Delegates unanimously approve two new resolutions, listen to diverse viewpoints

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates approved two new resolutions proposed on site during their final delegate session on Saturday afternoon, July 4: A statement of support for Israeli and Palestinian partners in peacemaking, proposed by the Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network (MennoPIN), and a Resolution of Expressions of Lament and Hope from the African-American Mennonite Association […]

Students hope for real cultural exchange

By Wil LaVeist Fort Myers, Fla. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency)—Being a minority has its privileges, for a change. This was the feeling among many young adults from Mennonite colleges and universities who attended Hope for the Future IV, Jan. 23-24, 2015, at Iglesia Menonita Arca de Salvación in Fort Myers, Fla. For the first time, […]

‘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 […]

Iglesia Menonita Hispana holds immigration celebration

May 3–4 event designed for those not going to Phoenix 2013, draws 120 participants By Rafael Barahona Elkhart, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency/The Mennonite)—Only a week after the dedication of their new building, Iglesia Menonita Arca de Salvación in Fort Myers, Fla., hosted a gathering organized by Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH, or Hispanic Mennonite […]