ones for me. I am grateful for connections made at convention in Kansas City and anticipate making more at World Conference this week. In between these two events, I made a quick trip to Mississippi on other business. I decided to make use of my time there to connect with a few Mennonite women in the area.

I went from the airport in Jackson to the home of Jody Miller. Jody provided some context on the area and helped me understand the diverse and connected nature of Gulf States conference. (This conference is currently in flux due to things happening in the larger denomination.) Continue reading