Leo Hartshorn, author and illustrator of a six-week spiritual discernment study guide to help delegates prepare for the KC2015 Delegate Assembly. (Photo provided)

El amor es un verbo: un recurso de prácticas espirituales para un año entero que explora el tema de la convención

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — El 16 de mayo, el personal de la junta ejecutiva de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. public un recurso de prácticas espirituales para un año entero que explora el tema de la convención del 2017, El amor es un verbo, a través de la lente de las […]

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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 […]

(izq. a der., de pie) Miriam Sainnawap, Brander Raven y Adrian Jacobs compartieron en una presentación para líderes menonitas canadienses y representantes del Comité Central Menonita de Canadá para generar conciencia sobre el impacto de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento. Las reuniones se realizaron el 5 y 6 de abril en la Casa Thunderbird de Winnipeg. (Foto provista por Erica Littlewolf/CCM)

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. colabora con la Coalición de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento

[English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Una coalición de personas de toda la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. trabaja sistemáticamente para deshacer la Doctrina del Descubrimiento (DoD, por sus siglas en inglés), una estructura filosófica del siglo XV que otorga a “gobiernos cristianos” la autoridad moral y legal para dominar a […]

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Curriculum equips congregations for compassionate response to veterans

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — A six-week Sunday school curriculum — Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together — can help small groups and congregations who want to explore how the church can play a part in the healing journeys of returning veterans. The materials draw on biblical […]

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Sent 2016 video profiles, blogs available online

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — Four video profiles of church planters and a series of blogs offer glimpses into creative initiatives highlighted at Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities, held March 31–April 2, 2016, in the New Orleans area. More than 100 Mennonite church planters, coaches, conference leaders and others met […]

Leo Hartshorn, author and illustrator of a six-week spiritual discernment study guide to help delegates prepare for the KC2015 Delegate Assembly. (Photo provided)

Love is a Verb: One-year spiritual practices resource explores convention theme

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA) — On May 16, Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff released a year-long spiritual practices resource that explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. The resource is intended for use by delegates, youth groups, presenters, planners and other convention attendees […]

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Panel recommends investigation

From the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention In the interest of being transparent and diligent in our work as the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, we share the following update: Our panel formed in January 2016. We plan to meet May 14–15 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for our first in-person meeting. We chose this location due […]

(izq. a der., de pie) Miriam Sainnawap, Brander Raven y Adrian Jacobs compartieron en una presentación para líderes menonitas canadienses y representantes del Comité Central Menonita de Canadá para generar conciencia sobre el impacto de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento. Las reuniones se realizaron el 5 y 6 de abril en la Casa Thunderbird de Winnipeg. (Foto provista por Erica Littlewolf/CCM)

Mennonite Church USA contributing to the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition

[Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA)—A coalition of people from across Mennonite Church USA is working systematically to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery (DoD), a 15th-century philosophical framework that gives “Christian governments” moral and legal authority to dominate Indigenous peoples and to invade and take over Indigenous lands. According to Iris de León-Hartshorn, director […]

Olak Sunuwar, de Chicago, Illinois (segundo de la izquierda) y Matthew Pritchard, de Pittsburgh, Pensilvania (segundo de la derecha), responden a lo que compartió la presidente de AMBS, Sara Wenger Shenk, en un panel de debate guiado por David Boshart, ministro de la Conferencia de Central Plains. (Foto de Ken Gingerich, de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)

¡Es hora de plantar iglesias de paz!

La primera cumbre nacional, Enviados 2016, reúne a un grupo diverso de practicantes para darse mutua inspiración y aliento. [English] Por Danielle Klotz NUEVA ORLEANS, Luisiana (Red Menonita de Misión/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — La inspiración a la valentía y la obediencia fiel al llamado de Dios fluyó continuamente durante la primera cumbre nacional […]

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Anabaptist faith formation conference to be held Oct. 6–8

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — In 2014, following a workshop led by Shana Peachey Boshart on children’s spirituality at the biennial convention of Mennonite Camping Association, Rachel Gerber and Elsie Rempel lingered to chat with Boshart. One of the fruits of this conversation is Deep Faith: Anabaptist […]