Hope for God’s Shalom

Hope for the Future (HFF) is an annual gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. HFF gatherings began in 2012 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent years, white leaders across the denomination have […]

Christian Churches Together and Mennonite Church USA

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. In the middle of February, I attended the annual convocation of Christian Churches Together for the sixth time. I am drawn to this fellowship of churches because it is unique in this country. It brings together denominational leaders from the five families of Christian faith — […]

What do the presidential candidates have to say about hunger and poverty?

Editor’s note: The Circle of Protection is a broad and diverse coalition of Christian leaders working together for help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Ervin Stutzman, Mennonite Church USA executive director, and J. Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. executive director, are part of […]

Christian Churches Together: Not a time to be silent

December 8, 2014 Senior leaders of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church invite all Christians in the USA to show their solidarity by wearing black on Sunday, Dec. 14. Dear Members of The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church: Greetings in the name of our Lord […]

CCT: Church leaders urge fundamental immigration reform

Mennonite Church USA Introduction to the following release: At its annual meeting, held Jan. 29–Feb. 1, 2013, in Austin, Texas, Christian Churches Together (CCT) brought together senior leaders from across the country to engage with each other on the issue of immigration. CCT includes evangelical, Pentecostal, historic Protestant, Roman Catholic and Historic Black churches. (Mennonite […]