Reflections on the Anabaptist Women Doing Theology conference

Laura L. Brenneman is a hospital chaplain and visiting religion professor at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work is at the intersection of biblical studies and peace studies, combining theory and practice. She is the New Testament editor of the Studies in Peace and Scripture […]

Love is a Verb: I love myself — a story of revolution

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This article originally appeared in the fall issue of Mennonite Women USA’s Timbrel magazine. When my spouse Jake and I decided to marry back in 2001, we knew we weren’t ready to “build our family” quite yet. We […]

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Mennonite women claim power and celebrate diversity at second Women Doing Theology conference

By Janie Beck Kreider LEESBURG, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) – For Chantelle Todman Moore, Mennonite Church USA’s second Women Doing Theology (WDT) conference was a rare experience in a denominational setting where she “didn’t feel tokenized” as an African-American woman. “But even in this space of progress where things are moving, I know it gets […]

I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. Dear friends, I can’t tell you how excited I am to gather together with Anabaptist/Mennonite women from across the United States and Canada to learn and listen, challenge and grow at the Women in Leadership Project’s second Women […]

Women Doing Theology conference speakers announced

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Registration is open for I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good, the second Women Doing Theology conference of Mennonite Church USA’s Women in Leadership Project (WLP). The event will be held Nov. 4–6 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Planners hope […]

I’ve got the power! Tap into the power inside you

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. There was a time in my life where I didn’t recognize that I had much power at all. For a significant portion of my formative years and young adulthood, when I evaluated my position – my status in […]

Dare to be vulnerable

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This piece originally appeared in the May issue of The Mennonite for its Leadership column. “Why are you so worked up?” “Let’s not get so excited here.” “Don’t get all emotional, now.” “Her emotions are so unprofessional.” These […]

Women Doing Theology Conference collection of papers released

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—Twenty of the papers presented at All You Need is Love: Honoring the Diversity of Women’s Voices in Theology, the first Women Doing Theology Conference hosted by the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) of Mennonite Church USA, are featured in a book that is now available online. “I’ve spent a lot […]

Hope for the Future: Maybe that’s you and me

This is the fifth in a blog series from participants in Hope for the Future (HFF), a gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. HFF gatherings began in 2011 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. […]

“¡Yo tengo el poder!” será el tema de la segunda conferencia de Mujeres Haciendo Teología

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — El Proyecto de Mujeres en Liderazgo (WLP, por sus siglas en inglés) realizará su segunda conferencia de Mujeres Haciendo Teología del 4 al 6 de noviembre del 2016 en el National Conference Center de Leesburg, Virginia. El tema de la conferencia es “¡Yo tengo el poder! Darle nombre […]