Blog posts

Editorial: Our (Im)Migration stories

1.30. 2017 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr

Hannah Heinzekehr is Executive Director of The Mennonite, Inc.  Men, women and children flee famine and starvation in the Ukraine and resettle in parts of Canada and the United States. Local people and organizations help the families find food, churches and land to farm. Five siblings, all under the age of 18, flee El Salvador […]

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Seven questions with…Saulo Padilla

3.24. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

In an effort to highlight the many Anabaptists engaged in important work and ministry across the country and around the world, we’re starting a new series. Most Thursdays, we’ll publish a seven question interview with a different Anabaptist talking about their life, work, spiritual journey, etc. You can view past interviews here. Name: Saulo Padilla […]

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A paper airplane

8.4. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Jonathan Beachy of San Antonio, Texas, has spent a lifetime caring for and being enriched by persons society often rejects. Those persons have included special needs students in Texas, and prison inmates and indigenous persons in South America. As a volunteer with Interfaith Welcome Coalition he has seen the face of Jesus over and over […]

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I was in prison and you came to visit me

6.5. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Photo: Tina says, “I was able to pay Yojana’s bond last fall in September 2014 (her family and I did fundraising together), and I was able to pick up Yojana the day of her release so she could spend a couple of nights at our house before she traveled to her family in Houston. I […]

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Rey de Gloria congregation tends needs of neighbors without documents

6.3. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

This is written by Janie Beck Kreider and is part of the #wearemenno blog. This is part of a series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. Projects featured in this series received grants from a special offering received at Mennonite Church USA’s 2013 convention in Phoenix toward the DREAMer Fund. These projects were chosen as grant recipients because […]

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A dream becoming reality

5.22. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Sarah Jackson is the founder and director of Casa de Paz (House of Peace), a house for undocumented immigrants and their families in Aurora, Colorado. Jackson also founded Volleyball Latino, a bilingual league whose proceeds fund her hospitality work. This is part two of four in a Mennonite Church USA series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. […]

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