Cultivating relationships with the ELCA

John D. Roth served as a representative of Mennonite Church USA on a series of ecumenical dialogues with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2001-2004) focused on the “condemnations” of the Anabaptists in the Augsburg Confession of 1530. He also served as a representative of Mennonite World Conference on the Lutheran-Mennonite International Study Commission (2005-2008) […]

Heart with loving heart united

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA A few weeks ago about 40 people gathered in a church fellowship hall to reflect on what we are learning from interchurch relations that might help us in our intra-church relations. What are we learning from relationships with Lutherans and Pentecostals, for example, […]

‘Seeking the gifts of others as if our lives depended on it’

Event looks to interchurch relations for models for intra-church relations GOSHEN, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—“What are Mennonites learning from interchurch relations that might help us be church together within our own Mennonite community?” Nearly 40 participants engaged this question at a gathering held April 11 at North Goshen (Ind.) Mennonite Church and sponsored by the […]

River of Anabaptist story stirred by archival venue change

By Laurie Oswald Robinson Mennonite Church USA—In the centuries-long flow of the Anabaptist story, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff members believe that the decision to transfer MCC’s archival collections from the Mennonite Church USA Archives in Goshen, Ind., to the MCC U.S. offices in Akron, Pa., is a short-term stirring of the waters for long-term […]

Events mark reconciliation among Lutherans and Mennonites

By Mary E. Klassen ELKHART, Ind. (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Church USA)—A river birch tree with three trunks but one root system, standing in front of the Mennonite offices in Elkhart, Ind., became a mark of reconciliation among Lutherans and Mennonites at a dedication service on April 10. At the service, André Gingerich […]