Renewing our commitment to peace

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against […]

Learn, Pray, Join: My call to peacemaking in North Korea

Joy Yoon and her family have been working and living in North Korea for over a decade. Their work inside began through humanitarian outreach and social entrepreneurship. Today they focus on treating children with developmental disabilities through a Rehabilitation Center in the capital city. They are among a select few Americans to have lived long-term […]

Join the North and South Korea Day of Prayer on May 20

(Mennonite Church USA) — Congregations and individuals are invited to engage in a collective day of prayer for North and South Korea on Sunday, May 20, 2018. This “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative is through a partnership with MC USA staff, Mennonite Mission Network, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and ReconciliAsian. Congregations and individuals can join the […]

Anabaptists and Taxes

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network. I pay my taxes, but I don’t like it. Part of it is I resent the compulsory nature of the whole affair. It’s all DEADLINES and PENALTIES and IRS. They could just ask me nicely for some money to pay for roads, education, […]

A place for nonresistance

Jason Boone is coordinating minster for the Peace and Justice Support Network, a ministry of Mennonite Mission Network. I’m not exceedingly handy around the house, but I do have an awesome collection of tools. I inherited them from my grandfather, who was very handy. Honestly, there are a few tools that I have no idea […]

Immigrant teens unjustly targeted for gang affiliation

Tammy Alexander is senior legislative associate for Mennonite Central Committee U.S. 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. In June, a young man walking home from a soccer game with his friends in Suffolk County, New York, was questioned by […]

Of Bombs, Treaties and Moral Obligation (part four)

In a culture wired for instant results, we often forget that meaningful change may take persistent action over a long period. This is a 35-year story of education and advocacy arising from the bomb-laden fields of Laos. Titus Peachey who, with his wife Linda Gehman Peachey, went to Laos on a Mennonite Central Committee assignment […]

Of Bombs, Treaties and Moral Obligation (part three)

In a culture wired for instant results, we often forget that meaningful change may take persistent action over a long period. This is a 35-year story of education and advocacy arising from the bomb-laden fields of Laos. Titus Peachey who, with his wife Linda Gehman Peachey, went to Laos on a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) […]

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 […]