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‘Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Tour’ announced

The Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Tour will bring Jewish and Palestinian peacemakers to Mennonite communities in April and May. Representatives of local Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) chapters, including Rabbi Linda Holtzman of Philadelphia and Rabbi Brand Rosen of Chicago, will speak together with Jonathan Kuttab, a Mennonite and prominent Palestinian human rights […]

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Israel-Palestine Resolution revision available for review

(Mennonite Church USA) – A resolution on Israel-Palestine was brought to delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in Kansas City in 2015. Delegates tabled that resolution asking that it be revised. After six months of intense work, a draft of the revised resolution, titled “Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine,” is being shared with […]

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Seeking peace in Israel and Palestine

An invitation for counsel and feedback for a revised resolution on Israel/Palestine. A resolution on Israel-Palestine was brought to delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in Kansas City in 2015. Delegates tabled that resolution asking that it be revised, and called for a period of learning and discernment as we seek to support Palestinian […]

New MVS position created to carry out Partners in Peacemaking resolution in local settings

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — On Aug. 16, Jonathan Brenneman of St. Marys, Ohio, is beginning a one-year assignment with Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) in Elkhart, Indiana, as Partners in Peacemaking coordinator for Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff. EB staff members worked with Mennonite Mission Network […]

#WeAreMenno: I wrestle with empathy

Mariah Martin is currently a junior at Eastern Mennonite University where she studies nursing and plays field hockey. Though her home base is Greencastle, Pennsylvania, she spent the last semester traveling through Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Greece and Italy through Eastern Mennonite University’s cross cultural program. She enjoys long talks, writing, rock climbing and anything outdoors. In […]

Finding hope in Israel-Palestine

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network. The April Come and See Learning Tour was my first time in Israel-Palestine. I wasn’t expecting to be surprised by anything particular. I keep abreast of the situation through mainstream media and organizations working there, including Mennonite Central Committee and Christian Peacemaker Teams. […]

“Jesus Weeps” webinar to address Israel-Palestine conflict

Dec. 4 webinar panelists will discuss some of the important issues of the conflict RALEIGH, N.C. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—I’m a pretty slow runner, which turned out to be a good thing. Stay with me … I try to run one or two half-marathons a year. I don’t necessarily love running, but it gets me outside and […]