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A love letter to the scattered pink siblings, from Orlando

Pink hymn sing on Wednesday night, July 5 before Youth Worship at the Mennonite convention in Orlando.

by Luke L Miller My beloved pink siblings everywhere, so many of you weren’t with us in Orlando at the 2017 Mennonite Church USA convention. Orlando was an experience of an aching, haunting absence, an absence experienced most acutely through

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Hymn Sing at Kansas City 2016

Dear Pink Menno supporter, It’s been 8 years since we first came together to wear pink as a sign of our commitment to welcome and inclusivity for the LGBTQ community in the summer of 2009 at the Mennonite convention in

Anabaptist-Mennonites Form a Chapter of SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests)

PRESS RELEASE  June 23, 2015 Statement by Barbra Graber of Harrisonburg, VA, SNAP-Menno Leader Press Contact: Stephanie Krehbiel, SNAP-Menno Chapter member, [email protected] Anabaptist-Mennonites form their own SNAP chapter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twelve Mennonite-related survivors of sexual abuse and their

All Are Welcome in This Place: Re-Theologizing Christianity’s Common Meal

by Ruth Krall, cross-posted from Enduring Space Let us build a house where all are named Their songs and visions heard And loved and treasured, Taught and claimed as words within the Word Built of tears and laughter Prayers of faith and

Communion in the Midst of Diversity—the Biblical case for LGBTQ inclusion

Written by Karl Shelly, pastor at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Karl has been “charged” with officiating at a same-sex wedding ceremony in May and, as a result, is having his ministerial credentials reviewed as called for in the

Being Forced Out of the Church

Contributed by Reuben Sancken I’ve been very busy since starting seminary. Not just with school work, but also with acclimating to a new place and making new relationships. While there have been struggles since coming to Indianapolis, overall it has

Naming Violation: Sexualized Violence and LGBTQ Justice

Contributed by Stephanie Krehbiel This is a strange time to be writing about Mennonites and sexuality. In less than a year, I’m scheduled to defend my dissertation on sexual diversity, LGBTQ Anabaptist activism, and the effects of heterosexism in Mennonite

Pink Reflections on a Town Hall Meeting

Contributed by Justin Yoder A few months ago I attended one of two “town hall” meetings with MCUSA Executive Director Ervin Stutzman which were hosted at churches in my home Franconia Conference. The meetings were billed as a chance for

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Carry Each Other’s Burdens

by Esther Baruja Tonight I would like to share a text with you from the book of Galatians , chapter 6, verse 2. And it says: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of

The Violence of Mennonite Process: Finding the Address of the Present (part 1 of 2)

Contributed by Stephanie Krehbiel In 2009, I started a doctoral program in American Studies at the University of Kansas, with a plan to study what, on a good day, I call “the conflicts around sexual diversity in the Mennonite church,”