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  • Iran Framework Agreement – Mennonite Church USA
    Home Iran Framework Agreement Tag Iran Framework Agreement Stutzman joins Christian leaders in support of Iran Framework Agreement Posted on April 28 2015 On April 13 a large and diverse group of Christian leaders called on lawmakers to support the recent Framework Agreement on Iran s nuclear program In a full page ad in Roll Call the leaders affirmed the biblical commandment to seek peace and urged political leaders to support diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear armed state The ad Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged Ervin Stutzman Iran Framework Agreement Jim Wallis peacemaking Sojourners Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can we do Subscribe to News via Email Archives

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  • Jim Wallis – Mennonite Church USA
    Archive Home Jim Wallis Tag Jim Wallis Stutzman joins Christian leaders in support of Iran Framework Agreement Posted on April 28 2015 On April 13 a large and diverse group of Christian leaders called on lawmakers to support the recent Framework Agreement on Iran s nuclear program In a full page ad in Roll Call the leaders affirmed the biblical commandment to seek peace and urged political leaders to support diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear armed state The ad Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged Ervin Stutzman Iran Framework Agreement Jim Wallis peacemaking Sojourners Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can we do Subscribe to News via Email Archives February

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  • peacemaking – Mennonite Church USA
    MENU Archive Home peacemaking Tag peacemaking Stutzman joins Christian leaders in support of Iran Framework Agreement Posted on April 28 2015 On April 13 a large and diverse group of Christian leaders called on lawmakers to support the recent Framework Agreement on Iran s nuclear program In a full page ad in Roll Call the leaders affirmed the biblical commandment to seek peace and urged political leaders to support diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear armed state The ad Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged Ervin Stutzman Iran Framework Agreement Jim Wallis peacemaking Sojourners Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can we do Subscribe to News via Email Archives February 2016

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  • ‘Seeking the gifts of others as if our lives depended on it’ – Mennonite Church USA
    very different It s also important to continually acknowledge that the treasured gifts of a particular tradition often conceal shadows and deficits he said Reflecting on the importance of blood flow and nerve signals in a healthy body Roth argued that being church together will require me to seek out the gifts you offer as if my life depends on it André Gingerich Stoner director of interchurch relations for Mennonite Church USA listens as Anton Flores Maisonet founding member of the Alterna Community in LaGrange Ga speaks at an event held April 11 at North Goshen Ind Mennonite Church and sponsored by Mennonite Church USA s Interchurch Relations Reference Group Photo by Jason Bryant Anton Flores Maisonet Flores Maisonet shared from his experiences of working with immigrant brothers and sisters Love crosses borders is the motto of the Alterna Community he founded a bilingual community of Christ followers devoted to faithful acts of hospitality mercy and justice This motto is true he suggested both in addressing societal issues such as immigration and in personal relationships and the challenges of being church together Flores Maisonet spoke of the work of Richard Foster an evangelical Quaker who has identified six streams of Christian spirituality evangelical holiness social justice contemplative incarnational and charismatic We need the gifts of each of these streams to live in faithfulness to Jesus said Flores Maisonet I have bet my life that Jesus is reconciling the world unto himself and that the cross is wide enough to reconcile us to one another Eleanor Kreider Kreider highlighted practices that are needed to be church together We need to fast from certain kinds of words that pigeonhole judge and demonize others she suggested When we speak poorly of others in our church family we should remember that the kids are listening Part of the Mennonite tradition she confessed is that we are so keen on being right l to r Anton Flores Maisonet Matthew Cordella Marian Hostetler and Nelson Kraybill converse in a breakout group during an event held April 11 at North Goshen Ind Mennonite Church and sponsored by Mennonite Church USA s Interchurch Relations Reference Group Photo by Jason Bryant We must practice repentance for ways we have dismissed and belittled others she said She encouraged those present to proceed by building friendships across differences making space to share testimonies with each other of how God has been teaching guiding and transforming them and adopting a posture of openness curiosity and careful listening She urged her audience to cultivate a longing to be part of a people who are loved who are forgiven who know grace and gratitude Interchurch relations Mennonite Church USA is one small but important part of the body of Christ said André Gingerich Stoner director of interchurch relations for Mennonite Church USA reflecting on the work of interchurch relations We have important gifts to share and to receive to help us all be more faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ Mennonite Church USA s

