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5 Aug 2014 - Bogotá, Colombia – For Jenny Neme, director of Colombian Mennonite organization Justapaz (Just Peace), recent support for South Korean conscientious objector San-Ming Lee was a natural occurrence. It sprung out, she said, of an attempt to “seek solidarity and mutual support, based... Read more...
21 Jul 2014 - Harrisburg and Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, USA – Mennonites and Brethren in Christ in eastern Pennsylvania enthusiastically welcomed Mennonite World Conference leaders on Sunday, 20 July at two kick-off celebrations, exactly one year in advance of the opening of the 21-26 July 2015 MWC Assembly... Read more...
17 Jul 2014 - Elkhart, Indiana, USA / Burkina Faso – Recent baptisms have swelled the membership of Eglise Evangélique Mennonite du Burkina Faso (Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso) by 34 percent, according to recent reports by Mennonite Mission Network and Siaka Traoré, national president of the... Read more...
17 Jul 2014 - Seoul, South Korea – A new conference of Anabaptist congregations has emerged in South Korea.The Korea Anabaptist Fellowship (KAF), formed in 2010, became an official conference of eight congregations and an associate member church of Mennonite World Conference earlier this year. The decision... Read more...
16 Jul 2014 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA – Habecker Mennonite Church never anticipated a call to refugee resettlement. But the will of God became apparent, slowly at first, and then with increasing demand. The refugees from Burma/ Myanmar all need transportation, jobs, social services and help learning... Read more...
11 Jul 2014 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – A group of young adults in Manitoba are producing “bread cloths” and then selling them to raise both money and awareness for the July 2015 Mennonite World Conference Assembly and Global Youth Summit.“Since we are the host continent for this... Read more...
4 Jul 2014 - Joint release by Mennonite World Conference and Mennonite Central CommitteeBogotá, Colombia - Within days of her arrival in Bogotá on 21 August 2013 for her YAMEN! term, Rut Arsari already knew it would be difficult for her to leave. The wonderful people she would meet and the close relationships... Read more...
3 Jul 2014 - Vietnam—Security police assaulted a large group of pastors and theological students gathered in their church center at a provincial town just north of Ho Chi Minh City on the eve of a renewal conference and graduation ceremonies for students of the theological training program.The Evangelical... Read more...
16 Jun 2014 - Schoorl, Netherlands – From 19-24 March, leaders and members of the four Mennonite World Conference Commissions met together for a time of face-to-face discussion, reflection, worship and strategic planning to advance the mission of MWC.It was only the second such meeting of the four... Read more...
13 Jun 2014 - Soacha, Colombia – Tears flowed freely as a Mennonite World Conference delegation of international visitors exchanged stories and blessings with members of Iglesia Menonita de la resurrección (Mennonite Church of the Resurrection) in Soacha, Colombia on 18 May 2014.The delegation, with... Read more...
5 May 2014 - Kitchener, Ontario – In Ukraine a former Mennonite church building is being restored and transformed – with the help of Canadian Mennonites – into a Greek Catholic church.This development, according to observers, is an example of Mennonite-Catholic collaboration in the spirit of... Read more...
10 Apr 2014 - Kinshasa, DR Congo – The Francophone Mennonite Network, working under the auspices of Mennonite World Conference, attempts to foster relationships and projects among French-speaking Mennonites from three continents. The first consultation on theological education among francophone Mennonites... Read more...
10 Apr 2014 - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – “What can you do for your part of the world?” That’s the question the International Brethren in Christ Association (IBICA) has been asking Brethren in Christ church leaders across the globe, during a series of national summits.Launched in 2011,... Read more...
31 Mar 2014 - Guatemala City, Guatemala – In a context of widespread poverty, violence, and competing religious currents, where do Anabaptist-Mennonite churches in Latin America find hope?On 10-14 February, 137 Mennonite church leaders from 19 different countries gathered at a Catholic retreat center in... Read more...
9 Mar 2014 - Strasbourg, France - “I continue to be inspired by the mutuality of our work,” commented John Rempel of Toronto, Ontario, one of the Mennonite participants in the 26-31 January 2014 second meeting of the Trilateral (Catholic, Lutheran, Mennonite) Dialogue Commission on Baptism.The... Read more...
3 Mar 2014 - Chicago, Illinois – “What would happen if, following the example of monastic orders, there would be a ‘vow of poverty’ in multicultural mission teams for everyone?”This question, posed by César García at the 22 January annual consultation of the Council of... Read more...
3 Mar 2014 - The Philippines – Like the news, the winds and rain that came with Super Typhoon Haiyan have let up. But the damage from the storm that slammed regions of the Philippines on 8 November 2013 remains on the mental and emotional front page for survivors.One of the most intense tropical storms on... Read more...
26 Feb 2014 - Mennonite World Conference mourns the passing of Cornelius J. (C.J.) Dyck, Mennonite historian and church leader, in Normal, Illinois, USA, on 10 January 2014. Dyck served as Executive Secretary of MWC from 1961-1973.Born in Russia on 20 August 1921, Dyck grew up in Kansas (USA). He served for... Read more...
10 Dec 2013 - Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso – Five Mennonite World Conference member churches recently collaborated on a project intended to build self-sustainable church programs within African Mennonite communities.Communauté Evangélique Mennonite (Evangelical Mennonite Church) of DR... Read more...
12 Nov 2013 - Changi Cove, Singapore -- President Nelson Okanya and others from Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) found themselves celebrating the growth of and learning from Global South mission partners at the annual meeting of the International Missions Association (IMA), a group of 22 Anabaptist mission... Read more...
12 Nov 2013 - Kinshasa, DR Congo – In July 2012, Sidonie Swana Falanga heard news that she thought was too good to be true. The 100-year-old Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo, or CMCo) had approved the ordination of women.“I asked myself, is it an invention, a lie, a dream, or... Read more...
12 Nov 2013 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - “Isn’t English your first language?” Marius van Hoogstraten (Netherlands) asked Don McNiven (Canada), after a laughter-filled conversation about the proper spelling of the English word “future.”Both men are members of Mennonite World... Read more...
24 Oct 2013 - Uganda — Among the many memories that Shammah Nakawesi of Uganda brings home from her one-year service assignment in Indonesia is her new understanding of loving God and others. “Even in the uncertainties of life, loving God and loving others is all that matters,” says... Read more...
23 Oct 2013 - Angola – An enthusiastic and joyous welcome and long lists of needs greeted a Mennonite World Conference (MWC) delegation during a visit to member churches in Angola the first week of September 2013 – a follow up to an earlier delegation in April. (See related article about the April... Read more...
23 Oct 2013 - Angola – “Come and visit us,” urged representatives of Angolan Mennonite churches during the May 2012 Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council meeting in Switzerland.They said they felt isolated and abandoned following the end of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC... Read more...

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