We need to engage in more costly peacemaking

Glen Guyton is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   It does not happen often, but I am at a loss for words as cities across the United States burn, and as I have endured several weeks of seeing black bodies sacrificed in the name of order and discipline. I am torn between being […]

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Mennonite Church USA statement on anti-Asian racism and COVID-19

By MC USA staff In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) denounces the anti-Asian discrimination taking place across our country. We believe that this and any form of racism stand in the way of Christ’s kingdom of love, justice and peace. At a time when we need to come together […]

Lament for the new year

By Mennonite Church USA staff   Creator God, in your mercy, you have made all things new and given us the power to live into the new creation that is in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). Yet, instead of trusting and seeking the renewal of our minds in Jesus who is our peace, we have […]

When something goes right

Christine Guth worked as assistant program director for Anabaptist Disabilities Network for 10 years before retiring. This article first appeared in PeaceSigns, the newsletter of the Peace and Justice Support Network, and Opening Doors, the blog of Anabaptist Disabilities Network in response to the 2012 Newtown shooting. In the wake of each shooting rampage, people argue over […]

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Statement in response to Florida school shooting

“As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.” Proverbs 26:11 We find ourselves, again, in a place of sadness, anger and pain in the aftermath of a mass shooting. A teacher and 17 students were killed and more injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Schools exist […]

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 […]