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Renewing a NYC peace witness in perilous times

By Laurie Oswald Robinson, Mennonite Mission Network NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA) — When Mennonite Mission Network’s church-planting coach Mauricio Chenlo attended the 60th anniversary of Primera Iglesia Menonita de Brooklyn in New York City last August, he did not yet know the Spirit’s plans for the future. It did not […]

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Mennonite Church USA and its agencies respond to COVID-19 pandemic

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — During widespread church closures and physical distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States, and its five program agencies have responded  by educating, encouraging and equipping its conferences, congregations, ministry partners, constituents and staff. “Our leaders […]

Mennonite leaders, educators explore Anabaptist perspectives on digital culture

By AMBS, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network staff More than 150 Mennonite church leaders and educators gathered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, last week to discern the benefits and challenges of digital technology. ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — In an age when people turn instinctively to […]

Mennonite Church USA ‘Hope’ gathering stresses peace with justice

en español By MC USA and Mennonite Mission Network staff DALLAS (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — At this year’s Hope for the Future (HFF) gathering, attendees celebrated the legacy of Stanley W. Green, one of the event’s original organizers, and discussed ways to press forward for peace and justice throughout the church. The Jan. […]

Register Now for Hope for the Future 2020, a Mennonite Church USA people of color event

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Registration is open through January 15, 2020, for Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) Hope for the Future conference, an Anabaptist networking and equipping event for people of color. It will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South in Arlington, Texas, from January […]

Plug into God’s shocking peace

This post is part of our #BringThePeace series. #BringThePeace is a call to action for individuals and congregations to extend peace in their communities. It is also our prayer inviting God to bring the peace that expands our capacity for empathy, compassion and love that actively seeks to dismantle oppression and violence. Learn more at mennoniteusa.org/bringthepeace.   […]

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Board discusses MennoCon19 success, Membership Guidelines process

By MC USA Staff DALLAS, Texas (Mennonite Church USA) — The success of MennonCon19, improving MC USA communications and discernment over the Membership Guidelines process, were among the issues the Executive Board discussed during its meeting Sept. 5 – 7 in Dallas, Texas. Executive Director Glen Guyton reported that MennoCon19, July 2-6 in Kansas City, […]

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Leadership transitions in Mennonite Church USA agencies

Carlos Romero ends term as executive director of Mennonite Education Agency Carlos Romero transitioned from his role as executive director of Mennonite Education Agency (MEA), effective in July 2019. The MEA Board of Directors accepted his announcement at a March 8-9 meeting with regret and deep appreciation for his passionate commitment to Mennonite education and […]

Iglesia Menonita Hispana to launch a missional leadership academy

  KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH), a Racial/Ethnic constituency group of MC USA, held their biennial assembly in Kansas City July 1-2, where they developed plans to launch Academia Liderazgo Misional (ALM), a new initiative for missional leadership in partnership with Eastern Mennonite University and Mennonite Mission Network. ALM […]

Several thousand Mennonites seek to gather as peacemakers in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network) – Roughly 3,000 Mennonites are gathering July 2-6 in Kansas City, Missouri as people seeking to be Anabaptist peacemakers in the 21st century. Glen Guyton, the first African American to become executive director of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), will lead its 500 delegates at […]