Blog posts

Hope for the Future: Top 10

2.21. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Eloy Rodriguez is the principal at the New Danville Campus of Lancaster Mennonite School. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky and three kids, Addie (9), Joel (6) and Sarah (1). This blog reflects on the recent Hope for the Future (HFF) event, an annual gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across […]

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Dallas makes nonviolent direct action all the more important

7.10. 2016 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

In the wake of the shootings of police and civilians in Dallas, many voices are blaming the Black Lives Matter movement and the growing opposition to police violence and white supremacy. But now more than ever we need movements of committed, militant nonviolence. Shootings like the one in Dallas grow out of what scholar Ron […]

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Boarding schools and the Indian Child Welfare Act

5.24. 2016 Posted By: Erica Littlewolf

Erica Littlewolf works with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States with the Indigenous Vision Center (IVC).  Photo: A group of graduates from a boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Boarding schools removed Native American children from their homes and families.  In my work, I spend a lot of time thinking about things in popular media that the […]

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The Colorful Mind, Walking in Freedom

5.17. 2016 Posted By: Lauren Francisco

April 27, 2016, a public holiday that holds incredible significance for South Africa. It’s Freedom Day. On my day off, I usually walk up the large hill I live on, carefully taking long strides,while remaining cautious of monkeys crossing the street. Reflective and thankful, I hear a group of women asking one another, “Where were […]

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Hope for the Future: This is our church, too

3.30. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Stanley W. Green is executive director of Mennonite Mission Network, the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA. Born in South Africa, Green lived under the apartheid system and has served as pastor, conference minister and mission executive in South Africa, Jamaica and the U.S. He and his wife Ursula, have two children and are members of […]

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Questions and concerns, determination and confidence

2.22. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Colleen Brockington is in her 14th year serving as the Administrator of Precious Life Ministries and is an advocate for children with special needs. She has over 25 years of experience working in children’s ministry and is a member of Norristown New Life Nueva Vida Mennonite Church. Colleen lives in Norristown, Pennsylvania and is the […]

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Hope for the Future: Angst and expectation, together

2.17. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Madalyn Metzger is the Marketing Director for Everence. She is the former Board Chair of On Earth Peace (an agency of the Church of the Brethren), during which she led the organization’s elimination of racism work–work that is still ongoing today. Currently, she is a member of the Manchester University Board of Trustees, the American Marketing […]

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