“Jesus Weeps” webinar to address Israel-Palestine conflict

Dec. 4 webinar panelists will discuss some of the important issues of the conflict RALEIGH, N.C. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—I’m a pretty slow runner, which turned out to be a good thing. Stay with me … I try to run one or two half-marathons a year. I don’t necessarily love running, but it gets me outside and […]

Write for peace—and win money!

Anita Hooley Yoder is a 2014 graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary. She is currently working on several writing projects, including Sunday school curriculum for Shine and a history book for Mennonite Women USA. She and her husband live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Calling all peace-loving students! Bethany Theological Seminary has posted guidelines for their annual peace essay contest. It […]

Jason Storbakken: Remembering our identity

Jason Storbakken is cofounder of the Radical Living Christian community in Brooklyn, New York, and Chapel Director of The Bowery Mission. Radical Living is a congregation within Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Jason’s first book, “Radical Spirituality: Repentance, Resistance, Revolution” (Orbis) is now available. By Jason Storbakken We are Anabaptists. We are Mennonites. […]

Lament and prayer for Israel/Palestine

By Andre Gingerich Stoner The daily news from Israel/Palestine is distressing.  Teenagers are kidnapped and killed.  Children are shot down while playing on a beach.  Arrests, bombings, rockets.  The casualties mount.  Each threat or act of violence is used to justify further violence. This is a time for lament and grief.  Let us sit with […]

Farm Workers, Mennonites and Justice

By Richard MacMaster Last month Ervin Stutzman as executive director of Mennonite Church USA joined other religious leaders calling Wendy’s  restaurants to sign the Fair Food Agreement with other major tomato buyers, 95% of growers, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers,  to assure fair wages and decent working conditions for farm labor. The men, women and […]

Supporting Migrant Workers: One Concrete Step

Today, shareholders will present the board of Wendy’s a letter from religious leaders urging the fast food chain to join the Fair Food Program.  Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA is one of more than twenty signatories. Groups like Taco Bell and Wal-Mart have already signed on to the program, which has dramatically […]

An Anabaptist “In House” Discussion: Forming a Non-Racist Approach to Ethics and Social Responsibility

Drew Hart is a PhD student at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa, studying the intersection of the Black and Anabaptist theologies. He is also a part-time pastor and professor, and has spoken in various Mennonite contexts on race and emerging Anabaptist movements. He is married and the father of two young children. This post […]