Grupo de discernimiento sobre abuso sexual y la iglesia finaliza su trabajo

Un nuevo grupo se está formando para abordar el abuso sexual dentro de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — El Grupo de discernimiento sobre abuso sexual y la iglesia, un comité formado en el 2013 para abordar el doloroso y complejo legado de abuso sexual […]

Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church ends its work

New group is forming to address sexual abuse within Mennonite Church USA [Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — The Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church, a committee formed in 2013 to address the painful and complex legacy of sexual abuse by renowned theologian and professor John Howard Yoder and the church’s […]

The Spirit, the Holy Breath, the Wind is at work.

Mary Lehman Yoder tends her gardens and her prayers in Goshen, Indiana.  In addition to perennial gardening, she is an avid long-distance walker and lover of her grandchildren. Since her retirement from active pastoral ministry at Assembly Mennonite in 2011, she has become better acquainted with the Psalms, with lament and with paradox.   When […]

Service of lament and hope, wailing wall, churchwide statement to acknowledge sexual abuse

(Mennonite Church USA)—Naming sexual abuse, confessing complicity and taking steps to prevent future abuse will be key elements of Mennonite Church USA’s biennial convention this summer, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The denomination’s Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church has planned for a public service of lament and […]

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Las ofrendas de KC2015 apoyarán a sobrevivientes de abuso sexual y a la educación para el liderazgo racial/étnico

[English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En todas las convenciones de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. se recibe una ofrenda para apoyar un ministerio o una iniciativa particular de la iglesia. Este verano, en Kansas City, quienes asistan a la convención tendrán la oportunidad de contribuir al Fondo de atención […]

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KC2015 offerings to support sexual abuse survivors, Racial/Ethnic leadership education

[Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — At every Mennonite Church USA convention, an offering is received to support a particular ministry or initiative of the church. This summer in Kansas City, convention goers will have the opportunity to contribute to the Care and Prevention Fund established through Mennonite Church USA by the Discernment […]

Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church

By Ervin Stutzman On August 19 I released a statement announcing a discernment group to guide a denominational response to John Howard Yoder’s (JHY) abuse.  The discernment group met for the first time on Sept. 4 and 5, 2013, in Goshen, Indiana. We spent significant time in worship and prayer, and in sharing our personal […]