A leading Mennonite college in the USA has started to play a version of the national anthem. Student David Jost is one of the objectors. He argues that loyalty to the God of Jesus Christ precludes endorsing nationalism and state violence.
Representatives of the world's Historic Peace Churches gathered in Solo, Indonesia in December 2007, to ask what "Peace in Our Land" means - through the interrelated topics of injustice, religious pluralism, and poverty.
For most people in Britain, Mennonites are one of the historic peace churches originating from the Anabaptist wing of the Reformation and are still an unknown quantity. If they ring a bell at all, it is with Amish beards and buggies from the Harrison Ford film, Witness.