Time to wake up

Sue Park-Hur is denominational minister for Leadership Development for Mennonite Church USA. Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. (Romans 13:11) Last Thursday, I drove my 16-year-old daughter and three of her close friends to a park in Los Angeles. As expected, […]

The dehumanizing effect of labels

Max Ediger grew up in Oklahoma and lives in Cambodia. He has worked in Asia since 1971. Max writes, “The emphasis of my work has been to find new and creative ways to work for justice and peace (‘justpeace’) from an Asian perspective.” Max’s post originally appeared in PeaceSigns, the magazine of the Peace and Justice […]

Renewing our commitment to peace

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against […]

Learn, Pray, Join: At the table with enemies

Kim, SeongHan lives in Chuncheon, South Korea, with his wife HaeYoung and two daughters. They attend Jesus Heart Mennonite Church. They were Goshen residence and attended College Mennonite Church while SeongHan was a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. SeongHan is working as a regional director for Korea InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  I am a child of war […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Hospitality in the midst of hostility

Charissa Zehr is legislative associate for International Affairs at the MCC U.S. Washington Office. This article was adapted from a previous article on Third Way Café. Last year I had the rare opportunity to visit to visit Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) with several other Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff. I was eager […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Peace is possible

Karen Spicher shares life together with Peace Building Community in Namyangju, Korea. Karen’s roles include raising three daughters, homeschooling and serving on the admin team for Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI). She is a member of Grace and Peace Mennonite Church, Namyangju, South Korea.  For some background on tensions in the Korean Peninsula, see […]

Learn, Pray, Join: My call to peacemaking in North Korea

Joy Yoon and her family have been working and living in North Korea for over a decade. Their work inside began through humanitarian outreach and social entrepreneurship. Today they focus on treating children with developmental disabilities through a Rehabilitation Center in the capital city. They are among a select few Americans to have lived long-term […]

Welcome the stranger

Rhoda Miller Blough lives in Denver, Colorado where she works as a Stewardship Consultant for Everence and is a member of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church. She is mom to two fierce daughters and grammy to two feisty grandsons who live right around the corner from her house. One of her passions is to help educate […]

We support Esther Koontz

Jonathan Brenneman is Partners in Peacemaking coordinator for Mennonite Church USA “We support Esther Koontz, a member of a Mennonite Church USA congregation, as she lives out her peace witness inspired by the church’s tradition and teaching. We support her courageous witness for peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis and oppose the state restricting […]

Blood on the altar of personal protection

Horace McMillon serves as the tent making pastor of Open Door Mennonite Church of Jackson, Mississippi. He and Monique, his bride of 21 years have two teenage children. Prior to their move to Jackson, Horace served as associate pastor of the Community Mennonite Church in Markham, Illinois. He is the author of “No Mo’Broke: Seven Keys […]