A Filipino Mennonite pastor, concerned at how coffee processing corporations had long short-changed indigenous people in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, has launched a Fair Trade initiative.
The governing body of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has approved a statement that prepares for a significant action of reconciliation with churches of the Mennonite and Anabaptist families, apologising for past persecution.
For the Mennonite Church USA Assembly in Columbus Ohio (ending on 5 July 2009), Christians affirming of the place and ministry of lesbian, gay and transgendered people in the church have organised an imaginative witness
Public life demands ‘tough’ corporate attributes rather than what it labels ‘soft’ personal ones – like love and gratitude. Simon Barrow argues that the communal cultivation of loving relation is needed to help redirect the official anonymity of the social order.
In the wake of widespread violence against Christians in India's Orissa state, the North American relief, development and peace agency Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is helping to provide training to peacemakers in the region.