Justice Should not be Accidental

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer for Mennonite Church USA. As we prepare to gather in Orlando, the leadership of Mennonite Church USA finds itself dealing once again with the question of justice related to the suspended appointment of Doug Basinger, a gay man. The rumblings on social media are calling for members of the […]

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An open Letter about Endless War and opposing its advance to North Korea

In 2015, Mennonite Church USA adopted the “Faithful Witness Amid Endless War” resolution. It described the United States’ engagement in “boundless and endless war.” Ever since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our nation has waged perpetual war in pursuit of security from perceived threats of terrorism. Over the past 16 years, the targets […]

A fitful night

Larry Hauder has served on the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board since 2011. He was a former pastor and conference minister for the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference. Currently semi-retired, Larry serves as a part-time consultant with Common Ground Conciliation Services, Inc. and manages several rental properties. Larry and his wife Rebecca live in Boise, Idaho […]

Prayer for the city of Aleppo

Carol Penner is a member of the faculty at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, teaching Practical Theology. This prayer originally appeared on her website: Leading Worship:Worship resources in a Mennonite voice for ears of all kinds. God of angel armies, hear our prayer for your beloved city of Aleppo. Cast out the demon […]

Eight little words

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer and director of Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. Over the past few days I have been reading my Facebook feed and watching the various reactions about the election. Most, but not all of my friends are in shock, saddened, confused and fearful. Some of my friends are asking […]

Syria: Being people of God’s peace

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach serves as Director of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office. She leads workshops, writes and speaks on U.S. policy toward the Middle East and meets regularly with congressional offices and Administration officials to convey MCC’s perspective on public policy. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and […]