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MCC boards approve five-year strategic plan, adds creation care priority

7.15.2019
Written By: Paul Schrag for Mennonite World Review  
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Photo: Katie Geddert, right, MCC country co-representative in Ukraine, speaks June 19 at the joint meeting of the U.S. and Canadian MCC boards. At left are MCC Canada board chair Paul Gilbert and MCC U.S. board chair Gwen White. Photo by Paul Schrag/MWR. Mennonite Central Committee has a loyal constituency, but its leaders don’t take […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

7.19.2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 110 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives.  1. Disability and the Way of Jesus, by Bethany McKinney Fox (IVP, 2019) is often quoted in our house. She is the founding pastor of Beloved […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: What do we really believe in?

7.19.2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg 142 Times read

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Today my almost 5-year-old came into the house, smiling proudly while brandishing my old but still functioning smartphone. He had just finished smashing it until the screen shattered. I was livid. My first question was, “Why?” “Why would it even cross your mind […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: Why I go to convention

7.17.2019 Posted By: Tim Nafziger 119 Times read

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Conventions are where we in Mennonite Church USA go to wrestle with who we are. Traditionally that happens in the delegate assembly, where resolutions are passed and changes are made to church documents. However, over the last 12 years I’ve seen how it […]

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Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. The church is a mess, thanks be to God. This was a refrain that was repeated time and again in the delegate session by Bible study leader Tom Yoder Neufeld. It was a call and response reminder of the tension and hope that […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: This is my family

7.12.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 703 Times read

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. I’ve been part of the Mennonite church for 19 years. During that time, I’ve been trying to find places where I “fit” or, at the very least, feel comfortable. While the church has welcomed me with open arms, there are times where my […]

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July recipe: Watermelon limeade

7.11.2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 128 Times read

The summer months in Haiti are hot. July is a great time to get out of the hustle of Port-au-Prince, to leave the city through congested streets and drive up Route National 1, up the Cote des Arcadins in search of two things: salty ocean breezes and beautiful watermelons. Watermelons, by virtue of their size […]

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Snapshots from Day 4 of MennoCon19

7.5.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 1,155 read

All photos by Vada Snider                      

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Snapshots from Day 3 of MennoCon19

7.4.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 1,376 read

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Snapshots from Day 2 of MennoCon19

7.3.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 867 Times read

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Snapshots from Day 1 of MennoCon19

7.2.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 1,639 read

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7.1.2019 Written By: Elizabeth Schrag 295 Times read

God in the mirror: Because the Holy Spirit is too good

Photo: A scene from a hiking trip in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Photo provided by author. This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Breath of God restores us.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I’ve shaken my fist at God […]

5.31.2019 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 782 Times read

Churches raise money for a bond for a woman held in detention

Photo: Imelda. Photo by Erik Rosales. This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Congregations share peace.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When authorities at a for-profit immigration detention center near Tucson, Ariz., permitted detainees to go outside once each day, Imelda and […]

5.28.2019 Written By: Eric Kurtz 1,177 read

Listening to the empty chairs

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “God so loved the whole world.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Job seemingly isn’t a book of the Bible people would turn to when they are looking for spiritual guidance on creation care. Job was a man contending with the […]

5.3.2019 Written By: Luke Gascho 1,296 read

Tilling soil on stolen land

Photo: Luke Gascho in his garden. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “God so loved the world.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I love getting my hands in the soil. To me this is part of what it […]

4.1.2019 Written By: Sarah Augustine 2,075 Times read

Right relationship means giving up power

Photo: Sarah Augustine and her son Micah feed a calf. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Just Relationships.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Dan, my husband, and I moved to the Yakama reservation in 2006, where we continue to […]

3.25.2019 Written By: Christine Aroney-Sine 37 Times read

Let’s play games during Lent

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. A few years ago, I hosted a series on my blog Godspace entitled “Stop Playing Games During Lent.” Lent is a serious season of reflection, repentance and liberation from habits that […]

Opinions

6.10.2019 Written By: Sarah Nahar and Jonathan Nahar 1,170 read

From table to termites: A conversation with Mennonite peacebuilder John Paul Lederach

Photo: John Paul Lederach receives the Niwano Peace Prize. Photo (c) Niwano Peace Foundation. Mennonite peacebuilder John Paul Lederach received the Niwano Peace Prize on May 8 in Tokyo, Japan. The Niwano Peace Foundation gives out the award annually to those who devote themselves to interreligious cooperation in the cause of peace. Niwano’s selection committee […]

6.3.2019 Written By: Rebeca González Torres 336 Times read

Human mobility: Everywhere and in all directions

The four Mennonite World Conference commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the MWC General Council, give guidance and propose resources to member churches, and facilitate MWC-related networks or fellowships working together on matters of common interest and […]

5.20.2019 Written By: David C. Garen 1,064 read

Mennonite values in a warming world

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “God so loved the whole world.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Climate warming is the biggest, most fundamentally threatening environmental issue to come along in the history of humanity. As a scientist, I am naturally very interested in climate warming’s […]

5.20.2019 Written By: Susan Schultz Huxman 610 Times read

Essay #7, Susan Schultz Huxman: We’re better together

Photo: Susan Schultz Huxman. Photo provided by Eastern Mennonite University. Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for […]

5.13.2019 Written By: Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions 648 Times read

Mennonite voices respond to climate reports

For more stories on the theme “God so loved the whole world,” see the May issue of The Mennonite. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Much of the climate discussion in recent months has been stimulated by the release of several key reports on the state of climate change: […]

5.6.2019 Written By: Duane Stoltzfus 5,818 Times read

An apology for Alcatraz

Photo: Stairs leading down to the basement known as “the hole” in the cell house at Alcatraz. Photo by Duane Stoltzfus. The most powerful nation in the world rarely summons the will to say sorry. An apology from the United States, if it happens at all, can be decades, even centuries, in the making. In […]