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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...
1 Oct 2013 - New York, New York – JeaHyun Nham from the Republic of Korea (ROK/South Korea) is the latest Mennonite World Conference (MWC) intern to join the staff of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) United Nations Office. The intern is a joint appointment of MCC and MWC.Nham is a member of Jesus... Read more...
30 Sep 2013 - Cachipay, Colombia – Forty-nine women pastors and leaders met here 7-10 August 2013 to receive training on the theme of “Caring for ourselves and each other among women” – also known as “Sister Care.”The event was part of the Anabaptist Women Theologians Movement... Read more...
30 Sep 2013 - United States – What began as a seminar for women in the United States has now been shared in Asia and Latin America with additional invitations received from Kenya and Trinidad.Sister Care is a Mennonite Women USA (MW USA) sponsored program that equips women to continue their own healing... Read more...
30 Aug 2013 - Bogotá, Colombia – This year, 210 leaders will complete Anabaptist education courses at seminaries in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Although the seminaries teach by “the book,” their students are far from traditional.Most are church members with full-time jobs and families. One... Read more...
30 Aug 2013 - Mbuji Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo – A pastor in the Communauté Evangélique Mennonite au Congo has spearheaded a ministry of compassion to suffering prisoners in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Jean-Richard Muteba Wa Mbuyi spends a lot of time ministering inside La Prison Centrale... Read more...
30 Aug 2013 - Chuncheon, South Korea – U.K. Anabaptist leader Stuart Murray explored the basics of Anabaptist theology, history and ministry with Mennonites in South Korea during a country-wide speaking tour 20 April-3 May.During his visit Murray – author of the popular book The Naked Anabaptist (... Read more...
29 Aug 2013 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference has appointed three Regional Representatives to nurture relations with member and associate member churches in Asia and the Pacific. The representatives are to begin September 1.The announcement was made by MWC General Secretary, César García.... Read more...
12 Aug 2013 - DR Congo — In a world where differences and distance often divide people of faith, Mennonite youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are participating in an exchange program to strengthen ties among the country’s three Mennonite conferences.The exchange program, called Menno-Monde... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen, Indiana – Nearly 30 people from 18 countries gathered at Goshen College on 29 July-02 August to launch the Mennonite World Conference “Global Anabaptist Profile.” The MWC project, which is organized and funded by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen, Indiana – On 20-23 July, a six-member task force appointed by Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Faith and Life Commission met at Goshen College with counterparts from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to review progress globally on the commitments that the two global communions made... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen Indiana, USA – In 2013, Mennonite Women USA’s International Women’s Fund (IWF) awarded scholarships totaling $10,500 to 21 women in India, Africa and Latin America. Scholarships are used by recipients in pursuit of theological training for church leadership.Prospective... Read more...

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