For God’s peace to wash over the city

This post is part of a #BringthePeace series. #BringthePeace is a call to action for individuals and congregations to extend peace in their communities. It is also our prayer inviting God to bring the peace that expands our capacity for empathy, compassion and love that actively seeks to dismantle oppression and violence. To contribute your story, contact KaylaB@mennoniteusa.org.   […]

Radical Living garden program plants seeds with Brooklyn youth

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — On a sunny day in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, families gather at Calvary Fellowship AME Church to make fresh jam and eat together at the annual “Jam-boree.” Throughout the summer, youth prepare and tend to garden beds at the church where they eventually […]

Learning to bring the peace

This post is part of a #Bringthepeace series. #Bringthepeace is a call to action for individuals and congregations to show peace in their communities, introduced at MennoCon19 by Glen Guyton, MC USA executive director. To contribute your story, contact KaylaB@mennoniteusa.org. Greg Battle has been a member at Lee Heights Community Church in Cleveland, Ohio, for […]

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Call to prayer and action in response to the tragedies of gun violence

By Mennonite Church USA Staff with Michael Martin, director of RAWtools Lord, hear our grief… We pray for the lives lost in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, which join the climbing number of those lost to gun violence in America. Comfort the mourning, the grieving, the broken-hearted. Compel our prayers […]

Salem-Zion Mennonite Church youth plan to #BRINGTHEPEACE to the county fair

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — As thousands visit the Turner County Fair in South Dakota this August to attend events like the demolition derby, rodeo and roping contests, they will find the message to #BRINGTHEPEACE in their concession stand. The youth group of Salem-Zion Mennonite Church in Freeman, South Dakota, runs the […]