Four years into their partnership, the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition and Indigenous partner organization Ka’ Kuxtal Much Meyaj sent a joint delegation to the United Nations in April.
Most of the Mennonite Voluntary Service unit houses were quiet March 3-6, with locked doors and darkened windows. The San Francisco unit apartment, however, was fuller, louder and livelier than the pandemic had enabled it to be in years.
In the 1950s and ’60s, a group of American Anabaptist graduate students got to talking about the place of Mennonites in the modern world. One product of this conversation was an influential series of pamphlets.
“Peace does not grow from violence.” A few days before Russia invaded Ukraine, we discovered a banner with this message in our new position as pastors in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mennonite Church USA has named Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz as denominational minister for peace and justice, starting May 23.
Germany is home to thousands of Russlanddeutsche (Germans from Russia), many of them of Mennonite background, who immigrated since the 1970s from the former Soviet Union.