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 […]

#WeAreMenno: Mothering and moving on

Alyssa Rodriguez attends First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa and works as a Family Support Worker for marginalized populations while also learning the ins-and-outs of motherhood with her beloved daughter, Zulema. As I reflect on celebrating my first Mother’s Day as a mom soon, I must make one hard admission. I did not always […]

Protecting children is critical

MennoMedia Protecting children is critical Resources available on sexual violence By Melodie Davis HARRISONBURG, Va.—As disturbing as sexual misconduct headlines are in newspapers, on radio and television, and online, the tragic scandals provide a good opportunity to address this critical issue in Christian homes and churches. Mennonite churches have several resources to help in that […]