Curriculum equips congregations for compassionate response to veterans

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — A six-week Sunday school curriculum — Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together — can help small groups and congregations who want to explore how the church can play a part in the healing journeys of returning veterans. The materials draw on biblical […]

Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: A process of initiation

This is the third 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 […]

Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Warriors and peacemakers

This is the second post in a series featuring people, congregations and organizations working with veterans who’ve 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 and […]

Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: God is love and you are beloved

  This is the first 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 […]

Spread the Peace: Building Bridges

This is the final post in our series highlighting churches across Mennonite Church USA who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015. The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. Each of these congregations is working in different ways to spread peace in […]

Spread the Peace: Peacebuilding, a local neighborhood priority

This is the fourth post in a series highlighting churches across Mennonite Church USA who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015. The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. Each of these congregations is working in different ways to spread peace in […]

Spread the Peace: San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center

This is the third post in a series highlighting churches across Mennonite Church USA who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015. The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. Each of these congregations is working in different ways to spread peace in […]

Spread the Peace: The pieces of the puzzle come together

This is the second post in a series highlighting churches across Mennonite Church USA who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015. The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. Each of these congregations is working in different ways to spread peace in […]

Spread the Peace: The playground at Trinity Mennonite

This is the first post in a series highlighting churches across Mennonite Church USA who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015.  The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. Each of these congregations is working in different ways to spread peace in […]

Beyond non-violence toward active peacemaking

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint position with Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite USA. A few times a year I’ll get calls from people not in the Mennonite church. They call to have a conversation (i.e. try to argue) about peace. Really, they want to have a […]