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Dorothy Yoder Nyce

Musing With Memory

With this web domain—dorothyyodernyce.com—I welcome you the reader to, among other themes, feminist writing about religious loyalty combined with openness to interreligious diversity. Religious diversity has enriched my Mennonite Christian heritage ever since living and being exposed to the sacred depth in India from 1962-’65. Conscious of India’s other major feature—poverty—my interfaith insight results from friendships, extensive reading, and travel and direct experience.

Living through teen years in Kalona, Iowa the third of four children of Herman and Bessie King Yoder, I now live at Greencroft Retirement in Goshen, IN with husband John Nyce with whom I became well acquainted when we were students at Goshen College in the late 1950s. Our family now includes two adult daughters with their spouses and one teenage grandson. They keep us younger in heart.

Celebrating our first anniversary when teachers at Woodstock School in India’s Himalayan foothills, we valued linking with Asia and claiming the cuisine of curries, while I became attracted to rich interfaith Wisdom. Having achieved an MDiv. degree at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, IN) and a DMin at Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI) along with Feminist integrity led to significant research and writing for me. Content here highlights interreligious, scripture, woman-centered, and Indian themes, with thanks to Bryce Yoder for helping to create this Website.

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