ELKHART, IND.—Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) has released a statement on the value and morality of the 2022 U.S. defense budget in response to the National Defense Authorization Act, approved by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 15, 2021 and signed into law by President Joe Biden on Dec. 27, 2021.
Mennonite Church U.S.A.’s smallest and first hybrid convention, “Bring the peace!” drew more than 1,000 people—608 at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at least 495 online —over five days in early July, with programming to strengthen the denomination’s peace witness.
Mennonite Church Canada has released a statement and prayer in response to Wednesday’s violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.:
The executive directors of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) have published a letter of encouragement to constituents this week during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter—which you can read below—acknowledges the unusual circumstances and challenges surrounding this year’s Holy Week, while offering a message of hope and unity.
Imagine Doug Klassen, executive minister of Mennonite Church Canada, singing a song by an acclaimed ‘90s grunge band at MC Canada’s next nationwide gathering.
It may sound far-fetched, but our counterparts in the United States have a sense of what that would be like.