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15 Oct 2014 - Liestal, Switzerland – While “deeply shaken” by the terror caused by IS (Islamic State) militias in Iraq and Syria, “we believe that the situation does not render pacifist convictions obsolete,” declared the faculty of the Theological Seminary Bienenberg in a mid-... Read more...
9 Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – An international group of young Anabaptists – called the YABs Committee for short – are deep into planning the next Global Youth Summit (GYS), which will immediately precede the upcoming Mennonite World Conference Assembly.As the official MWC youth... Read more...
9 Oct 2014 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Quang Xuan Tran, the first Vietnamese Mennonite pastor, died in Philadelphia on 20 September at the age of 84.Quang came to the United States in March 1975 to attend the annual missions meeting of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). As South Vietnam was overrun by... Read more...
4 Oct 2014 - Bogota, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference is urgently seeking submissions for workshops and seminars at Assembly Gathered, by the deadline of 1 November.We are seeking workshops and seminars that challenge, inspire and unite the church as a global peace church for mission and faithful... Read more...
3 Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA – In less than a year from now, our sisters and brothers from around the world, and from across North America, will be coming to Harrisburg to worship and fellowship with us. “PA 2015,” the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, will be held at the Farm Show Complex,... Read more...
2 Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – “We should be well informed hosts,” said Richard Thomas recently about PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, to be held next July 21-26 in Harrisburg, PA.Thomas, who chairs the National Advisory Council for the event, is urging all North... Read more...
21 Sep 2014 - Bogota, Colombia – In response to urgent appeals from the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon and from the Middle East Council of Churches, Mennonite World Conference issued a call for “a shower of prayer, solidarity and blessing” to MWC... Read more...
12 Sep 2014 - Harrisburg, PA – “What a sad irony it would be if we welcomed the world to PA 2015 but we failed to find a way for our U.S. and Canadian sisters and brothers who belong to immigrant congregations, and to congregations who need financial support, to attend MWC’s Assembly next... Read more...
10 Sep 2014 - Goshen, Indiana – As Anabaptist denominations in the United States prepare to host the 16th Mennonite World Conference Assembly in Pennsylvania next July, a new survey sheds light on the strength of Mennonite Church USA’s existing global connections.The survey, designed and administered... Read more...
3 Sep 2014 - Goshen, Indiana, USA – From an early age, Myrl Nofziger, a real estate developer from Goshen, Indiana, USA, learned life-shaping lessons about philanthropy, benefiting many Mennonite organizations, including Mennonite World Conference.“My father talked and lived giving every day,... Read more...
28 Aug 2014 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference has appointed four new staff members: two regional representatives for Africa, a regional representative for Europe and an executive assistant to the general secretary. The staff members will begin their new roles September 1.In announcing the... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Recognizing that visitors to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere often find it difficult to get visas, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is taking steps to try to keep the situation from limiting attendance at its global Assembly next summer.“When we invited the global church to the U.S. for... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA – Registrants for PA 2015 will be able to choose from 47 tours while attending the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, to be held July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.Ten full-day tours will take place on Monday, July 20. Registrants may choose among visits to Washington, D.C.,... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA – “Mennonite World Conference Assemblies come with many parts. Two of them are Assembly Gathered and Assembly Scattered,” explains Liesa Unger, Chief International Events Officer for MWC. Unger, of Regensburg, Germany, is overseeing the planning of “... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA – We Mennonites, Mennonite Brethren, and Brethren in Christ of North America have invited our sisters and brothers from around the world to come to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in a little more than a year from now—July 21-26, 2015.The event, Pennsylvania 2015, is Mennonite... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Bogota, Colombia – Online registration for Pennsylvania 2015 opened 20 August through a redesigned and expanded Assembly section of the Mennonite World Conference website.The site includes information about Assembly Gathered, planned for 21-26 July 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as well as... Read more...
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...

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