Blog posts

I love myself — a story of revolution

1.6. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This article originally appeared in the fall issue of Mennonite Women USA’s Timbrel magazine and on Mennonite Church USA’s Menno Snapshots blog. When my spouse Jake and I decided to marry back in 2001, we knew we weren’t […]

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My spiritual journey: A testimony from the first woman to be ordained in Brethren in Christ churches in Southern Africa

10.21. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Jessie F. Kamoto is ordained to serve the Brethren in Christ Churches in Malawi. She serves alongside her husband who is a bishop. This piece was produced by Mennonite World Conference.  My name is Jessie Francis Kamoto. I was born on November 20, 1975 in a Christian family, members of Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP). […]

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Hair that wasn’t there before; a celebration of the body

10.30. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Jenny Castro is a communications associate and the coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This article first appeared in Timbrel magazine, a publication of Mennonite Women USA and online at the Mennonite Church USA Menno Snapshots blog. A few weeks ago my son came up to me while I was cooking, raised […]

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“Hey, denomination, can I bend your ear for a tick?” Part 1

7.6. 2015 Posted By: Malinda Elizabeth Berry Berry

Last year, Anna Groff asked me to join the team of bloggers for The Mennonite, and I said yes. I even had a plan for what I was going to write about: reflections on a series of Christian practices that the 21st-century Church can do to be relevant to the world and deepen the spirituality […]

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The movement of God through simultaneous interpretation

6.23. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Alma Ovalle Perez is a wife, and a mother of three wonderful teenagers. She is the daughter of Gilberto and Elizabeth Perez. Alma is a high school Spanish teacher, simultaneous interpreter and writer. She sits on the board of Mennonite Women USA representing Iglesia Menonita Hispana and is on the executive committee for Southeast Mennonite […]

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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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Mothering and moving on

5.9. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Alyssa Rodriguez attends First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa and works as a Family Support Worker for marginalized populations while also learning the ins-and-outs of motherhood with her beloved daughter, Zulema. This first appeared as a #wearemenno blog on the Mennonite Church USA website.  As I reflect on celebrating my first Mother’s Day as […]

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