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Executive Board members “of one mind” at recent meetings

By Mennonite Church USA staff KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) – The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) gathered March 30 – April 1 for the final meeting of the 2015-2017 biennium and the EB’s last gathering before the Delegate Assembly in Orlando. Mortgage Burning In his report to the board, executive director Ervin […]

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Joy Sutter nominado para moderadora electa de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.

Por Walt Wiltschek HESSTON, Kansas (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Joy Sutter, directora de un hospital y miembro actual de la junta ejecutiva de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., ha sido elegida como candidata para el rol de moderadora electa de la iglesia a partir del 2017. Su candidatura fue aprobada por la […]

Joy Sutter

Sutter nominated as Mennonite Church USA moderator-elect

By Walt Wiltschek HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — Joy Sutter, a hospital administrator and current member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board, has been called as the nominee for moderator-elect of the church beginning in 2017. Her nomination was approved by the Executive Board and affirmed at the Constituency Leaders Council meeting held […]

Moderadores de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. responden a la tragedia de Orlando

[English] 15 de junio del 2016 Como Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., nos apenamos profundamente ante el horroroso acto de violencia hacia personas LGBTQ cometido en Orlando en la madrugada del pasado domingo (12 de junio), el cual se llevó prematuramente la vida de 49 personas y provocó heridas a otras 53. El hecho de […]

Mennonite Church USA leaders respond to Orlando tragedy

[Español] As Mennonite Church USA, we grieve the horrific act of violence toward LGBTQ persons perpetrated in Orlando early last Sunday morning, cutting short the lives of 49 people and wounding 53 more. We are appalled that the shooter specifically targeted LGBTQ Latinos, acting out of hatred for people created in the image of God. […]

Reflections on Sexual Abuse Prevention and Mennonite Church USA

In light of the swirl of online communication regarding Luke Hartman, we think it is appropriate to speak on behalf of the board and staff of Mennonite Church USA. First of all, we want to reiterate our commitment to the prevention of sexual abuse, as outlined in the statement which was passed by our 2015 […]

Executive director reappointed for third three-year term

From the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA Feb. 2, 2016 The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has appointed Ervin R. Stutzman of Harrisonburg, Virginia, to a third three-year term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA. The new term began Jan. 1, 2016. The appointment was made at a Jan. 26 board conference […]

La junta ejecutiva tiene su primera reunión del bienio 2015–2017

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — La junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. se reunió por tercera vez en lo que va del año en Kansas City, Misuri. En la agenda de la reunión del 17 al 19 de septiembre estaban las discusiones sobre las implicancias de las decisiones tomadas […]

Executive Board holds first meeting of the 2015–17 biennium

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA)—For the third time this year, Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) gathered in Kansas City, Missouri. On the agenda for the Sept. 17–19 meeting were discussions of the implications of decisions made by the Delegate Assembly at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City this summer (June 30–July 5, 2015). […]

Delegates unanimously pass final two resolutions

By Meg Short KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates unanimously approved two new resolutions during the final delegate session on July 4. The resolutions were brought forward on site and scheduled to be heard the last day during the time allotted for unfinished business. A Statement of Support for Israeli and Palestinian Partners in Peacemaking, […]