Learn, Pray, Join: Casa de Paz

Debbie Reed lives in Denver, Colorado and attends the First Mennonite Church. She retired from teaching in 2012 but continues to substitute teach when she is not playing in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Case de Paz is one of her many beloved volunteer obligations.   Juan, Carlos and Mazhar all walked out of the door […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Perspectives from on the ground

John Garland is the part-time pastor of San Antonio (Texas) Mennonite Church, in the heart of the city. His wife is a high school principal just over the river and his two daughters go to the neighborhood elementary school. He raises vegetables for the local market. Before San Antonio, John and the family lived on […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Perspectives from on the ground

John Garland is the part-time pastor of San Antonio (Texas) Mennonite Church, in the heart of the city. His wife is a high school principal just over the river and his two daughters go to the neighborhood elementary school. He raises vegetables for the local market. Before San Antonio, John and the family lived on […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Perspectives from on the ground

John Garland is the part-time pastor of San Antonio (Texas) Mennonite Church, in the heart of the city. His wife is a high school principal just over the river and his two daughters go to the neighborhood elementary school. He raises vegetables for the local market. Before San Antonio, John and the family lived on […]

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 […]