Delegates unanimously approve two new resolutions, listen to diverse viewpoints

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates approved two new resolutions proposed on site during their final delegate session on Saturday afternoon, July 4: A statement of support for Israeli and Palestinian partners in peacemaking, proposed by the Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network (MennoPIN), and a Resolution of Expressions of Lament and Hope from the African-American Mennonite Association […]

Resolution on the Status of Membership Guidelines passes

By Meg Short KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. (Mennonite Church USA) — Over 1,000 attended the afternoon delegate session on July 2. Introducing the membership guideline resolution for delegates to discuss were two Mennonite Church USA board members, David Sutter and Yvonne Diaz. They reported that the resolution was both written and approved by the Executive Board […]

Delegates pass forbearance resolution

By Meg Short KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates reconvened on Thursday, July 2, to discuss the Resolution on Forbearance in the Midst of Differences and the Resolution on the Status of Membership Guidelines. Moderator-Elect Patricia Shelly announced the results of Wednesday’s vote on whether or not to continue discussion on the Israel-Palestine […]

Delegates commit to peaceful deliberations

  By Caitlin Nearhood KANSAS CITY, Missouri. (Mennonite Church USA) — Tuesday’s opening session of the Delegate Assembly focused on coming to agreements peacefully as delegates anticipate making decisions on several controversial resolutions, including questions of inclusion of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people in the church and a response to conflicts in Israel-Palestine. Elizabeth […]

Conversaciones camino a Emaús

El Concilio de Líderes Constituyentes considera los comentarios de la encuesta y ofrece ideas para el futuro de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [English] Por Annette Brill Bergstresser para la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. SCHILLER PARK, Illinois (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)—En medio de la incertidumbre sobre el futuro, la presencia de una […]

Patricia Shelly announced as nominee for moderator-elect

(Español) By Jenn Carreto (Mennonite Church USA)—The Leadership Discernment Committee of Mennonite Church USA announces Patricia Shelly of Newton, Kan., as its nominee for moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA. The denominational delegate assembly will vote on the nomination in July 2013 during the biennial convention in Phoenix. Shelly is currently in her eighth year of […]