This “Opinions” section of our website provides a forum for the voices within Mennonite Church USA and related Anabaptist-Mennonite voices. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the official positions of The Mennonite, the board for The Mennonite, Inc., or Mennonite Church USA.

Opinions posts

Human mobility: Everywhere and in all directions

6.3. 2019 Written By: Rebeca González Torres 369 Times read

The four Mennonite World Conference commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the MWC General Council, give guidance and propose resources to member churches, and facilitate MWC-related networks or fellowships working together on matters of common interest and […]

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Mennonite values in a warming world

5.20. 2019 Written By: David C. Garen 1,208 read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “God so loved the whole world.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Climate warming is the biggest, most fundamentally threatening environmental issue to come along in the history of humanity. As a scientist, I am naturally very interested in climate warming’s […]

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Essay #7, Susan Schultz Huxman: We’re better together

5.20. 2019 Written By: Susan Schultz Huxman 616 Times read

Photo: Susan Schultz Huxman. Photo provided by Eastern Mennonite University. Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for […]

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Mennonite voices respond to climate reports

5.13. 2019 Written By: Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions 654 Times read

For more stories on the theme “God so loved the whole world,” see the May issue of The Mennonite. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Much of the climate discussion in recent months has been stimulated by the release of several key reports on the state of climate change: […]

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An apology for Alcatraz

5.6. 2019 Written By: Duane Stoltzfus 5,847 Times read

Photo: Stairs leading down to the basement known as “the hole” in the cell house at Alcatraz. Photo by Duane Stoltzfus. The most powerful nation in the world rarely summons the will to say sorry. An apology from the United States, if it happens at all, can be decades, even centuries, in the making. In […]

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Essay #6, Jon C. Gering: A slogan for the rebirth of Mennonite higher education

5.6. 2019 Written By: Jon C. Gering 697 Times read

Photo: Jon C. Gering. Photo provided by Bethel College. Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our […]

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Essay #5, Jane M. Wood: Our shared mission matters

4.22. 2019 Written By: Jane M. Wood 339 Times read

Photo: Jane M. Wood. Photo provided by Bluffton University. Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our […]

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