Introduction: Jonathan Matthew Smucker (right) is a Mennonite political organizer and author who recently published Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals. He is currently working in his home town of Lancaster Pennsylvania with Lancaster Stands Up to support Jess King, a Mennonite candidate for US House of Representatives. In our conversation we explored his relationship with his Mennonite faith and how his work relates to loving our enemies.
Note: A shorter version of this interview curated by Tim Nafziger was published in the October 2018 print edition of The Mennonite.
Tim Nafziger: How would you introduce yourself to Mennonites who aren’t familiar with your work?
Jonathan Matthew Smucker: I grew up Mennonite in Lancaster County in a rural, working class pretty conservative area. We went to Bart Mennonite Church until I was nine and then we went to Ridgeview Mennonite Church. Continue reading “Loving Our Enemies in the Work for Social Change: An Interview with Jonathan Matthew Smucker”