Two Mennonite Church USA conferences unite, healing a 172-year split

By Camille Dager SOUDERTON, Pa. (Mennonite Church USA) – There was a palpable feeling of tense excitement at this year’s Joint Assembly of Eastern District Conference (EDC) and Franconia Mennonite Conference (Franconia) on November 2, 2019, at Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pennsylvania. The anticipation exploded into applause, when James Musselman, moderator for EDC, and John […]

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Response to the federal government reinstating the death penalty

By Mennonite Church USA staff “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, […]

Lutherans and Mennonites celebrate a covenant of peace

Reconciliation recounted at regional ELCA gathering SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Events in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2010 brought Lutherans and Mennonites to tears and embraces in northern Indiana this month. During the June 9–11 annual assembly of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in South Bend, Indiana, more […]

Events mark reconciliation among Lutherans and Mennonites

By Mary E. Klassen ELKHART, Ind. (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Church USA)—A river birch tree with three trunks but one root system, standing in front of the Mennonite offices in Elkhart, Ind., became a mark of reconciliation among Lutherans and Mennonites at a dedication service on April 10. At the service, André Gingerich […]