Prayers of lament: Responding to the violence of racism

By Mennonite Church USA staff As we have witnessed the recent and persistent violence upon black bodies, we are offering this space of collective lament and grief that comes from many voices across Mennonite Church USA (MC USA). Biblical lament shows us how to express deep sorrow, name suffering and cry out for God. “Laments […]

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MennoCon21 and Mennonite World Conference scheduling conflicts

(Mennonite Church USA) — MennoCon21, the upcoming Mennonite Church USA convention, will take place July 6-10, 2021, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. This schedule overlaps with the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly in Semarang, Indonesia, on July 6-11. Conversation about this scheduling conflict began early in the planning process between MC […]

Executive director and pastor reflect on visit with Indonesian Mennonites

Mennonite Church USA Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, and his wife, Bonnie, spent 13 days in Indonesia in September with Sunoko Lin, pastor of Maranatha Christian Fellowship (an Indonesian Mennonite congregation in Northridge, Calif.), and Natalie, his wife. The first part of the trip consisted of ministry visits; the Stutzmans and Lins […]