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Mennonite Church USA promotes Church Peace Tax Fund

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — This tax season, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is seeking to highlight its Church Peace Tax Fund, formerly known as the War Tax Alternative Fund, in an effort to re-engage constituents in its peacemaking efforts. “I am so thankful for MC USA and its peace witness. When […]

Grieving for the world’s future

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Lynn Hur is an 18-year-old college sophomore from Pasadena, California. When she is not working on her sociology degree, you can find her watching the most recent Korean drama and drinking a mug of her favorite green tea.    What […]

The pursuit of climate justice

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Luke Gascho served as executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College for 22 years before retiring in 2019. He and his wife, Becky, live in Goshen, Indiana and are members of Waterford Mennonite Church. He led […]

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Mennonite Church USA statement on anti-Asian racism and COVID-19

By MC USA staff In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) denounces the anti-Asian discrimination taking place across our country. We believe that this and any form of racism stand in the way of Christ’s kingdom of love, justice and peace. At a time when we need to come together […]

“Nature against Empire”: A Biblical Reality Check on Climate Crisis and Justice

Ched Myers is an activist biblical theologian working with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (www.bcm-net.org) in the Ventura River Watershed of southern California. Find his many publications at www.ChedMyers.org.   The realities of climate chaos hit us hard in December 2017 during the Thomas Fire here in Ventura county. California’s largest wildfire on record at the time, it had […]

California Mennonite church leaders gather for climate change retreat

By Katerina Friesen This article is shared from Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.   “I’m beginning to wonder, is the gospel that we’ve preached too small?” one of the church leaders pondered at a recent climate retreat called “Who Cares about Climate Change: Pastoral Response to Denial and Despair,” led by Doug Kaufman, director of Pastoral […]

Learn Pray Join: Why Jesus would care about climate change

Christy Miller Hesed attends Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas. She earned an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Maryland. She most recently directed a research project that engaged rural churches and government agencies to promote coastal resilience to climate change on the Chesapeake Bay. […]

Mennonite Church USA announces “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative on climate justice

Register now for webinar, “Caring for climate: Beyond denial and despair” By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is encouraging people and congregations to focus on climate justice by highlighting prayers, resources and ways to get involved in February and March. This is part of MC USA’s “Learn, […]

The cost of radical discipleship

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate director of Operations for Mennonite Church USA. This two part series is based on a sermon Iris gave at Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church on MLK weekend. Part One When I was asked to preach this morning, my first inclination was to say no. When Martin Luther King Jr. weekend comes […]

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 […]