How now do we speak?

Jason Boone is the coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint project of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network. A friend of mine asked me recently, “What are you Mennonites saying about school shootings?” I had a lengthy response. I named individuals and congregations who’ve done extensive work addressing gun […]

What do the presidential candidates have to say about hunger and poverty?

Editor’s note: The Circle of Protection is a broad and diverse coalition of Christian leaders working together for help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Ervin Stutzman, Mennonite Church USA executive director, and J. Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. executive director, are part of […]

#WeAreMenno: China, seminary, sacrifice and Sabbath

Kate Wentland teaches at China’s national seminary in Nanjing, serving under Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Partners in China.   Her home church is Peace Mennonite Fellowship in Claremont, California.  She graduated from Fresno Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary, and writes a food blog with recipes and food travel stories at:  http://keitopotato.wordpress.com/ I was […]

“Come and See”: Mennonite leaders visit Israel/Palestine

Series of learning tours planned in response to Kairos Palestine appeal By Jenn Carreto Mennonite Church USA—Fifteen board members and staff representing various Mennonite agencies and organizations traveled to Israel/Palestine Feb. 24–March 4 to take part in a “Come and See” learning tour. The tour marked the beginning of a denominational initiative to send 100 […]

Immigrant delegation visits Washington, D.C., to call for immigration reform

Effort co-sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee [Spanish] By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—On May 14–15, a delegation of Mennonite leaders with first-hand experience with the U.S. immigration system gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional representatives to advocate for just and humane immigration reform. The delegation was […]

Mennonite Church USA leaders call for Pentecost Sunday to be a day of “prayer and faxing” for immigration reform

Immigrant delegation to Washington, D.C., and 40 Days of Scripture and Prayer are other initiatives [Español] By Joanna Shenk ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—As members of Mennonite Church USA prepare for this summer’s biennial denominational convention, to be held July 1–6 in Phoenix, national staff members are leading several initiatives to encourage congregations to advocate […]

River of Anabaptist story stirred by archival venue change

By Laurie Oswald Robinson Mennonite Church USA—In the centuries-long flow of the Anabaptist story, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff members believe that the decision to transfer MCC’s archival collections from the Mennonite Church USA Archives in Goshen, Ind., to the MCC U.S. offices in Akron, Pa., is a short-term stirring of the waters for long-term […]

Muslim-Christian documentary to be screened in Ontario

MennoMedia Muslim-Christian documentary to be screened in Ontario MennoMedia takes ‘Waging Peace’ on the road in February By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.,and WATERLOO, Ont.—MennoMedia’s new documentary, Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives, will be screened in nine locations in Ontario in February. Accompanying the film will be Sheri Hartzler, director of electronic media for MennoMedia […]