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, […]

Executive Board staff transitions: Sue Park-Hur begins as denominational minister

(Mennonite Church USA) — Sue Park-Hur joined Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff as the denominational minister for Leadership Development on March 19, 2018. Park-Hur lives in Pasadena, California. Among her responsibilities in this role, Park-Hur will work to equip conferences and congregations to provide ministries of excellence and relevance in their local context. She […]

Shiprah and Puah: Courageous Conspirators

Sue Park-Hur is an ordained Mennonite pastor and co-director of ReconciliAsian. The following piece is based on a sermon she gave at Hope for the Future, the annual gathering for people of color working within Mennonite Church USA, its agencies and institutions.  Exodus 1: 15-22 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one […]

A call to dream and action at Hope for the Future 2018

en español By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency) — Nearly 70 pastors, leaders, directors, coordinators, educators, change-makers and others with connections to Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) met together Feb. 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, for the seventh annual Hope for the Future (HFF). HFF […]

“The People are Marching!” at the seventh annual Hope for the Future

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency) – The annual Hope for the Future (HFF) gathering will take place Feb. 8-11 in San Antonio, Texas, with the theme “The people are marching! Where are the saints?” HFF gatherings bring together leaders of color from across the church, sometimes with white allies, to explore […]

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The Future Church Summit: Forging a path from Orlando to new possibilities

By Janie Beck Kreider   “I feel we have lost our vision, and it needs to be reignited. I came to this church to be part of a different narrative – a counter-cultural, anti-Christendom movement that follows a radical Jesus. The first Anabaptists chose to be radical – not assimilated to culture or the spirit […]

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Church leaders make “Public Call to Protect All People”

(Mennonite Church USA) — “A Public Call to Protect All People,” issued by more than 50 Christian leaders from across the United States, notes concern with the “threatening” tone of recent political rhetoric and calls on congregations and other groups to deepen their engagement in the economic, social and political health of their local communities. […]

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Mennonite women claim power and celebrate diversity at second Women Doing Theology conference

By Janie Beck Kreider LEESBURG, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) – For Chantelle Todman Moore, Mennonite Church USA’s second Women Doing Theology (WDT) conference was a rare experience in a denominational setting where she “didn’t feel tokenized” as an African-American woman. “But even in this space of progress where things are moving, I know it gets […]

Korean Ecumenical Peace Network in North America

Hyun and Sue Hur are co-directors of ReconciliAsian, a peace center in Los Angeles that encourages local Korean immigrant churches and other ethnic churches to explore what it means to participate in God’s ministry of reconciliation locally and globally. They are also co-pastors at Mountain View Mennonite Church, a small multi-ethnic church located in Upland, […]