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MC USA Consultation on Investment and Israel/Palestine

(Mennonite Church USA) Nineteen representatives of Mennonite agencies and associated organizations met in the Everence offices in Goshen on Nov. 20, 2017 for a consultation on investments and Israel/Palestine. The consultation was a step in implementing the “Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine” resolution adopted by delegates at the Orlando convention in July 2017, which […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Director signs letter to oppose “Israel Anti-Boycott Act”

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Ervin Stutzman joins leaders representing seventeen churches and church-based organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to oppose the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act.” The letter was sent to all members of Congress on November 6, 2017. “This legislation would put legal obstacles in the way of nonviolent […]

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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

  UPDATE: The Review process for the Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine resolution has been completed. This final version of the resolution, which will be considered by the Delegate Assembly in Orlando this summer, can be found here.   (Mennonite Church USA) – A resolution on Israel-Palestine was brought to delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in […]

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Seeking peace in Israel and Palestine

UPDATE: The Review process for the Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine resolution has been completed. The final version of the resolution, which will be considered by the Delegate Assembly in Orlando this summer, can be found here. An invitation for counsel and feedback for a revised resolution on Israel/Palestine. A resolution on Israel-Palestine was brought to delegates at […]

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 […]