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Esperanza para el futuro: juntos para un momento como este

en inglés / English por Jenny Castro HAMPTON, Virginia (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — A medida que los participantes llegaban el 2 de febrero a la Iglesia Comunitaria de Calvary (C3), algo quedaba claro: Esperanza para el futuro (HFF, por sus siglas en inglés) ha logrado generar espacios particularmente seguros para personas de color que […]

Hope for the Future: Together for a time such as this

en español By Jenny Castro HAMPTON, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) — As participants arrived at Calvary Community Church (C3) on Feb. 2, it was clear that Hope for the Future (HFF) has created a uniquely safe space for people of color in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. Bear hugs, deep sighs and prayers of […]

Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future: Sixth gathering builds on call for intercultural competency

(Mennonite Church USA) – The sixth annual Hope for the Future gathering takes place Feb. 2-5 at Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Virginia, bringing together leaders of color and others from across Mennonite Church USA for networking, support and conversation on issues of power, race and diversity across the church. More than 70 people are […]

Honoring Lawrence and Betty Hart

On Oct. 8, 2016 Mennonite Church USA together with MCC Central States hosted a gathering honoring  Lawrence and Betty Hart. People were invited to offer reflections, stories or other expressions, speaking to the profound impact of the lives and work of Lawrence and Betty. Iris de León-Hartshorn is director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church […]

Líderes de Esperanza para el Futuro piden cambios específicos de políticas y rendición de cuentas

[English] ELKHART, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. /Red Menonita de Misión/Agencia Menonita de Educación) — A modo de seguimiento de la quinta reunión anual de Esperanza para el Futuro (HFF, por sus siglas en inglés), el comité de organización del encuentro envió soluciones sobre las políticas y recomendaciones para los líderes de las instituciones […]

Hope for the Future leaders call for specific policy changes, accountability

[Español] ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency) — Following up on the fifth annual Hope for the Future (HFF) gathering, the event’s planning committee has sent policy solutions and recommendations to leaders of Mennonite Church USA institutions to recruit, retain, train and educate board and staff members to undo racism and advance […]

“Equipping the Saints”: Hope for the Future V to address HR practices, procedures

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency)—The fifth annual Hope for the Future gathering for leaders of color from across Mennonite Church USA will focus on Ephesians 4:12-16 and on HR (Human Resources) issues in the workplace. The event, titled “Equipping the Saints,” will take place Jan. 21–24, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, […]

Opening worship emphasizes unity

By Meg Short KANSAS CITY, Missouri. (Mennonite Church USA) — This year’s opening worship, a combined service for youth and adult attendees, focused on drawing all together in Christ. Worshipers were encouraged to celebrate the fact that God is doing something great in the midst of God’s people. The theme for the event was “Come […]

Group charts hope for church’s multicultural future

[Español] By Wil LaVeist LEESBURG, Va. (Mennonite Mission Network / Mennonite Education Agency / Mennonite Church USA)—More than 60 Racial/Ethnic leaders in Mennonite Church USA gathered Jan. 25–27 in Leesburg to encourage unity, celebrate the denomination’s multicultural progress, and begin outlining specific ways to help the entire church thrive as its membership rapidly becomes more […]

A Conversation with Michelle Armster

By Emily Kraybill How did you become connected to the Mennonite church? I was not raised as a Mennonite. Because my father was in the Air Force, my family moved a lot. So by the time I was 15 years old, I had lived in Japan, England, Germany, California, Texas, and Kansas, just to name […]