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An open Letter about Endless War and opposing its advance to North Korea

In 2015, Mennonite Church USA adopted the “Faithful Witness Amid Endless War” resolution. It described the United States’ engagement in “boundless and endless war.” Ever since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our nation has waged perpetual war in pursuit of security from perceived threats of terrorism. Over the past 16 years, the targets […]

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A pastoral letter following the presidential election

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA For many of us, this has been a difficult week. We’ve spent well over 18 months witnessing a bruising presidential campaign that has at different points, pulled back the veil of who we aspire to be and revealed bitterness, selfishness and hate across the United States. […]

Letter to Mennonite Church USA on the Paris attacks

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Dear brothers and sisters, Once again we find ourselves in the wretched position of mourning the loss of innocent life in the wake of political violence. The terrorist attacks in Paris shocked us all with their suddenness and cruelty. We carry deep sorrow for the victims […]