One Screen, Two Movies

Jason Boone is coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network. There’s an idea kicking around called “One screen, two movies.” It’s an attempt to describe the state of our country. The basic thrust is that our country is watching the same events unfold (one screen), but at the same time understanding those events […]

Slavery at Angola

Cherelle M. Dessus is legislative assistant and communications coordinator in the MCC Washington Office. This piece originally appeared on MCC’s Peace on the Hill column for PeaceSigns, the online news magazine of the Peace and Justice Support Network. As they slowly waved to me, I felt like a free black person in the North riding […]

A radical text for the times

Jason Boone is coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network. Heading to the airport for an early morning flight, I grabbed the most radical, subversive, counter-cultural peace book I own to read on the plane. What was it? “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, of course. Hear me out […]

Resilient peacemaking

Jason Boone is coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network. Are you exhausted yet? Exhausted from constantly looking at your phone for the latest news, from the constant stress that comes from uncertainty, from the emotion we feel for the most vulnerable in our society, from the feeling that you should be doing […]

Prayers. Sorrows. Peace.

              Keith Lyndaker Schlabach lives in Mt. Rainier, Maryland near Washington D.C. He divides his time between contemplative writing, wood inlay, and attempting to live out the peaceable kingdom as husband to Rachelle, father of two children and friend to several dogs, cats and a bunny. He is also the […]

The dividing wall of hostility

Jason Boone is coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network. I have friends for whom the election of Donald Trump to president is a genuinely frightening event. They feel they will be targeted for harassment by the administration and its supporters on the basis of their skin color, gender, citizenship status, among other […]

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Executive Board staff transitions

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff announces recent and current staff transitions: André Gingerich Stoner of South Bend, Indiana, resigned from his role as director of Holistic Witness on Aug. 1. He will continue in a half-time role as director of Interchurch Relations with several special assignments for the […]

Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: What’s your next step?

Jason Boon is coordinating minster of the Peace and Justice Support Network, a ministry of Mennonite Mission Network. People and congregations who have used the “Returning Veterans, Returning Hope” Curriculum are asking, What do we do now? While there isn’t a pattern or program to follow, here are some ideas on how your church can […]

Returning Veterans. Returning Hope: SHELTER44

This is the fourth post in a series featuring people, congregations and organizations working with veterans who have experienced the trauma of war. The Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint project of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA, offers a six week Sunday School curriculum, Returning Veterans, Returning Hope, focused on returning veterans […]