Grupo de discernimiento sobre abuso sexual y la iglesia finaliza su trabajo

Un nuevo grupo se está formando para abordar el abuso sexual dentro de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — El Grupo de discernimiento sobre abuso sexual y la iglesia, un comité formado en el 2013 para abordar el doloroso y complejo legado de abuso sexual […]

Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church ends its work

New group is forming to address sexual abuse within Mennonite Church USA [Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — The Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church, a committee formed in 2013 to address the painful and complex legacy of sexual abuse by renowned theologian and professor John Howard Yoder and the church’s […]

The Spirit, the Holy Breath, the Wind is at work.

Mary Lehman Yoder tends her gardens and her prayers in Goshen, Indiana.  In addition to perennial gardening, she is an avid long-distance walker and lover of her grandchildren. Since her retirement from active pastoral ministry at Assembly Mennonite in 2011, she has become better acquainted with the Psalms, with lament and with paradox.   When […]

Service of lament and hope, wailing wall, churchwide statement to acknowledge sexual abuse

(Mennonite Church USA)—Naming sexual abuse, confessing complicity and taking steps to prevent future abuse will be key elements of Mennonite Church USA’s biennial convention this summer, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The denomination’s Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church has planned for a public service of lament and […]

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Las ofrendas de KC2015 apoyarán a sobrevivientes de abuso sexual y a la educación para el liderazgo racial/étnico

[English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En todas las convenciones de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. se recibe una ofrenda para apoyar un ministerio o una iniciativa particular de la iglesia. Este verano, en Kansas City, quienes asistan a la convención tendrán la oportunidad de contribuir al Fondo de atención […]

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KC2015 offerings to support sexual abuse survivors, Racial/Ethnic leadership education

[Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — At every Mennonite Church USA convention, an offering is received to support a particular ministry or initiative of the church. This summer in Kansas City, convention goers will have the opportunity to contribute to the Care and Prevention Fund established through Mennonite Church USA by the Discernment […]

An invitation for victims of abuse to submit requests for reimbursement

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA The Discernment Group working to care for victims of sexual abuse and to advocate against sexual abuse in the Mennonite Church has established a Care and Prevention Fund with Mennonite Church USA. The purpose of the fund is threefold: 1) to recompense, at least in some […]

Works of John Howard Yoder now available online

GOSHEN, Ind. (Goshen College/Mennonite Church USA)—An online digital library containing nearly 250 unpublished, informally published and popular works by theologian John Howard Yoder is now available for scholars and students around the world. Visit the John Howard Yoder online library. A collaborative project undertaken by Goshen College’s Mennonite Historical Library, the Mennonite Church USA Archives […]

Historian to examine church’s response to John Howard Yoder’s abuse of women

A Mennonite Church USA discernment group was formed in August 2013 to continue healing and reconciliation work in the wake of John Howard Yoder’s (JHY) abuse of women and some ongoing questions about how the church responded to it. This is one of the stated goals: In light of the reality that many and varied […]

Grant allows Mennonite Historical Library to digitize and publish online the works of theologian John Howard Yoder

Editor’s note: The joint publication of Ervin Stutzman’s blog on the denominational response to John Howard Yoder’s legacy of harmful behavior and the following piece may feel awkward, but the fact that these releases are coinciding serves to illustrate the need for fuller healing. GOSHEN, Ind. (Goshen College/Mennonite Church USA)—The Mennonite Historical Library has received […]