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‘Learn, Pray, Join’ for immigration justice

8.20. 2018 Written By: Mennonite Church USA 111 Times read

Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) encourages people and congregations to “Learn, Pray, Join” together for immigration justice in August and September. MC USA’s Learn, Pray, Join initiatives seek to create opportunities across the church for deepening understanding around a common topic and joining together in prayer and support. “The Bible is a story of God […]

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Mennonite-Catholic conference focuses on just peace, racism

8.20. 2018 Written By: William Skudlarek, Bridgefolk 271 Times read

Each year, sacramentally-minded Mennonites and peace-minded Roman Catholics gather to celebrate each other’s traditions, explore each other’s practices and honor each other’s contribution to the mission of Christ’s church. The 17th annual Bridgefolk conference, “Toward a Just Peace: Eradicating the Evil of Racism,” was the first in a series of conferences that will focus on […]

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Everence creates Safe Church Grant

8.20. 2018 Written By: Everence staff 295 Times read

Everence® supports churches in protecting children, teens and vulnerable individuals from harm with the Safe Church Grant. This grant became available to churches on July 1. This grant helps reimburse churches for costs they incur to keep people in their care safe from sexual or other forms of abuse. Churches can receive assistance from organizations such […]

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Federal agency reviews the draft, invites comment on military, national and public service

8.13. 2018 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 1,236 read

An independent federal agency in the United States has invited public comment as it reviews the military selective service process and considers methods to increase participation in military, national and public service. The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service has invited public comment online and at public meetings through Sept. 30. Remaining public […]

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MCC U.S. Washington Office reflects on 50 years of advocacy

8.6. 2018 Written By: Cherelle M. Dessus 414 Times read

The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house and reception at The Hill Center in Washington, D.C., on July 17.  MCC’s Peace Section opened the Washington Office on July 1, 1968, as a Mennonite, Mennonite Brethren and Brethren in Christ presence on Capitol Hill. Originally formed as […]

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Conference empowers women and girls to claim boundaries

8.3. 2018 Written By: Dove's Nest 485 Times read

In recent years, Anna Groff, executive director of Dove’s Nest, and Marlene Bogard, outgoing executive director of Mennonite Women USA, repeatedly heard this request: “We need a Circle of Grace training for adults.” Circle of Grace is a Christian safe environment curriculum that teaches children and youth how to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual boundaries and demonstrates […]

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WDC explores Jesus and Scripture

7.30. 2018 Written By: Gordon Houser 456 Times read

Photo: Girls from Iglesia Menonita Casa Betaina in Newton, Kansas, perform a dance during the opening worship at Western District Conference’s annual assembly July 27. Photo by Gordon Houser How does Jesus interpret Scripture? asked Bryan Moyer Suderman, the plenary speaker at this year’s Western District Conference assembly, held July 27-28 at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural […]

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