What Holy Week teaches us — again

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. As a pastor, the story of Holy Week always poses a variety of challenges, like a parent dressing up leftovers to feed the family dinner, again. Turkey meatballs! Turkey tetrazzini! Turkey tacos! As a church we hear this same drama played out […]

Prayer for the city of Aleppo

Carol Penner is a member of the faculty at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, teaching Practical Theology. This prayer originally appeared on her website: Leading Worship:Worship resources in a Mennonite voice for ears of all kinds. God of angel armies, hear our prayer for your beloved city of Aleppo. Cast out the demon […]

Syria: Being people of God’s peace

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach serves as Director of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office. She leads workshops, writes and speaks on U.S. policy toward the Middle East and meets regularly with congressional offices and Administration officials to convey MCC’s perspective on public policy. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and […]

How now do we speak?

Jason Boone is the coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint project of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network. A friend of mine asked me recently, “What are you Mennonites saying about school shootings?” I had a lengthy response. I named individuals and congregations who’ve done extensive work addressing gun […]

Mennonites part of faith leaders’ appeal regarding crisis in Syria

Originally published Aug. 26, 2013 ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite leaders recently joined their voices with those of other Christian leaders in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama about the crisis in Syria. Highlighting the tragic pain and human suffering caused by the war in Syria, they expressed gratitude for humanitarian assistance and urged […]