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Executive Board issues updated guidelines for proposing resolutions

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board has developed updated guidelines for proposed resolutions that serve as “Church Statements.” These statements, which “receive broad support across the church and give direction for Christian faithfulness” often speak to a current issue and provide a vehicle for witness, study, discussion and awareness. Changes to […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. colabora con la Coalición de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento

[English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Una coalición de personas de toda la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. trabaja sistemáticamente para deshacer la Doctrina del Descubrimiento (DoD, por sus siglas en inglés), una estructura filosófica del siglo XV que otorga a “gobiernos cristianos” la autoridad moral y legal para dominar a […]

Mennonite Church USA contributing to the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition

[Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA)—A coalition of people from across Mennonite Church USA is working systematically to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery (DoD), a 15th-century philosophical framework that gives “Christian governments” moral and legal authority to dominate Indigenous peoples and to invade and take over Indigenous lands. According to Iris de León-Hartshorn, director […]

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las resoluciones de la asamblea de delegados de KC2015: segunda parte

Ervin Stutzman es el director ejecutivo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [Versión en PDF] [English] 26 de octubre del 2015 1.    La primera resolución sobre Israel-Palestina fue sometida a debate. Otra resolución, la “Declaración de nuestro apoyo a compañeros palestinos e israelíes en el trabajo por la paz”, recibió el sábado un respaldo unánime. ¿Cuáles […]

Frequently Asked Questions about KC2015 Delegate Assembly Resolutions: Part Two

Ervin Stutzman is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA. [Printable PDF version] [Español] Oct. 26, 2015 1.    The first resolution on Israel-Palestine was tabled. Another resolution, “A statement of support for our Palestinian and Israeli partners in peacemaking,” received unanimous support on Saturday. What were some of the concerns raised by the delegates […]

CLC discerns delegate agenda and offers counsel to Executive Board

[Español] NORTH NEWTON, Kan.—“We are here and we’ve been gathered by God, and the truth is gathered, too,” said Chuck Neufeld, conference minister for Illinois Mennonite Conference, during a plenary session at the March 26–28 meeting of Mennonite Church USA’s Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) in North Newton, Kan. CLC members spent time in prayer and […]

Executive Board meets, lays groundwork for Delegate Assembly in Kansas City

[Español] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mennonite Church USA)—Seated in a circle around three continuously burning candles signaling their “longing for light,” Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) members met Jan. 29–31 in Kansas City, Mo., focusing on preparing the agenda for this summer’s Delegate Assembly, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City.   Delegate […]

Resolutions Committee at work in anticipation of Phoenix 2013

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—A Resolutions Committee has been discerning resolutions to be brought to delegates at the biennial delegate assembly to be held as part of Mennonite Church USA’s July 1–6 convention in Phoenix. Resolutions being considered include one on protecting and nurturing children and youth and one on creation […]

Resolutions are back, but with a difference

Executive Board issues guidelines for developing resolutions for Phoenix 2013 (Español) By Annette Brill Bergstresser (Mennonite Church USA)—After collecting input from across the church, Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) has adopted a revised process for developing resolutions and church statements for adoption at the denomination’s biennial delegate assemblies. This new process applies to resolutions […]