Hope for the Future: Questions and concerns, determination and confidence

This is the third 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 2012 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent […]

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 2012 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent […]

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 for the Future: Angst and expectation, together

This is the first 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 2012 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In […]

‘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 […]

‘Hope’ event explores power-sharing across Mennonite Church

[Español] By Wil LaVeist Fort Myers, Fla. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency)—Obviously, a leader who has power could abuse it at work, school or church. What’s less obvious is that any person can have the power to affect change, yet not realize it. Understanding how power works across Mennonite institutions was the theme […]

Racial/Ethnic leaders aim to engage church power brokers

A joint press release of Everence, Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Education Agency, and Mennonite Mission Network. By Sara Alvarez ELKHART, Ind.—In the fourth year of the Hope for the Future conference, leaders interested in advancing multicultural leadership within Mennonite Church USA will seek to identify and broaden power-sharing and decision-making within the church. The conference […]

Instaurar líderes que reflejen la membresía menonita

Por Sara Álvarez y Wil LaVeist, de la Red Menonita de Misión [English] LEESBURG, Virginia (Red Menonita de Misión/Agencia Menonita de Educación/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)—En la conferencia Esperanza … para el Futuro III, los líderes de grupos raciales y étnicos invitaron a los menonitas blancos a usar su poder para ser agentes persistentes de […]