Reflections upon my service with Mennonite World Conference

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA For the last nine years I have served as the North American representative on the Executive Committee (EC) of Mennonite World Conference (MWC). It has been both an honor and privilege and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. Mennonite Church USA made […]

Journey Forward: Stay connected, a lesson from our worldwide fellowship

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. After three flights and 26 plus hours of travel, I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council meeting. MWC consists of over 1.5 million members from 58 countries. The Vision of MWC is as follows: Mennonite World Conference is […]

Hope for the Future 2018 participants release open letter

(Mennonite Church USA) — Hope for the Future (HFF) 2018 participants have released an open letter to Mennonite Church USA. The gathering, which took place on February 1-4 in San Antonio, Texas, brought together leaders of color from across MC USA around a theme inspired by Vincent Harding’s 1967 speech at Mennonite World Conference in […]

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Statement by MC USA and Lancaster Mennonite Conference

What might be the ongoing relationship between two groups which have officially parted ways? That was the question which representatives of Lancaster Mennonite Conference (LMC) and Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) discussed in a meeting on January 15, 2018. LMC officially left MC USA on January 1, 2018, and is seeking membership as a country […]

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La junta ejecutiva mira hacia el futuro de la iglesia

Por Hannah Heinzekehr CIUDAD DE KANSAS, Misuri (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En su penúltimo encuentro del bienio, los miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) dispusieron de un tiempo entre el 30 de marzo y el 1º de abril para reflexionar acerca del desarrollo denominacional durante los últimos dos años y mirar hacia adelante […]

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Executive Board looks toward the future of the church

Note: This report initially appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — In their penultimate meeting of the biennium, members of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) took time March 30-April 1 to reflect on denominational developments over the last two years and to look ahead to new trends […]

Cultivating relationships with the ELCA

John D. Roth served as a representative of Mennonite Church USA on a series of ecumenical dialogues with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2001-2004) focused on the “condemnations” of the Anabaptists in the Augsburg Confession of 1530. He also served as a representative of Mennonite World Conference on the Lutheran-Mennonite International Study Commission (2005-2008) […]

Lutherans and Mennonites celebrate a covenant of peace

Reconciliation recounted at regional ELCA gathering SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Events in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2010 brought Lutherans and Mennonites to tears and embraces in northern Indiana this month. During the June 9–11 annual assembly of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in South Bend, Indiana, more […]

Mennonite World Conference and the broader body of Christ

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. One of the significant events at the Mennonite World Conference gatherings was receiving greetings from representatives of the larger body of Christ:  Lutherans, Pentecostals, Quakers, the World Council of Churches and others. This made very real that we as Mennonites do not exist […]

Mennonite World Conference offers an opportunity for a gathering of women theologians

Linda Gehman Peachey serves on the Steering Committee for the Women in Leadership Project of Mennonite Church USA. Michelle Armster and I have agreed to help coordinate a gathering of North American women theologians at the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, along with Mary Anne Isaak, a Canadian Mennonite Brethren woman involved in church leadership. Space […]