Syria: Being people of God’s peace

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach serves as Director of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office. She leads workshops, writes and speaks on U.S. policy toward the Middle East and meets regularly with congressional offices and Administration officials to convey MCC’s perspective on public policy. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and […]

Mennonites part of faith leaders’ appeal regarding crisis in Syria

Originally published Aug. 26, 2013 ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite leaders recently joined their voices with those of other Christian leaders in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama about the crisis in Syria. Highlighting the tragic pain and human suffering caused by the war in Syria, they expressed gratitude for humanitarian assistance and urged […]

Spread the Peace: Building Bridges

This is the final post in our series highlighting churches across Mennonite Church USA who were awarded the Peace and Justice Support Network’s Spread the Peace grant for 2015. The PJSN is a partnership of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. Each of these congregations is working in different ways to spread peace in […]

Christian Churches Together and Mennonite Church USA

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. In the middle of February, I attended the annual convocation of Christian Churches Together for the sixth time. I am drawn to this fellowship of churches because it is unique in this country. It brings together denominational leaders from the five families of Christian faith — […]

How now do we speak?

Jason Boone is the coordinating minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint project of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network. A friend of mine asked me recently, “What are you Mennonites saying about school shootings?” I had a lengthy response. I named individuals and congregations who’ve done extensive work addressing gun […]