Articles Taged: Mennonite Church USA

Women in Leadership Project announces theological conference for February 2014

Published: September 18th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

[updated Nov. 14, 2013] By Joanna Shenk ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—“All you need is love: Honoring diversity in women’s voices in theology” is the theme of a conference to be sponsored Feb. 20–22, 2014, by the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) of Mennonite Church USA, along with Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., […]

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Plans underway for KC2015 convention

Published: September 18th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

Theme text to be Luke 24 ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Buoyed by the spirit of prayer that marked the end of the Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in July—when thousands of Mennonites participated in a prayer walk around the convention center—convention planners are setting their sights on Kansas City (KC), Mo., the location […]

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Mennonites part of faith leaders’ appeal regarding crisis in Syria

Published: August 29th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

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 […]

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Mennonite youth workers invited to meet in Kansas City

Published: August 27th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

Mennonite Church USA youth ministry leaders are planning a gathering for youth ministry workers across the church. Youth pastors, youth sponsors and other Mennonites connected to youth ministry are invited to the gathering in Kansas City, Mo., May 12–15, 2014. Meeting at the site of the 2015 convention of Mennonite Church USA will give participants […]

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Grant allows Mennonite Historical Library to digitize and publish online the works of theologian John Howard Yoder

Published: August 27th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

Editor’s note: The joint publication of Ervin Stutzman’s blog on the denominational response to John Howard Yoder’s legacy of harmful behavior and the following piece may feel awkward, but the fact that these releases are coinciding serves to illustrate the need for fuller healing. GOSHEN, Ind. (Goshen College/Mennonite Church USA)—The Mennonite Historical Library has received […]

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Congregations invited to celebrate Peace Sunday on Sept. 22

Published: August 26th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA)—Sept. 22 has been designated as Peace Sunday by Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite World Conference. It is the Sunday closest to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Together with Mennonite Central Committee U.S., the Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA […]

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Inventory shows 85 new congregations in the last five years

Published: June 13th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

Area conferences support birth of new faith communities across Mennonite Church USA By Ryan Miller ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—In recent years, examinations of Mennonite Church USA demographics have focused on declining membership. But a recent list offers a new perspective. A “snapshot” inventory compiled in March 2013 by Mennonite Church USA shows […]

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Immigrant delegation visits Washington, D.C., to call for immigration reform

Published: June 5th, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

Effort co-sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee [Spanish] By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—On May 14–15, a delegation of Mennonite leaders with first-hand experience with the U.S. immigration system gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional representatives to advocate for just and humane immigration reform. The delegation was […]

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Resolutions Committee at work in anticipation of Phoenix 2013

Published: May 1st, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—A Resolutions Committee has been discerning resolutions to be brought to delegates at the biennial delegate assembly to be held as part of Mennonite Church USA’s July 1–6 convention in Phoenix. Resolutions being considered include one on protecting and nurturing children and youth and one on creation […]

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Mennonite Church USA leaders call for Pentecost Sunday to be a day of “prayer and faxing” for immigration reform

Published: May 1st, 2013, Posted by: Annette Brill Bergstresser

Immigrant delegation to Washington, D.C., and 40 Days of Scripture and Prayer are other initiatives [Español] By Joanna Shenk ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—As members of Mennonite Church USA prepare for this summer’s biennial denominational convention, to be held July 1–6 in Phoenix, national staff members are leading several initiatives to encourage congregations to advocate […]

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