Mennonite in Homeland Security

June 14, 2013

A couple of months ago, I attended a talk by David Myers, Director of the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). In his presentation, titled "Losing my Faith, Gaining my Religion: A Mennonite Minister in the Belly of the Beast," he spoke about how his Mennonite background prepared him to serve in the Department of Homeland Security (the photo is one I took of him during that talk). It was an interesting presentation that offers some unique and provocative ideas for thinking about the connections between faith and public service. For some background, Myers has been profiled in The Mennonite (here) and Mennonite World Review (here). You can watch a video of much of his talks at EMU here.

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