Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future gatherings bring together leaders of color from across the church, sometimes with white allies, to explore the ways that power, privilege and racism function in our denomination. These gatherings provide spaces of retreat, opportunities for networking and more for people of color across Mennonite Church USA. Participants work together to address racism to help the Mennonite Church embrace diversity, so that it can thrive amid the racial and ethnic demographic changes that are occurring churchwide.

Everence, the Goshen (Ind.) College Center for Intercultural and International Education, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Education Agency, and Mennonite Mission Network sponsor these events.


Hope for the Future VII: The people are marching. Where are the saints?

Register here.

Location: Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

Dates: Thursday, February 8 through Sunday February 11, 2018 (Because of the purpose and nature of this event, it is important that participants commit to attending this event in its entirety. This year’s event will be for People of Color only.

Fees: Early registration (until December 1, 2017): $99.00 per person.  This fee includes program costs, plus several breaks. Participants are responsible to cover their own lodging and transportation.

Lodging: When you click on the link to register, you will see a link to make hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk San Antonio. The hotel overlooks the historic Alamo mission and is only steps from the world-famous San Antonio Riverwalk.

Speakers: Glen Guyton, Juan F. Martínez, Chantelle Todman Moore, and Nohemy García (Click on a name for more information, and read more about the program below!) Please register as soon as possible to help us with planning the event.

We look forward to your participation in conversation and being a part of our worship community. If you have any questions, please contact Twila Albrecht at TwilaA@MennoniteEducation.org.

Read articles and blogs from past events.