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 […]

New hymnals and the politics of Mennonite music

Jason Kauffman is director of Archives and Records Management for Mennonite Church USA. “P.S. Change is not always a sign of growth but could also be a sign of shriveling, death, and decay.” This is how one chorister from Ohio ended his six-page letter to Mary Oyer in 1963. It crossed her desk at Goshen […]

Nearly 100 churches report on their singing

MennoMedia Nearly 100 churches report on their singing MennoMedia urges participation in song survey By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va., and WATERLOO, Ont.—Nearly 100 congregations in Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada are reporting on the songs they sing. They are helping to determine what the next collection of music for the church will look […]