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16 Jan 2017 - World Fellowship Sunday celebrates koinonia amid sufferingBogotá, Colombia – “We celebrate World Fellowship Sunday because it is a way to remember the origin of our church: clearly, first comes the teachings of Jesus, but we also remember that 500 years ago some brave women and men,... Read more...
16 Jan 2017 - 2nd annual Lancaster international hymn singWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Anabaptist Christians in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, had a taste of Revelation 7:9 worship when they hosted Mennonite World Conference’s Assembly 16 in July 2015. A local committee is building on that... Read more...
13 Jan 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – When Toronto United Mennonite Church (TUMC) decided it was time to renovate and expand their building, the congregation wanted the project to reach beyond their usual sphere of influence. Located in Canada’s largest, multicultural city, TUMC has some 200... Read more...
23 Dec 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Taking a risk and trusting in God are sure ways to grow in faith. For Marisela Dyck and Xavier Chen, serving with the Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network (YAMEN) program in 2015-2016 was a year of lessons in relying on God.“During my service I learned that... Read more...
19 Dec 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia - Where can you find testimonies from church leaders in the Global South, perspectives on current events from global Anabaptist church leaders, and keep up with the latest resources and events in the Mennonite World Conference community? In MWC Info, a monthly newsletter that... Read more...
29 Nov 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Tremendous change rocked the Western church 500 years ago as successive groups discovered new things about God through Scripture and separated from the Roman Catholic church. Renewal 2027 is a framework for a 10-year series of events within the Mennonite World Conference (... Read more...
23 Nov 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – We are grateful for the steady flow of contributions in support of Mennonite World Conference, whether from our national member churches, local congregations, or individuals. We are somewhat surprised that giving is slower this year than average, resulting in being behind... Read more...
18 Nov 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – A downpour of rain preceded a shower of flowers as women paraded dancing and drumming to the shamiana (tent) that would shelter the All India Mennonite Women Conference (AIMWC) 6–9 October 2016. Bihar Mennonite Mandli (BMM) church hosted nearly 400 women... Read more...
26 Oct 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – In June 2016, the dream of worshipping together as the global family became a reality, when local young people from three denominations celebrated the inaugural YABs Fellowship Week with a joint worship service in Bogotá.“It was another space to feel the connection... Read more...
28 Sep 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Indonesia is located on fault lines – geographic and sociological. The island chain at the convergence of 3 tectonic plates is prone to earthquake, tsunamis and volcanos; its people scattered over thousands of islands speak some 700 languages, and the state... Read more...
27 Sep 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – “How will the church respond to the different needs we hear and see around us?” The European Mennonite churches asked this question, especially relating to the refugee crisis, as they prepared the worship materials for Mennonite World Conference’s World... Read more...
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...

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