Blog posts

Snapshot: Seferina de León and Gracie Torres

9.28. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15. During this month, we’ll be posting snapshots of Latino/a leaders from across the Mennonite church. Pictured here you can see Seferina de León (center left) and Gracie Torres (center right) leading a prayer and song of unity at the Cross Cultural Youth Convention in 1972. Seferina de […]

Read more

Snapshot: José Ortiz and John Ventura

9.27. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15. During this month, we’ll be posting snapshots of Latino/a leaders from across the Mennonite church. Pictured here: José Ortiz and Juan (John) Ventura. Ortiz, a Mennonite pastor in both Puerto Rico and the United States, served as the associate secretary of Latin Concerns and a leader of […]

Read more

To vote or not to vote: A snapshot from the Mennonite Archives

11.8. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Jason Kauffman is the Director of the Mennonite Church USA Archives in Goshen, Indiana.  In a 1966 survey entitled “Mennonite Attitudes Toward Voting in Political Elections,” Mennonite pastor John David Zehr posed this question to congregants from 25 Mennonite churches in northern Indiana. The survey included space for individuals to offer personal reflections and, predictably, […]

Read more

Four Streams of Anabaptism

11.11. 2007 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

What if rather than one unified view of Anabaptist we instead looked at our tradition as containing many different streams, in the same way that Richard Foster finds different streams of Christian spiritual practice in Streams of Living Water. Last week on Young Anabaptist Radicals I wrote about Gregory Boyd’s discovery of Mennonites as well […]

Read more