Anabaptist faith leaders advocate for better immigration policies

en español   By Cherelle Dessus WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mennonite Central Committee U.S. / Mennonite Church USA) – Seventeen faith leaders from Brethren in Christ, Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church (MC) USA congregations advocated for better immigration policy at 30 congressional offices representing eight states, in late February. The faith leaders told legislative aides about problems […]

Women Doing Theology conference speakers announced

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Registration is open for I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good, the second Women Doing Theology conference of Mennonite Church USA’s Women in Leadership Project (WLP). The event will be held Nov. 4–6 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Planners hope […]

New MVS position created to carry out Partners in Peacemaking resolution in local settings

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — On Aug. 16, Jonathan Brenneman of St. Marys, Ohio, is beginning a one-year assignment with Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) in Elkhart, Indiana, as Partners in Peacemaking coordinator for Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff. EB staff members worked with Mennonite Mission Network […]

Historic peace churches and veterans: a new Sunday school curriculum

Blurb: A new Sunday school curriculum suggests methods of engagement between pacifists and veterans. By Ed Nyce AKRON, Pa. (Mennonite Central Committee/Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—A newly released Sunday school curriculum invites pacifists and veterans to walk with one another on a common journey toward peace. Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together is a […]

Women in Leadership Project announces theological conference for February 2014

[updated Nov. 14, 2013] By Joanna Shenk ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—“All you need is love: Honoring diversity in women’s voices in theology” is the theme of a conference to be sponsored Feb. 20–22, 2014, by the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) of Mennonite Church USA, along with Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., […]

Mennonites part of faith leaders’ appeal regarding crisis in Syria

Originally published Aug. 26, 2013 ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite leaders recently joined their voices with those of other Christian leaders in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama about the crisis in Syria. Highlighting the tragic pain and human suffering caused by the war in Syria, they expressed gratitude for humanitarian assistance and urged […]

Congregations invited to celebrate Peace Sunday on Sept. 22

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA)—Sept. 22 has been designated as Peace Sunday by Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite World Conference. It is the Sunday closest to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Together with Mennonite Central Committee U.S., the Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA […]