The pursuit of climate justice

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Luke Gascho served as executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College for 22 years before retiring in 2019. He and his wife, Becky, live in Goshen, Indiana and are members of Waterford Mennonite Church. He led […]

Caring for Climate: Beyond Denial and Despair video series now available

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s most popular webinar, Caring for Climate: Beyond Denial and Despair, is now available as a video series. The video series is part of MC USA’s Learn, Pray, Join initiative on climate justice, coordinated in partnership with Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) and the Center […]

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Taftsville Chapel: A Sustainable Model for Creation Care

By Camille Dager, Mennonite Church USA Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship – a small, geographically dispersed congregation in rural Vermont – has strengthened its ties with each other and the broader community through spiritual practices that help care for all of creation. “Creation care is core to living simply,” said Taftsville member Laura Beidler. “By caring […]

A beginners’ guide to political advocacy

Jennifer Halteman Schrock is the leader of Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) and the communications manager for Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. She lives in Goshen, Indiana, with her husband, Dan, and is part of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship.   It was not a welcome request. Would I, as the leader of Mennonite Creation Care Network like […]

“Nature against Empire”: A Biblical Reality Check on Climate Crisis and Justice

Ched Myers is an activist biblical theologian working with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (www.bcm-net.org) in the Ventura River Watershed of southern California. Find his many publications at www.ChedMyers.org.   The realities of climate chaos hit us hard in December 2017 during the Thomas Fire here in Ventura county. California’s largest wildfire on record at the time, it had […]

Mennonite Church USA announces “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative on climate justice

Register now for webinar, “Caring for climate: Beyond denial and despair” By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is encouraging people and congregations to focus on climate justice by highlighting prayers, resources and ways to get involved in February and March. This is part of MC USA’s “Learn, […]

Finding God’s peace through record-keeping

Jennifer Halteman Schrock is the leader of Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) and the communications manager for Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. She lives in Goshen, Indiana, with her husband, Dan, and is part of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship.    “These things are written so that you may come to believe,” the […]

What to teach spring quarter: You have many options!

Shana Peachey Boshart is conference minister for Christian formation for Central Plains Mennonite Conference and curator of www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org, your one-stop hub for formation resources for all ages. If you teach children, youth or adults in the congregation, one of your challenges may be matching the right curriculum to the needs of your class. Here are some options that […]

The Future Church Summit: Light, Salt and Tenacity

Dr. Luke Gascho is the executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. He and his wife, Becky, live in Goshen, Indiana, and are members of Waterford Mennonite Church. He assisted in the founding of the Mennonite Creation Care Network and serves on the Anabaptist Coalition for Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. Luke regularly studies, teaches and speaks on […]

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 […]