Tom & Rebecca Yoder Neufeld in the UK

In the autumn of 2014 the Anabaptist Network and the Mennonite Trust have invited Tom & Rebecca Yoder Neufeld to spend two months in the UK. They will be speaking at various events around the country and interacting with many communities linked to the Network. You can see a photo of them below.

Tom & Rebecca are Canadian Mennonites. Rebecca has spent much of her adult lifetime working with Latin American refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and Canada in the areas of settlement assistance, immigration advocacy, bilingual education and English teaching, as well as pastoring. For ten years she pastored the Latin American refugee community within her Mennonite congregation, where she is currently a lay leader. At an earlier time she exercised leadership roles in a student house church and a small congregation she and her husband Tom helped start.

Tom is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies (New Testament), having retired at the end of 2012 from teaching at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo since 1983. He previously served as a hospital and prison chaplain, and as a pastor in small Mennonite congregations. He currently serves on denominational and Mennonite World Conference bodies, and is a frequent speaker in seminar and conference settings. Tom’s teaching and writing have concentrated on the New Testament. Among his writings are a commentary on Ephesians, a text book on Jesus ([b]Recovering Jesus: the Witness of the New Testament[/b]), and more recently a book exploring the way violence intersects with the New Testament. The UK title is [b]Jesus and the Subversion of Violence: Wrestling with the New Testament[/b].

Please contact us if you are interested in hearing Tom & Rebecca or inviting them to speak at your church, college or community group. Their schedule is not yet finalised.

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