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A call to stand with Dreamers

5.24.2018
Written By: Illinois Mennonite Conference  
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Editor’s note: Illinois Mennonite Conference sent this letter to all of their conference’s congregations. A Call to Stand with Dreamers…and our congregations who minister with them On September 5, 2017, President Trump rescinded the immigration policy entitled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The primary aim of the program was to bring relief to several […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.25.2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 64 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. The arts are a good reflection of our societal dialogue, and movies can bring this dialogue to life in unique ways. A new film directed […]

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Renewing our commitment to peace

5.21.2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 196 Times read

It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against anyone is a terrible thing, but especially troubling when our children […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.18.2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 134 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. Anglophilia and the royal wedding. “Who will be up at 4 a.m. to attend the wedding on TV?” someone asked at our home base fellowship. […]

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Learn, Pray, Join: At the table with enemies

5.18.2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 51 Times read

This blog post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Korean peninsula: Learn, Pray, Join initiative. I am a child of war refugees, the grandson of internally displaced people. My parents were born near the Korea-China border, at the corner of the northwest Korean peninsula. After more than 35 years of colonization under imperial Japan and […]

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May recipe: Portobello burgers with green olive tapenade

5.9.2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 65 Times read

The Hungry Hounds is the food blog of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, country representatives for Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti. Learn more about MCC Haiti at their blog, www.haitimcc.org. Portobello burgers with green olive tapenade are funky and slightly off the beaten veggie burger path with a briny sauce that will send your taste buds into […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.4.2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 168 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. This week I’m thinking about Mother’s Day, which is coming soon, May 13. I know the day holds very different meanings for those with positive and […]

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The importance of role models

5.4.2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 205 Times read

Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa is a clinical psychologist in College Station, Texas. She was born in Nuevo León, México, and in the 1980s immigrated to central California, where she and her family joined a Mennonite church. Her Anabaptist upbringing and her training as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist were instrumental in developing her passion […]

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7 tips for safe relationships at camp

5.3.2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 329 Times read

Marlene Bogard and Jeanette Harder developed this material, and Anna Groff updated it in April 2018. For more camp materials, visit https://dovesnest.net/camps. 1.  Model healthy boundaries. Do not engage in intimate or flirtatious interactions with campers or other staff. Consider how your behaviors may be perceived or misconstrued by others. Be modest when changing clothes, in […]

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Features

5.22.2018 Written By: Anna Vogt 106 Times read

In search of mercy

Photo: Members of Pueblos Creyentes – grassroots faith communities from Salto de Agua, Mexico – leave on a 25-day pilgrimage to San Cristobal de las Casa, Mexico, to demonstrate their opposition to a planned mega dam project. –MCC photo/Anna Vogt For more stories on the theme “Love Across Borders,” see the May issue of The Mennonite, available […]

5.9.2018 Written By: Jennifer Hernandez 504 Times read

Undocumented and unafraid: My journey as a DACAmented immigrant

This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on love across borders. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.  This is my story of what happens when Christians dare to love across borders. Once upon a time, an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old, unaccompanied minors, were crossing the Mexico-Arizona […]

4.23.2018 Written By: Anna Groff 268 Times read

When we blame a child

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, and we will be featuring content from Dove’s Nest. For more resources – including a bulletin insert, PowerPoint slides and other educational tools – visit this page on their website. Victim blaming is so ingrained in our culture that we do it without realizing it. At least […]

4.20.2018 Written By: Ron Tinsley 235 Times read

The digital desert: Is technology starving our spiritual discernment?

This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on technology & faith. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. First came the pagers in the 1990s. I heard them occasionally beep during the Sunday service. Although they were annoying, I still wished I had one. To a young […]

4.16.2018 Written By: Connie Zehr 420 Times read

Sexual abuse: We need to talk and listen

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, and we will be featuring content from Dove’s Nest. For more resources – including a bulletin insert, PowerPoint slides and other educational tools – visit this page on their website. After I graduated high school, I worked in an in-store bakery and would go to work a […]

4.9.2018 Written By: Linda Gehman Peachey 277 Times read

Child-on-child abuse: How to recognize it and respond

In April, Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, we will be featuring content from Dove’s Nest. For more resources – including a bulletin insert, PowerPoint slides and other educational tools – click here. Two members of the Dove’s Nest Speaker’s Bureau attended the “Child-on-Child Abuse: Recognizing, Reporting, Preventing” conference, sponsored by the law office Gibbel Kraybill & […]

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5.21.2018 Written By: Jonathan Kuttab 931 Times read

The Gaza scandal: Are Mennonites listening?

On May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem and congratulated itself for advancing the peace process, the U.S.-supported Israeli military massacred more than 60 Palestinians participating in the nonviolent “Great March of Return” campaign. These events in Gaza reveal the scandal of how churches and civil society have been so […]

5.16.2018 Written By: Christopher Barghout 1,883 read

Responding to ‘Rethinking Mennonites’ approach to Israel and Palestine’

“Respectful criticism is welcomed; comments should focus on others’ ideas, not motives, character or faith.” This is in part what The Mennonite, Inc.’s comments policy says. What if this comments policy were applied to articles like Lisa Schirch’s recent piece “Rethinking Mennonites’ approach to Israel and Palestine”? Let’s look at her article and see how […]

5.14.2018 Written By: Lisa Schirch 3,422 Times read

Rethinking Mennonites’ approach to Israel and Palestine

This month, Israel is celebrating the 70th year since its creation, and Palestinians are marking 70 years of the Nakba, the catastrophe of losing their homes and villages. Today, while the United States opened its controversial new embassy in Jerusalem, tens of thousands of Palestinians protested the Nakba along the border fence separating Gaza and Israel. […]

4.30.2018 Written By: Indigo Rey Miller 2,229 Times read

‘Let’s talk about sex’ has taken on new meaning

“Let’s talk about sex,” doesn’t mean what it used to. At one time these provocative song lyrics spoke specifically to the act of sex and would never have been spoken openly in many of our church communities. Mennonites, and the majority of Christians, have a long history of shutting down conversations about the body, but […]

4.6.2018 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 264 Times read

Connection through storytelling

This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on spiritual resilience. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. As I discerned the call to become executive director of The Mennonite, Inc., I came across a paper I wrote for my senior seminar course at Goshen (Ind.) College. In […]

3.28.2018 Written By: Ben Goossen 2,493 Times read

Sermons I never heard

Mennonite theology has not prepared us to deal with mass shootings. The faith I grew up with is a religion of victimhood, in which evil resides outside of us—in “the world.” There is no space for thinking about ourselves as part of the problem. I now know I am part of systems that undergird capitalist […]