Justice Should not be Accidental

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer for Mennonite Church USA. As we prepare to gather in Orlando, the leadership of Mennonite Church USA finds itself dealing once again with the question of justice related to the suspended appointment of Doug Basinger, a gay man. The rumblings on social media are calling for members of the […]

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Executive Board statement following spring consent agenda appointment

On June 19, 2017, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met by video conference to review an appointment made by consent agenda in its March 30-April 1 board meeting. Board members acknowledged some missteps in the process that resulted in an uninformed decision to appoint Doug Basinger, an individual in a same-sex marriage, to […]

Delegates pass forbearance resolution

By Meg Short KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates reconvened on Thursday, July 2, to discuss the Resolution on Forbearance in the Midst of Differences and the Resolution on the Status of Membership Guidelines. Moderator-Elect Patricia Shelly announced the results of Wednesday’s vote on whether or not to continue discussion on the Israel-Palestine […]

Delegate Assembly discusses two resolutions on inclusion of LGBTQ individuals in the church; tables Israel-Palestine resolution

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) – The Delegate Assembly considered two resolutions on July 2, the Resolution on Forbearance in the Midst of Differences and a Resolution on the Status of the Membership Guidelines, and heard the results of a July 1 vote about tabling the Israel-Palestine Resolution. Delegates voted to table the Israel-Palestine […]

Executive Board lays groundwork for summer Delegate Assembly

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) met April 6–8 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare agenda for delegates to process at this summer’s Delegate Assembly in Kansas City (June 30–July 5), update the goals in the Purposeful Plan, and discuss the possibility of having fraternal or associate relationships within Mennonite Church USA […]