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Convention 2017 special offerings will benefit women’s ministries in the church

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Women’s ministry programs will be the beneficiaries of the special offerings at this summer’s Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando. Youth and adult offerings during the July 4-8 event will be shared between Mennonite Women USA, the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) and Sexual Abuse Prevention initiatives.   With Mennonite […]

What I learned … from ministry to social work

For 13 years Ross Erb served as associate pastor for Children, Youth and Families at Park View Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He now works as a child advocate at Collins Center, a local non-profit that seeks to eliminate sexual violence and it’s impact in the community. When not working, Ross loves to read, garden, […]

Reflections on Empowering Parenting

Jenny Castro is a mother of three children, ages 12, 10 and seven. She is coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project and communications associate for Mennonite Church USA. She also serves on the Panel for Sexual Abuse Prevention for the denomination. Jenny is a member of San Antonio Mennonite Church. This post originally appeared […]

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Panel recommends investigation

From the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention In the interest of being transparent and diligent in our work as the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, we share the following update: Our panel formed in January 2016. We plan to meet May 14–15 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for our first in-person meeting. We chose this location due […]

An invitation from the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention

With increasing awareness of sexual abuse within Mennonite Church USA, the delegate body passed the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse in July of 2015. Behind this statement are too many situations that serve as stark reminders that leaders within our congregations and church institutions are humans who are capable of abusing their power and committing […]

Grupo de discernimiento sobre abuso sexual y la iglesia finaliza su trabajo

Un nuevo grupo se está formando para abordar el abuso sexual dentro de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [English] Por Jenny Castro (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — El Grupo de discernimiento sobre abuso sexual y la iglesia, un comité formado en el 2013 para abordar el doloroso y complejo legado de abuso sexual […]

Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church ends its work

New group is forming to address sexual abuse within Mennonite Church USA [Español] By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — The Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church, a committee formed in 2013 to address the painful and complex legacy of sexual abuse by renowned theologian and professor John Howard Yoder and the church’s […]