Love is a Verb: Three times denied

Meghan Florian is a writer from Durham, North Carolina, where she teaches at William Peace University and the Center for Theological Writing at Duke Divinity School. She is the Creative Writing Editor at The Other Journal, and blogs at www.femmonite.com.  As I contemplate this phrase, “Love is a Verb,” I feel stuck. Stuck, because I […]

Moderadores de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. responden a la tragedia de Orlando

[English] 15 de junio del 2016 Como Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., nos apenamos profundamente ante el horroroso acto de violencia hacia personas LGBTQ cometido en Orlando en la madrugada del pasado domingo (12 de junio), el cual se llevó prematuramente la vida de 49 personas y provocó heridas a otras 53. El hecho de […]

A time to weep

Ervin Stutzman is executive director for Mennonite Church USA. I arrived home last night from an all-consuming six-day work trip in the nick of time to attend the special service—“Remembering Orlando,” in my home congregation. Early in the service of lament, punctuated by the reading of Psalms, the congregation sat silently as the chimes slowly […]

Mennonite Church USA leaders respond to Orlando tragedy

[Español] As Mennonite Church USA, we grieve the horrific act of violence toward LGBTQ persons perpetrated in Orlando early last Sunday morning, cutting short the lives of 49 people and wounding 53 more. We are appalled that the shooter specifically targeted LGBTQ Latinos, acting out of hatred for people created in the image of God. […]