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Chiesa Evangelica Mennonita Italiana (The Italian Mennonite Church) is an Evangelical, non-Pentecostal group in Italy with congregations in the Bari and Sicily regions. The Mennonite presence in Italy, associated with Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMM), has its roots in the post-World War II era. Today, the Italian Mennonite Church has 250 members and 5 congregations (Mennonite World Conference).

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In Europe is Maurizio Benazzi: Maurizio_benazzi@libero.it

Who is Maurizio Benazzi?

Maurizio Benazzi has got his degree in theology, becoming an expert in homiletics, in June 2001 at the Waldesian University of Theology in Rome. In the previous years, he has collaborated with the Catholic ACLI group of Legnano (near Milan, Italy) in 1996, and then with a Lutheranian synodal group until 2001. He has temporarely worked as Reformed Pastor in Locarno (Switzerland). After this experience, he decided to be a secular member of the Waldesian Church in Milan until 2003.

Since then, he has chosen to investigate better the social theological matter and study new ways about how to improve the interreligious dialogue among different faiths, on one hand, and non-belivers, on the other, giving his efforts and his spare time to write on Ecumenici newsletter daily articles. He hasn’t given the last three exams to obtain the university degree about Historical and Religious Science at La Sapienza University in Rome, despite he has obtained good marks in the previous exams. He likes to say that he practically obtained his second degree through his wide kwnoledge. Actually, as a Zwinglianian theologian, without having any chuch to aim to, he normally works to keep his free theological activity.

This activity started at the end of the Nineties, organizing religious meetings in Milan with the current chairman of the Venerable Ambrosian Library and Gallery. This activity has increased through new studies and experiences.

He is 45 years old. He lives at Legnano and works as an accountant in a firm in Milan. In his free time he likes reading. He has got a wide number of books. He isn’t a member of any religious community. He sometimes meet the Baptist community. He is single.

Now in 2015. 51 yo,  Maurizio Benazzi want became a Quaker and he lives in Olgiate Olona.

Maurizio dott. Benazzi

Via Luigi Tovo 3

I 21057 Olgiate Olona VA

Tel (0039) 0331 641844

Mobile (0039) 392 1943729

Skype: maurizio.benazzi

maurizio_benazzi@libero.it

The Friends of Jesus Commitments

These commitments are promises we make to each other as a loving community in Christ. These goals are not a legal code, but an expression of who we hope to be as part of the living, growing body of Christ. Our hope is that they can be the starting point for rich conversations about what it means to be members of one another and of our Creator.

Together, we experience Jesus as our Savior and Healer, Lord and Teacher.

As we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we seek the power of the Holy Spirit to turn us away from sin, brokenness and incompleteness, and to bring us into more abundant life.

We commit ourselves to:

– Love one another as Christ has first loved us

– Live a deeply rooted life through Spirit-led worship, prayer and other disciplines

– Participate fully in a base group and larger gatherings, creating a community of trust and transformation where all can experience the love and power of Jesus Christ

– Be taught by the Holy Spirit: directly, through the Bible, and through each other, allowing the spiritual gifts of each individual to be fully used for God’s glory

– Be accountable to each other in love, compassion and forgiveness, following Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18

– Offer the resources at our disposal to our common life and mission: time, money, energy and love

– Proactively invite others into our base groups, larger gatherings and wider ministries – sharing Christ’s good news as broadly as we can

– Make God’s love visible by working for the coming Kingdom: for peace, mercy, economic justice and reconciliation

http://www.friendsofjesusfellowship.org/friends-of-jesus-commitments/

We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind
not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be
freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind
obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it,
freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong,
Obedience performs blindly
but Freedom is wide awake
Freedom wants to know why,
Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive
obedient man respects God’s commands
and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands.
Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our site. Pink Menno started with a very simple vision that a brother and sister shared during Christmas of 2008. Wondering what they could do to make the Mennonite Church an open and welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, they envisioned a sea of people dressed in pink as a sign of support singing hymns together in the middle of the upcoming Columbus convention. From that vision, a small online community formed, which gradually grew and gained more followers and supporters.

Now we’d like to continue that vision. After the overwhelming support and positive participation at the convention, Pink Menno will continue working for our goals outside of the convention. We recognize that many in the church disagree with our goals. We know that our goals will probably take a long time to be realized, and in the meantime we will be engaged in the hard work of living, worshipping, and honestly talking with people of all beliefs.

Goals – Pink Menno supports the inclusion of LGBTQ individuals in marriage, in ordination, and in the loving community of Christian fellowship within the Mennonite Church. Pink Menno envisions the day when it becomes irrelevant because the church is fully living out Christ’s radical love toward all people, especially toward those in the margins.

Vision– To achieve healing and hope for the Mennonite Church through the inclusion and welcome of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and their supporters.

Strategy – Pink Menno will remain a visible, vocal presence supporting, sustaining and furthering genuine dialogue. Pink Menno will be a nonviolent, loving, welcoming presence. Pink Menno will provide social, spiritual and emotional support for those experiencing exclusion or spiritual violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Pink Menno will use laughter, music, poetry, color, artwork, quilts, fun, film, food, books, and whatever else is positive and uplifting to communicate our message.

The minute below was affirmed a couple years ago by my Quarterly Meeting (Whitewater) and my Yearly Meeting (Ohio Valley)

One of the distinctive characteristics of RSoF the centrality of spirit. “Light of the Living Christ”
and continuing revelation. ” We have been led’ Personally I feel both my Quarterly and Yearly Meeting captured both the essence of Quakerism and the spirit of equality for GLBTQ folks in this minute.

MINUTE ON SEXUALITY AND GENDER IDENTITY EQUALITY
We have been led by the Light of the Living Christ to understand that God’s love extends with equality to all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The understanding that Christ has given us as Quakers today leads us to three conclusions. We affirm the full humanity of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons. We are committed to their equal status within the Religious Society of Friends and the wider world. We celebrate their covenant relationships, including marriages under the care of our constituent meetings, as just as sacred,just as valid, and the cause for just as much joy as those of any other persons.

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Are you ready for more?

Not more accomplishments to rack up, not more bills to pay and people to impress – but more life, the real life that all of us hunger for but often fail to experience.

Are you ready to live truly, see clearly, and prioritize the things that really matter?

What does it mean to be fully human?

This fall, Friends of Jesus Fellowship invites you to an experience of wholeness, vitality, and deeper life in community.

Be present with us September 4-7 in Lebanon, New Jersey.

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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