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African American Mennonite Association urges MC USA to address racial injustice

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — African American Mennonite Association (AAMA) called upon fellow Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) congregations, which are predominately white, to be actively involved in promoting healing and reconciliation amid the protests that have erupted since the violent racial killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. […]

“‘Twas in the moon of wintertime” not included in new Mennonite hymnal

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. By Katie Graber and Geraldine Balzar   Choosing whether or not to include a song in Voices Together is more complicated than whether or not […]

Migrant learning tour shows America, church still grappling with original sins

  Wil LaVeist is the chief communication officer for Mennonite Church USA and the senior executive for advancement at Mennonite Mission Network.    A person’s name matters. A name can indicate whether you are family. For an immigrant, a name can determine acceptance. From where our migrant learning tour group had gathered at the shelter […]

Mennonite Heritage Sunday will offer lament for the Doctrine of Discovery

(Mennonite Church USA) — Worship materials created for Mennonite Heritage Sunday with the theme “Lament in response to the Doctrine of Discovery” are now available at Heritage Sunday takes place on October 28, 2018, the last Sunday of October, to mark events and people with historical importance in the church, and has focused on […]

Communities of Hope: A Sermon On Trayvon Martin, Race and Privilege

[This sermon was orginally shared at The Femonite on August 1, 2013, a blog facilitated by Hannah Heinzekehr.] Today we have a guest post from one of my co-workers, Iris de Leon-Hartshorn. Iris was born in Laredo, Texas and raised in Port Hueneme, California in a very diverse environment.  She is Mestizo. Iris is the eldest […]