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  • Being the body together – Mennonite Church USA
    together Tag Being the body together Seeking the gifts of others as if our lives depended on it Posted on April 17 2015 Event looks to interchurch relations for models for intra church relations GOSHEN Ind Mennonite Church USA What are Mennonites learning from interchurch relations that might help us be church together within our own Mennonite community Nearly 40 participants engaged this question at a gathering held April 11 at North Goshen Ind Mennonite Church and sponsored by the Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Anton Flores Maisonet Being the body together Eleanor Kreider interchurch relations John D Roth Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can we do Subscribe to

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  • Eleanor Kreider – Mennonite Church USA
    on the experiences and perspectives of victims of sexual abuse This group grew out of a final project that Hilary Scarsella completed in 2012 Posted in WeAreMenno News Tagged alternative liturgy AMBS Carolyn Holderread Heggen David Miller Eleanor Kreider Hilary Scarsella John Rempel Lord s Supper Minister s Manual Rhoda Keener Sexual Abuse survivors 5 Comments Seeking the gifts of others as if our lives depended on it Posted on April 17 2015 Event looks to interchurch relations for models for intra church relations GOSHEN Ind Mennonite Church USA What are Mennonites learning from interchurch relations that might help us be church together within our own Mennonite community Nearly 40 participants engaged this question at a gathering held April 11 at North Goshen Ind Mennonite Church and sponsored by the Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Anton Flores Maisonet Being the body together Eleanor Kreider interchurch relations John D Roth Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to

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  • interchurch relations – Mennonite Church USA
    relations Tag interchurch relations Seeking the gifts of others as if our lives depended on it Posted on April 17 2015 Event looks to interchurch relations for models for intra church relations GOSHEN Ind Mennonite Church USA What are Mennonites learning from interchurch relations that might help us be church together within our own Mennonite community Nearly 40 participants engaged this question at a gathering held April 11 at North Goshen Ind Mennonite Church and sponsored by the Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Anton Flores Maisonet Being the body together Eleanor Kreider interchurch relations John D Roth Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can we do Subscribe to News via

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  • Christian Churches Together: Not a time to be silent – Mennonite Church USA
    for the 20th century and yet how tragic it is in 2014 that the statement remains true in this second decade of the 21st Century Racism is still very much alive very much entrenched and is indeed systemic in America s machinations As your Senior Bishop I publicly applaud the participation by many of our clergy and laity who have stood in solidarity with and ministered to the overwhelmed community of Ferguson Mo and who have joined the march to the State Capitol in Jefferson City Their actions in solidarity with Ferguson s community are in line with the salvation history that is liberation history evident in the instances of God s prophetic calls when God s people were in distress Moses heard God say I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters for I know their sorrows and I am come down to deliver them Exodus 3 7 8a KJV The prophet Isaiah heard a voice saying In the desert prepare the way for the Lord make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God Isaiah 40 3 NIV Even so in the wilderness of 21st Century America God still calls and uses prophets with credentials and without credentials to stand on the lines of injustice even in controversial times and place and to say amidst the injustices and oppressions of our desert places that God is not pleased and we as God s people will not be silent Join us please in this immediate step of symbolizing our solidarity by wearing black on Sunday Dec 14 2014 saying to this nation and the world Black Life Matters Symbols have power Sincerely Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick Other signatories Executive Director Scott D Anderson Wisconsin Council of Churches Senior Bishop George E Battle Jr African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Presiding Bishop Charles Blake Church of God In Christ Dr Byron T Brazier Apostolic Church of God Dr Teresa Fry Brown Historiographer and Homiletics Professor Senior Bishop John R Bryant African Methodist Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Charles H Ellis Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Archbishop J Delano Ellis Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops Bishop Neil Ellis Global United Fellowship Dr Cynthia Hale and Dr Otis Moss III United Church of Christ Bishop T D Jakes Potter s House Executive Director Carlos Malave Christian Churches Together Presiding Bishop Paul Morton and Presiding Bishop Elect Joseph Walker Full Gospel Baptist Church President James C Perkins Progressive National Baptist Convention Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Dr Barbara Williams Skinner Skinner Leadership Institute President Samuel E Tolbert Jr National Baptist Convention of America See the official letter on the Christian Methodist Episcopal website Note Christian Churches Together CCT includes evangelical Pentecostal historic Protestant Roman Catholic and Historic Black churches Mennonite Church USA delegates voted to become full participants in CCT in 2007 Share this Facebook Twitter Email Posted in Interchurch Relations News Tagged African

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