Migrant learning tour shows America, church still grappling with original sins

  Wil LaVeist is the chief communication officer for Mennonite Church USA and the senior executive for advancement at Mennonite Mission Network.    A person’s name matters. A name can indicate whether you are family. For an immigrant, a name can determine acceptance. From where our migrant learning tour group had gathered at the shelter […]

Take a deep breath

Jeanne and Ron Sears began The Seasons Retreat, a nonprofit, in 2016 on a working organic farm in Illinois. Trained as spiritual directors and members of the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network, as well as Spiritual Directors International, they offer spiritual guidance and lead retreats in their rural setting.   Exhale. Deep breath. This is not […]

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MC USA announces Membership Guidelines Advisory Group

By MC USA staff ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA) – The Executive Board (EB) has formed a new Membership Guidelines Advisory Group to recommend a process for continuing the church’s conversation on its Membership Guidelines. Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate executive director of Operations, and Michael Danner, associate executive director for Church Vitality, will co-lead the […]

Two Mennonite Church USA conferences unite, healing a 172-year split

By Camille Dager SOUDERTON, Pa. (Mennonite Church USA) – There was a palpable feeling of tense excitement at this year’s Joint Assembly of Eastern District Conference (EDC) and Franconia Mennonite Conference (Franconia) on November 2, 2019, at Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pennsylvania. The anticipation exploded into applause, when James Musselman, moderator for EDC, and John […]

Eastern Mennonite Elementary students make a pledge for peace

Elaine Moyer serves as senior director at Mennonite Education Agency to support, network and amplify the extraordinary people who live into their calling to inspire Anabaptist/Mennonite education. She loves hanging out with her grandchildren, staying active and traveling.   What are my default responses when someone confronts me? Do I respond with a clenched fist? […]