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13 Sep 2016 - Elkhart, Indiana, USA – Holy Spirit fire dances in Bercy Mundedi’s eyes. It sets aflame the ministries to which she has been called – the most recent being to lead the Kalonda Bible Institute in Democratic Republic of Congo.She was named director during the 29 June 29–3 July... Read more...
26 Jul 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Conrad Grebel University College hosted academics, practitioners, artists and church workers at the inaugural Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, 9–12 June 2016. In Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 203 people from 20 countries (from Canada to Colombia to... Read more...
25 Jul 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Smiles and a warm reception greeted Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Executive Committee member Steven Mang’ana and Regional Representative (Central/West Africa) Francisca Ibanda as they visited Église Mennonite du Burundi (EMB).In May 2016, Mang’ana and Ibanda... Read more...
22 Jul 2016 - Report on Bearing Fruit, the Lutheran World Federation Task Force to follow up the “Mennonite Action” at the LWF Eleventh Assembly in 2010.Bogotá, Colombia – The reconciliation process between the Lutheran World Federation and Mennonite World Conference has created fertile ground... Read more...
15 Jun 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – “It is sometimes hard to understand all the dynamics of what is happening in other parts of the world,” says Joanne Dietzel, coordinator of the PA 2015 prayer network; “however, as we share in prayer we become one body.”With the launch of a new,... Read more...
16 May 2016 - New York, USA – Juan Sebastián Pacheco Lozano is uniquely qualified for his position as the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) participant serving as the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) intern at Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) United Nations Office this year.From 2011... Read more...
22 Apr 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Members of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) body are responding to the April earthquakes in Ecuador. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of northern Ecuador 16 April 2016, followed by a second earthquake 20 April, and continued strong aftershocks for... Read more...
18 Apr 2016 - Regional representatives and treasurer introduced at Indonesia meetingsBogotá, Colombia – When the church is suffering in a remote or politically sensitive part of the world, it is the regional representatives who convey the news to the global Anabaptist family. These servants share joys and... Read more...
13 Apr 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – On 12–19 February 2017, Anabaptist-Mennonites from around the world will gather in Augsburg, Germany, to celebrate the opening event of Renewal 2027 in conjunction with meetings of the Mennonite World Conference Executive Committee. Renewal 2027 will be a 10-year... Read more...
12 Apr 2016 - Fourth meeting of the Catholic, Lutheran and Mennonite Trilateral Dialogue Commission on baptism Bogotá, Colombia – Representatives of the Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity), The Lutheran World Federation, and Mennonite World Conference met in Bogotá,... Read more...
29 Mar 2016 - New Executive Committee meets in IndonesiaBogotá, Colombia – Excitement for Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly 2021 was in the air at the MWC Executive Committee annual meeting 12–19 February 2016 in Semarang, Indonesia.Gereja Kristen Muria Indonesia (GKMI), Gereja Injili di... Read more...
22 Mar 2016 - South American Mennonite youth build friendships across bordersCartagena, Chile – When talking about the sea and border problems between Chile and Bolivia, it is common to hear derogatory and xenophobic comments that mirror patriotic ideas, and which appeal to conflicts that have existed for... Read more...
15 Mar 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite churches in Europe are responding the violence and displacement in the Middle East that is affecting their society.Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeiden (AMG – Mennonite church in Germany) and Algemene Doopsgezind Societeit (ADS – Dutch Mennonite... Read more...
15 Feb 2016 - Goshen, Indiana, USA - On 30 January 2016, nearly 100 people gathered in downtown Seoul, Korea to participate in the first Korean Anabaptist Conference. The goal of the gathering, according to Bock Ki Kim, director of the Korea Anabaptist Center and co-sponsor of the event, was “to introduce... Read more...
2 Feb 2016 - HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – After six years of training and preparation, the Vietnam Mennonite Church (VMC), a Mennonite World Conference member, ordained 26 pastors in Ho Chi Minh City on 5 December 2015.Pastor Nguyen Quang Trung, president of VMC, officiated at the ordination service for 26... Read more...
27 Jan 2016 - Bogota, Colombia – Five new young adults have been appointed to represent young people from their continental regions in Mennonite World Conference (MWC) on the Young AnaBaptists (YABs) Committee.Makadunyiswe Doublejoy Ngulube (Zimbabwe), Ebenezer Mondez (Philippines), Jantine Huisman (... Read more...
14 Jan 2016 - GOSHEN, Indiana, USA — When 27-year-old SangMin Lee, a Mennonite conscientious objector from South Korea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the global Mennonite church community provided support in the form of letters and prayers. In early December 2015, Lee spoke with supporters at the... Read more...
13 Jan 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference’s (MWC) 16th Assembly in Pennsylvania, USA, connected Anabaptists from around the world, in person and electronically.A new statistics poster released by MWC illustrates the final numbers from PA 2015. There are many interesting facts, for... Read more...
12 Jan 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – For Keila Viana, seeing how art can heal wounds deepened her understanding of God and his love during her international service in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.“I believe that during this time God worked a lot in my life,” says Viana, a 22-year-old young adult from the... Read more...
7 Jan 2016 - Colombian peace and justice organizations call for prayer for the La Esperanza communityBogotá, Colombia – “We know that in many places throughout the world there is war, violence and hunger.” With this acknowledgement, Mennonite partners working for peace and justice in Colombia... Read more...
16 Dec 2015 - Assembly prayer network connected Anabaptist body to each other and GodWinnipeg, Canada – “When people came together in the prayer room, many times no words were needed,” says Joanne H. Dietzel, Lancaster Mennonite conference coordinator. “A prayer, a touch, offering a... Read more...
14 Dec 2015 - Bogota, Colombia – Assembly PA 2015, the once-every-six-years gathering of Mennonite World Conference, closed financially at break-even, that is, without a deficit.The MWC operations team continuously made adjustments, maintaining priorities of environmental sustainability and financial... Read more...
1 Dec 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia - Leaders of Mennonite conferences in Europe and international guests met in Buhl, France, for their annual gathering of planning and fellowship 23-25 October 2015. The assembled leaders drafted a statement to express their concern about the refugee crisis in Europe.“The... Read more...
17 Nov 2015 - Winnipeg, Canada - Representatives of every stream of global Christianity met in Tirana, Albania, 1–5 November, 2015 for a consultation on Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together, convened by the Global Christian Forum.Together, these 145 Christian leaders recognized... Read more...
27 Oct 2015 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – As Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches celebrated Peace Sunday on 20 September 2015, they also recognized the ways in which peace continues to be wanting in their communities.In Colombia, Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches, and Global... Read more...

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