Learn, Pray, Join: My call to peacemaking in North Korea

Joy Yoon and her family have been working and living in North Korea for over a decade. Their work inside began through humanitarian outreach and social entrepreneurship. Today they focus on treating children with developmental disabilities through a Rehabilitation Center in the capital city. They are among a select few Americans to have lived long-term […]

Cherishing the gift: Thoughts on leaving the pastorate

Until April 22, Betsy Headrick McCrae is pastor of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church in Lakewood, Colorado. After that date, she and her husband, Bruce, will close up shop in Colorado and move to Rwanda where they will be based as Area Directors for MCC programs in Central/West Africa. Betsy is grateful for Skype which will […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Director signs letter to oppose “Israel Anti-Boycott Act”

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Ervin Stutzman joins leaders representing seventeen churches and church-based organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to oppose the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act.” The letter was sent to all members of Congress on November 6, 2017. “This legislation would put legal obstacles in the way of nonviolent […]

Of Bombs, Treaties and Moral Obligation (part three)

In a culture wired for instant results, we often forget that meaningful change may take persistent action over a long period. This is a 35-year story of education and advocacy arising from the bomb-laden fields of Laos. Titus Peachey who, with his wife Linda Gehman Peachey, went to Laos on a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) […]

Of Bombs, Treaties and Moral Obligation (part two)

In a culture wired for instant results, we often forget that meaningful change may take persistent action over a long period. This is a 35-year story of education and advocacy arising from the bomb-laden fields of Laos. Titus Peachey who, with his wife Linda Gehman Peachey, went to Laos on a Mennonite Central Committee assignment […]

Celebrate the faithful work of Lawrence and Betty Hart

(Mennonite Central Committee Central States/Mennonite Church USA) – Lawrence and Betty Hart will be honored at a celebration dinner on Oct. 8, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT for their faithfulness in their work with Mennonite Indian Leaders Council (GC), Native Mennonite Ministries of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee. Those who […]

“Integrated” Ministry in Colombia

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. For a week in May, I had the privilege of being part of a delegation visiting Mennonite churches in Colombia to help them celebrate the Days of Prayer and Action (DOPA). We represented Mennonite Church USA, the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches […]

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Statement from the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention

In light of recent events, we hope to clarify our calling and our work: When the Delegate Assembly passed the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse in Kansas City, July 2015, we as a church made several commitments. One of which named that we’ll “teach members the realities of sexualized violence, especially by church leaders or […]