An epidemic that complicated Mennonite Church plans a century ago

As the global Covid-19 pandemic upends schedules and assumption in often unprecedented ways, we remember disruption caused by a local epidemic in 1917.   Steve Nolt is a professor of history and Anabaptist Studies at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College. He is a member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite […]

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An interview with Louise Fisher

This week we’ll be sharing excerpts of interviews with two Native American Mennonite women: Louise Fisher and Priscilla Wero. They are drawn from longer oral history interviews conducted in 2002 as part of the Mennonite Women of Color Oral History Project. The project was designed and implemented by Patricia Lehman, professor of communication at Goshen […]

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Reflections on unity for MC USA

Ervin Stutzman will end his term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA on April 30. Sometimes I ask myself, was it “worth it” for me to give such a large chunk of my life to the vision of church unity embodied in the group we call MC USA? In 1995, I was dubious about […]

#SomosMeno: menonitas latinos que transforman la iglesia

Reconocen a Hinojosa por su trabajo de erudición en Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [English] Por Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa es profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, con especialización en historia de latinas/os y chicanas/os. Es hijo de un pastor menonita que conoció a […]

#WeAreMenno: Latino/a Mennonites transforming the church

Hinojosa recognized for scholarly work on Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [Español] By Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa is associate professor in the History Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, specializing in Latina/o-Chicana/o History. He is the son of a Mennonite pastor who first encountered Mennonites as a migrant farm […]

Volunteers extend reach of Mennonite Church USA archives

By Rich Preheim GOSHEN, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Retiree Stan Voth of Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan., used to work in an historical library and archives. Goshen (Ind.) College senior Tillie Yoder is considering doing so. Both are volunteers at the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee’s archives—Voth in North Newton and Yoder in Goshen. […]