Racial Ethnic Council input, new Assembly process top Executive Board agenda

By Janie Beck Kreider NORTH NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) – The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) met at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States office Nov. 10-12 to plan for the 2017 Delegate Assembly in Orlando and to assess the role of the board in the face of a changing church. The […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. será anfitriona del primer evento de capacitación de líderes de jóvenes de color

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Culture Shock (impacto cultural), la primera conferencia sobre liderazgo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. para jóvenes de color, se llevará a cabo del 26 al 28 de agosto en la Iglesia Comunitaria Calvary, de Hampton, Virginia. “Queremos asegurarnos de encontrar modos de preparar a nuestros jóvenes […]

Líderes de Esperanza para el Futuro piden cambios específicos de políticas y rendición de cuentas

[English] ELKHART, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. /Red Menonita de Misión/Agencia Menonita de Educación) — A modo de seguimiento de la quinta reunión anual de Esperanza para el Futuro (HFF, por sus siglas en inglés), el comité de organización del encuentro envió soluciones sobre las políticas y recomendaciones para los líderes de las instituciones […]

Mennonite Church USA to host first leadership development event for youth of color

(Mennonite Church USA) — Culture Shock, Mennonite Church USA’s first leadership conference for youth of color, will be held Aug. 26–28 at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, Virginia. “We want to make sure we find ways to prepare our young people for leadership with key skills that will strengthen them and ultimately, the church,” said Glen […]

Hope for the Future leaders call for specific policy changes, accountability

[Español] ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency) — Following up on the fifth annual Hope for the Future (HFF) gathering, the event’s planning committee has sent policy solutions and recommendations to leaders of Mennonite Church USA institutions to recruit, retain, train and educate board and staff members to undo racism and advance […]

Hope for the Future: What does inaction reveal about us?

This is the second in a blog series from participants in Hope for the Future (HFF), a gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. HFF gatherings began in 2011 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent years […]

El encuentro de la ‘Esperanza’ ofrece un plan específico para el cambio racial/étnico

La quinta reunión anual de líderes generará políticas abarcadoras [English] Por Wil LaVeist HAMPTON, Virginia (Red Menonita de Misión/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Agencia Menonita de Educación) — En el quinto encuentro anual de “Esperanza para el futuro” (HFF, por sus siglas en inglés), realizado del 21 al 24 de enero, hubo un fuerte sentir de […]

‘Hope’ gathering to offer specific plan for Racial/Ethnic change

Fifth annual meeting of leaders will produce comprehensive policies [Español] By Wil LaVeist HAMPTON, Virginia (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency) — A strong sense that it’s time to turn ideas into action in order to increase Racial/Ethnic diversity among Mennonite Church USA leadership ranks arose at the fifth annual “Hope for the Future” (HFF) […]

“Equipping the Saints”: Hope for the Future V to address HR practices, procedures

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency)—The fifth annual Hope for the Future gathering for leaders of color from across Mennonite Church USA will focus on Ephesians 4:12-16 and on HR (Human Resources) issues in the workplace. The event, titled “Equipping the Saints,” will take place Jan. 21–24, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, […]

Evento ‘Esperanza’ explora la idea de compartir el poder en la iglesia menonita

[English] Por Wil LaVeist Fort Myers, Florida (Red Menonita de Misión/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Agencia Menonita de Educación) — Es obvio que un líder que tiene poder podría abusar de este en el trabajo, la escuela o la iglesia. Lo que no es tan obvio es que cualquier persona puede tener poder para generar un […]