After a learning tour to Colombia with Mennonite Church Canada, associate pastor Dan Kehler and his wife decided to “go green for peace.” Kehler saw that the dependence on oil by wealthy nations wreaks havoc on people in other countries and drives war. Wanting to play a part in peacemaking, Kehler began making changes in his personal life to reduce oil consumption. He began by riding bike for transportation rather than using the family car, even riding nearly four hours to the Mennonite Church Canada annual assembly in the pouring rain. Today Kehler continues saving oil by reducing his use of air conditioning and heat. Though these steps to save are not always convenient and sometimes controversial in a farming community, Kehler believes that, as an Anabaptist, he is called to live in peace with creation and his neighbor.

Read More by following this link and then clicking on “Past Issues.” Scroll down to click on “2009” and when this page appears, scroll down to click on “Volume 13, No 1.” View the article by clicking on “Going Green: The Colour of Peace” on the left side of the screen.