Strangers no more: Learning trip visits immigrant ministries in Tucson, Arizona

  By Gordon Houser This piece was originally published in The Mennonite. Find reflections from other participants in the Mennonite Church USA Migrant Learning Tour that took place Oct. 18-20 in Tucson, Arizona, at mennoniteusa.org/tag/migrant-learning-tour.   On the way from Phoenix to Tucson, Arizona, our car stopped on a small highway, far from any town. […]

Migrant learning tour shows America, church still grappling with original sins

  Wil LaVeist is the chief communication officer for Mennonite Church USA and the senior executive for advancement at Mennonite Mission Network.    A person’s name matters. A name can indicate whether you are family. For an immigrant, a name can determine acceptance. From where our migrant learning tour group had gathered at the shelter […]

What does it mean to be a church in the borderlands?

This blog is a reflection from the Mennonite Church USA group who traveled to Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 19-20, to visit and learn from organizations that serve migrants in the United States-Mexico border state.   Rhoda Byler Yoder lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She was raised by church planter parents, first in the panhandle of Florida, then […]