MennoTalks: What I told my daughter

At the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando in July, planners tried something new. Something they called MennoTalks. Not quite TED and not exactly Pecha Kucha, MennoTalks explored a different topic each day, featuring speakers from diverse perspectives. Topics included Celebrating Women (Wednesday); Race, Religion and Justice (Thursday); and Local and Global Peacemaking (Friday). Over […]

Reflections on Empowering Parenting

Jenny Castro is a mother of three children, ages 12, 10 and seven. She is coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project and communications associate for Mennonite Church USA. She also serves on the Panel for Sexual Abuse Prevention for the denomination. Jenny is a member of San Antonio Mennonite Church. This post originally appeared […]

Dare to be vulnerable

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This piece originally appeared in the May issue of The Mennonite for its Leadership column. “Why are you so worked up?” “Let’s not get so excited here.” “Don’t get all emotional, now.” “Her emotions are so unprofessional.” These […]