Creating a Church Peace Tax Fund: Enabling conscientious objection to war taxes

Harold A. Penner, member of the Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church, is a religious conscientious objector and a life-long war tax resister. He is the convener of $10.40 for Peace, an affiliate of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee and former board treasurer of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund. John Stoner lives […]

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An open Letter about Endless War and opposing its advance to North Korea

In 2015, Mennonite Church USA adopted the “Faithful Witness Amid Endless War” resolution. It described the United States’ engagement in “boundless and endless war.” Ever since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our nation has waged perpetual war in pursuit of security from perceived threats of terrorism. Over the past 16 years, the targets […]

Mennonites find agreement in peace church principles

By Caitlin Nearhood KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. (Mennonite Church USA) — Wednesday’s morning delegate session called for discerned decision-making in anticipation of considering two resolutions that day. Almost 900 people attended the session. Rick Stiffney, CEO of MHS, gave the opening testimony about how MHS strengthens Mennonite-affiliated health and human service ministries. He connected with the […]

Delegate Assembly discusses three resolutions

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) – More than 830 Mennonite Church USA delegates considered three resolutions during their July 1 meetings at the Kansas City (Missouri) Convention Center: a statement on the military occupation of Palestine; a resolution calling for “Faithful Witness Amid Endless War”; and a resolution offering acceptance and forgiveness in response […]

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 […]