Race Church Change panelists

Mennonite Church USA hosts panel discussion on dismantling racism

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — The leadership team of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is hosting Race, Church and Change, an interactive panel discussion on the impact of racism in the church and meaningful approaches to dismantling it. Featuring a diverse panel of speakers, the online event will be held via Zoom (and simultaneously broadcast via Facebook Live) on Thursday, June 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. EDT /3:30-5 p.m. PDT. Participants may submit questions for […]

Bridgefolk conference explores racial justice

Bridgefolk is a movement of sacramentally-minded Mennonites and peace-minded Roman Catholics who come together to celebrate each other’s traditions, explore each other’s practices, and honor each other’s contribution to the mission of Christ’s Church. Marilyn Stahl of Mercer Island, Washington, is the Mennonite co-chair of Bridgefolk. She received her M.Div. in 2009 from the School […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The Reference Council

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog will be […]

#SomosMeno: menonitas latinos que transforman la iglesia

Reconocen a Hinojosa por su trabajo de erudición en Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [English] Por Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa es profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, con especialización en historia de latinas/os y chicanas/os. Es hijo de un pastor menonita que conoció a […]

“Equipping the Saints”: Hope for the Future V to address HR practices, procedures

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency)—The fifth annual Hope for the Future gathering for leaders of color from across Mennonite Church USA will focus on Ephesians 4:12-16 and on HR (Human Resources) issues in the workplace. The event, titled “Equipping the Saints,” will take place Jan. 21–24, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, […]

#WeAreMenno: Latino/a Mennonites transforming the church

Hinojosa recognized for scholarly work on Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [Español] By Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa is associate professor in the History Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, specializing in Latina/o-Chicana/o History. He is the son of a Mennonite pastor who first encountered Mennonites as a migrant farm […]

Youth leaders gather, explore issues of racism

(Mennonite Church USA)—The 2015 Youth Ministry Council (YMC) gathering drew 45 youth pastors, leaders and sponsors — representing 10 Mennonite Church USA area conferences — for a time of work and worship at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, April 19-22. The event’s theme was “Connecting our Stories: Imagining our Future.” “Youth Ministry Council […]

Mennonite youth workers to explore issues of racism at annual gathering

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Participants in the annual meeting of youth workers from across Mennonite Church USA—Youth Ministry Council (YMC) 2015—will wrestle with racism and how to approach the topic with youth today. “Connecting Our Stories: Imagining Our Future,” is the theme of the gathering, which will take place April 19–22, 2015, at Spruce Lake […]

Historical Committee names student essay contest winners

GOSHEN, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee)—A fresh look at Anabaptist ethics and a study of the Concern Movement’s critique of denominational institutionalism garnered the top prizes in the 2012 John Horsch Mennonite History Essay Contest, which is sponsored by Mennonite Church USA’s Historical Committee and is open to students in high school, college or […]