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Leah Wenger graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School last June and is currently a first year student at Eastern Mennonite University studying psychology and music. She loves singing in EMU’s choir, Emulate and enjoys spending time outdoors doing a variety of activities. Leah is an active member of Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where […]

Do we truly belong? Thoughts on diversity

John Tyson is associate pastor for faith formation at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. The following post first appeared at Mennonite Church USA’s convention website. Registration for #MennoCon17 opens today! To be honest, I was nervous about convention in 2015. I hadn’t attended an Mennonite Church USA convention since 2005, back when […]

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Se forma un panel para la prevención del abuso sexual

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En respuesta a la Declaración para toda la iglesia sobre abuso sexual, la cual fue aprobada por la asamblea de delegados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. en su convención bienal de este verano en Kansas City, el gabinete del personal de la junta ejecutiva ha conformado […]

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Sexual abuse prevention panel formed

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA) — In response to the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse, which was passed by the Delegate Assembly of Mennonite Church USA at its biennial convention in Kansas City this summer, the Executive Board staff Cabinet has called together a panel to continue the work of healing and prevention of sexual abuse […]

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las resoluciones de la asamblea de delegados de KC2015: segunda parte

Ervin Stutzman es el director ejecutivo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [Versión en PDF] [English] 26 de octubre del 2015 1.    La primera resolución sobre Israel-Palestina fue sometida a debate. Otra resolución, la “Declaración de nuestro apoyo a compañeros palestinos e israelíes en el trabajo por la paz”, recibió el sábado un respaldo unánime. ¿Cuáles […]

#WeAreMenno: Mennoanabaptacostal

Ann Jacobs is a Church Relations associate with Mennonite Mission Network and one of three leaders of Work in Progress choir. In her role, she furthers relationships with African American Mennonite congregations. She helps congregations become more informed of resources, services, and agency partnerships in support of the congregation’s vision for mission. This is the […]

Frequently Asked Questions about KC2015 Delegate Assembly Resolutions: Part Two

Ervin Stutzman is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA. [Printable PDF version] [Español] Oct. 26, 2015 1.    The first resolution on Israel-Palestine was tabled. Another resolution, “A statement of support for our Palestinian and Israeli partners in peacemaking,” received unanimous support on Saturday. What were some of the concerns raised by the delegates […]

Reflections on KC2015

Christine van Belle, her husband Jim Anderson and daughters Ruby and Iris, attend Corvallis (Oregon) Mennonite Fellowship.  She is a school psychologist in the Salem Keizer School District.  Christine considers herself to be a Christian who happens to be of the Mennonite flavor; she is grateful for all the variations within the world of Christianity that […]

#WeAreMenno: Young adults speak out at KC2015

Conversations provide structure for feedback By Janie Beck Kreider (Mennonite Church USA) — Approximately 40 young adults at KC2015 — the Mennonite Church USA convention held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri — gathered July 3 for an evening of synergistic conversation on a range of church-related topics. “We wanted to create a space […]

Statement of lament regarding sexual abuse in Mennonite Church USA

Elizabeth Soto Albrecht and Ervin Stutzman shared these words of lament with the Delegate Assembly at Kansas City on July 3, 2015.   We believe the resolution before us represents a long step in the right direction, an acknowledgement of God’s call to let God’s healing and hope flow through our dear Church in a […]