Conversation 1: Virtual Relationships Past and Present

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 8 PM ET 

Are virtual relationships real? History sheds light on this modern question. In generations past, Mennonites who lived far away from each other wrote letters back and forth. Friendships deepened as they shared the realities of their lives, their faith, and their hopes through letters. Some of these relationships blossomed into romance.  In this 1-hour session, listen to excerpts from historic letters collected in North American Mennonite archives. Mennonite Church USA Archivist, Jason Kauffman, will reflect on the role that letters played in building relationships. In breakout rooms with a discussion facilitator, talk with other participants about the role of virtual relationships in modern life.