Voices Together: The work of including Indigenous voices, perspectives and ways of worship in the new Mennonite worship and song collection

Katie Graber is an ethnomusicologist who studies race and ethnicity in a variety of contexts including Mennonite music, American music, and European opera. She has taught classes on Western music history and world music, and she accompanies Suzuki recitals and school choirs. She leads singing at her church in Columbus, Ohio, and chairs the Intercultural […]

Mennonite Church USA Statement of Confession and Commitment

Nancy Kauffmann is denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA. Jason Kauffman is director of the Archives. This post is based on a statement they presented together on behalf of Mennonite Church USA on April 22, for Indiana Indian Day in Rochester, Indiana. To understand more about this one-time event and Mennonites’ connection to it, read […]

Mennonite delegation shows solidarity at Standing Rock encampment

Katerina Friesen is a recent graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. She is a writer and community builder, and currently serves as the interim pastor of Belmont Neighborhood Fellowship in Elkhart. Here she is pictured standing near the site at the Standing Rock encampment where direct action has been taking place. This post […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. colabora con la Coalición de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento

[English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Una coalición de personas de toda la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. trabaja sistemáticamente para deshacer la Doctrina del Descubrimiento (DoD, por sus siglas en inglés), una estructura filosófica del siglo XV que otorga a “gobiernos cristianos” la autoridad moral y legal para dominar a […]

Mennonite Church USA contributing to the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition

[Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA)—A coalition of people from across Mennonite Church USA is working systematically to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery (DoD), a 15th-century philosophical framework that gives “Christian governments” moral and legal authority to dominate Indigenous peoples and to invade and take over Indigenous lands. According to Iris de León-Hartshorn, director […]