After delegates at the 2015 Kansas City MC USA convention asked to consider a revised resolution, the Executive Board approved a revision process and a team of writers was brought together (learn more about this process here).
The writing team has posted a revised resolution for review. This resolution “seeks to speak in a distinctively Mennonite voice, embracing a restorative justice framework by naming ways Mennonites have participated in harms, committing to concrete steps to address these wrongs and outlining ways to implement and support these initiatives” (MC USA).
The Resolution on Israel-Palestine was considered by the MC USA delegate body gathered in Kansas City on July 1, 2015. After a significant number of concerns over the resolution’s language were raised, a motion was made to table the resolution for two years, and the motion passed. A follow-up resolution was brought on July 4, 2015, recognizing the importance of the issue and the need for further education in preparation to consider a revised resolution at the next MC USA convention in Orlando, FL in summer 2017. Meanwhile, the Executive Board will appoint a task force to re-write the resolution, keeping the concerns raised at Kansas City 2015 in mind.