What do the presidential candidates have to say about hunger and poverty?

Editor’s note: The Circle of Protection is a broad and diverse coalition of Christian leaders working together for help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Ervin Stutzman, Mennonite Church USA executive director, and J. Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. executive director, are part of […]

Finding hope in Israel-Palestine

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network. The April Come and See Learning Tour was my first time in Israel-Palestine. I wasn’t expecting to be surprised by anything particular. I keep abreast of the situation through mainstream media and organizations working there, including Mennonite Central Committee and Christian Peacemaker Teams. […]

Heart with loving heart united

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA A few weeks ago about 40 people gathered in a church fellowship hall to reflect on what we are learning from interchurch relations that might help us in our intra-church relations. What are we learning from relationships with Lutherans and Pentecostals, for example, […]

Praying with Jesus

Andre Gingerich Stoner is Director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA   As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world … I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may […]

#WeAreMenno: Seeing differently

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network The first lesson in “Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together”, a six-week Sunday School curriculum focused on returning veterans and how the church can play a part in their healing journeys, is about crossing barriers. The idea is that there are potentially […]

Inorganic versus organic church planting efforts

Mauricio Chenlo is denominational minister for church planting, a shared position of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. He offers workshops and coaching for church planters across Mennonite Church USA. The following thoughts draw from the work of Neil Cole. The typical approach to church planting provided by the church falls short among […]

Historic peace churches and veterans: a new Sunday school curriculum

Blurb: A new Sunday school curriculum suggests methods of engagement between pacifists and veterans. By Ed Nyce AKRON, Pa. (Mennonite Central Committee/Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—A newly released Sunday school curriculum invites pacifists and veterans to walk with one another on a common journey toward peace. Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together is a […]